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  • The Distance Between Us

  • A Memoir
  • By: Reyna Grande
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

When Reyna Grande’s father leaves his wife and three children behind in a village in Mexico to make the dangerous trek across the border to the United States, he promises he will soon return from "El Otro Lado" (The Other Side) with enough money to build them a dream house where they can all live together. His promises become harder to believe as months turn into years. When he summons his wife to join him, Reyna and her siblings are deposited in the already overburdened household of their stern, unsmiling grandmother.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story - Culturally INCOMPETENT Reading

  • By Amazon on 12-22-15

Loved the Story...the narration...not so much

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-16

What did you love best about The Distance Between Us?

I loved the story. It captivated me from beginning to end. I couldn't wait to get in my car and see what the Grandes were up to.

What did you like best about this story?

I very much enjoyed how Reyna Grande allowed me to be there at every important moment, seeing what she saw, feeling what she felt, even during the darkest moments.

Would you be willing to try another one of Tanya Eby’s performances?

It really depends. I think she did a fine job, except when she tried to say the Spanish words. I literally cringed every time she tried to say something in Spanish. She even messed up Sandra Cisneros name. It would have been much more enjoyable if the person narrating it would have been able to pronounce the Spanish words correctly. I almost quit listening to it...had the storyline not been good...I would have.

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