Mariana PT

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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 434
  • 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

Disgraceful performance

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Reviewed: 10-21-18

The story is amazing and very powerful, but the narrator is completely unable to speak Spanish, which is a shame because she is not a bad one in English. It’s not only a matter of a thick accent, but she changes letters and completely mangles the language. It is absolutely disrespectful that she cannot even pronounce the National Anthem or the saints. Audible should discontinue this version and record it again with someone else. An complete disgrace!

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