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  • The Old Gringo

  • A Novel
  • By: Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Sayers Peden (translator)
  • Narrated by: David Crommett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

One of Carlos Fuentes’s greatest works, The Old Gringo tells the story of Ambrose Bierce, the American writer, soldier, and journalist, and of his last mysterious days in Mexico living among Pancho Villa’s soldiers, particularly his encounter with General Tomas Arroyo. In the end, the incompatibility of the two countries (or, paradoxically, their intimacy) claims both men, in a novel that is, most of all, about the tragic history of two cultures in conflict.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • too long but cool

  • By Norma on 11-14-16

too long but cool

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-16

Narrator was monoton but the book was decent and interesting. A bit difficult to understand.

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