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  • Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy | Carlos Eire

    Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Carlos Eire
    • Narrated By David Drummond
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    A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other - but with certain differences. The neighbor's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. Then, in January 1959, the world changed....

    J Conifer says: "Disappointing narrator"
  • Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy | Carlos Eire

    Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Refugee Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Carlos Eire
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
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    Carlos Eire's story of a boyhood uprooted by the Cuban Revolution quickly lures us in, as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother Tony touch down in the sun-dappled Miami of 1962 - a place of daunting abundance where his old Cuban self must die to make way for a new, American self waiting to be born. In this enchanting new work, narrated in Eire's inimitable and lyrical voice, young Carlos adjusts to life in his new country.

    Terry says: "A MUST READ BY ALL PEDRO PAN KIDS"
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