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Julia Castillo

WHITTIER, CA, US
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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87,706
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 79,821
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 79,370

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

Inspirational, engaging and highly relatable

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-18

I didn't expect to have much in common with a woman as powerful and well-known as Michelle Obama, but I was wrong. In telling her story, she reflects brilliantly on the many people and experiences that helped shape her. I could relate to her challenges as a working mom, a wife, and as a professional woman of color. Her love of family and hopes for the country were also points of connection. I enjoyed her narration. It felt like she was just a good friend in the car with me, telling me about her life, as we drove together. All the while, she was also challenging me to think deeply about how I too can "work to make the world as it should be." Thanks Michelle.

  • 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

Difficult to follow

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

I normally listen to all books start to finish but I just couldn't keep going with this one. It felt disjointed, the stories jumped all over from time and place. It was jumbled and I was left disappointed.