From Perón's glittering Buenos Aires to the rustic hills of Rio de Janeiro, from the haven of a corner butchershop to U.S. embassy halls, the Firielli family traverses a changing South America and the uncharted terrain of their relationships with one another.
©2009 Carolina De Robertis; (P)2009 Random House
Not read the print version. So this is a stupid question. You do know this is Audible. Right?
Useless question. Get rid of this one.
Voice inflection and measured performance made the listening experience quite good.
Eva as a central character from which all others revolve.
Enjoyed this book very much. Having visited Montevideo several times there was much familiarity in the story. Very emotional at times but the links to actual historical facts was a big bonus. I'll listen to this again but not yet. I need to recover first.
I hate to waste credits, but I read the reviews on this book and decided to give it a go. First of all the narration was just awful. Talk about pathos. One after the other. All you heard in her voice was pity. Pathetic powerless women, who never get it together. And it continued right to the end. I kept waiting for a high moment in one of their lives. But not a chance. I stuck with it, but couldn't wait for it to end. Ugh. Pass on this one.
This beautifully written family saga had me from the first. Deeply felt, and carefully structured...this story of one family through 3 generations gives a rich and moving picture of how political movements reach down into the lives of individuals. Wonderfully read.
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