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  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

  • By: Julia Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Blanca Camacho, Annie Henk, Annie Kozuch, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents captures the vivid lives of the Garcia sisters, four privileged and rebellious Dominican girls adapting to their new lives in America. In the 1960s, political tension forces the Garcia family away from Santo Domingo and toward the Bronx. The sisters all hit their strides in America, adapting and thriving despite cultural differences, language barriers, and prejudice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, interesting story

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-15-17

better in paper form

4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-10-17

I've both listened to this and read the book, and for one thing, I just think that this isn't a book that translates to audio well. It's non linear, which makes for a confusing listen for ANY audiobook. I actually really enjoyed reading, but listening, not so much. It doesn't help that the narrator (narrators? It lists multiple people but I only hear one, it seems) is AWFUL.