En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (Texto Completo) [In the Time of the Butterflies]

Narrated by: Rosie Berrido
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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La historia de 3 valientes hermanas que desencadenaron la caída de uno de los regímenes más sangrientos de América Latina en el siglo XX… con su propia vida.

En esta novela, Julia Álvarez recrea magistralmente la historia real de tres hermanas que fueron brutalmente asesinadas por oponerse a la dictadura de Rafael Trujillo en República Dominicana. Treinta años después del crimen, la autora dio voz a cada una de ellas en un sentido homenaje a su valentía. Incluyo también a Dedé, la hermana sobreviviente que cuenta un capítulo muy oscuro de la historia con ternura y bondad.  

Escrito originalmente en inglés y publicado por vez primera en 1994, En el tiempo de las mariposas es un título fundamental para entender la realidad latinoamericana del siglo XX. Cabe destacar que las hermanas Mirabal, conocidas en la isla caribeña como “las mariposas”, inspiraron una efeméride. Desde 1981, en su honor, cada 25 de noviembre se conmemora el Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer. 

En 2001, la mexicana Salma Hayek produjo y protagonizó una adaptación cinematográfica de En el tiempo de las mariposas, la cual se llevó por primera vez al teatro en 2018. Esta versión en audiolibro es narrada por la actriz neoyorquina Rosie Berrido, quien hace un trabajo excepcional al darle una personalidad propia a cada una de las hermanas. 

Note: This title is in Spanish.

©2004 Julia Alvarez (P)2004 Recorded Books

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excelente libro, con una excelente narración

me encantó el libro. nunca había leído nada de la autora pero quede sorprendida por la excelente narrativa, la descripción de los personajes y la manera de transportar al lector al mundo de las mariposas. al ser inspirada en hechos reales te rompe el corazón saber cómo termina, porque uno logra encariñarse mucho con los personajes. un libro realmente hermoso!

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Las Mariposas – listen in Spanish

If you’ve read the other reviews you understand this is an account of life in the Dominican Republic. The narration is excellent. I enjoyed the voice and tone of the narrator. The language and accent was appropriate for me. I understand and speak Spanish, but it would be hard for me to write this review in Spanish. If you have an intermediate level or higher comprehension of Spanish the language in this book will be appropriate for you. The author provides a rich detail of description. I enjoyed this book and benefited from understand life from the sister’s point of view.

The book starts out a little slow, just daily life and such. I almost stopped listening but then it started to get more exciting once the sisters attended a party at the palace. From then on I enjoyed the story. It’s a story of struggle under a repressive government and ends in tragedy.

Things were bad. It is important to understand that what happened in Central America in the 1980s and earlier was worse, much worse. What’s important to take away from this book is the sister’s dedication in fighting for freedom and justice. They are heroines; they sacrificed themselves with courage for the greater good of their country. This book honors their memory.

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Book and auido

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but there I would have to warn that the words from the book don't always match up to the words in the audio. It was hard for some of my students to handle those small details.

Did Rosie Berrido do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I would have like to hear a real distinguishing difference of the characters (tone of voice).

If you could take any character from En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (Texto Completo) [In the Time of the Butterflies] out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Minerva because I would have loved to asked some questions. She seemed to be the one that took the bull by it's horns.

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excelente

recomendable! Muy descriptivo, la historia te envuelve completamente y sientes estar en los lugares mencionados. Muy buena narración.

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Nice book bad audio

The audio and the book are off, the chapters are different.. it needs to get fixed

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Bella Narración.

Podria volver a escucharlo mil veces mas. Mujeres valientes. Bonita narracion, te hace sentir al escuchar que lo estas viendo real.

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Beautifully written, and well-performed

This book has always been on my "must read" list, but I haven't had time until now. Listening to the narrative in Spanish felt right since this story of political oppression takes place in the Dominican Republic. If you have an intermediate level or higher comprehension of Spanish the language in the Spanish version of the book will be appropriate for you.
The author transports you to the world of the Mirabal sisters from when they were little girls growing up under the authoritarian rule of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, which lasted from 1930 to 1961. I truly felt that I connected with the sisters and found myself laughing and crying with them throughout the book. The Mirabal sisters' dedication to justice and freedom made them not only symbols of rebellion against Trujillo, but also as loving, independent women with husbands and children.
The chapters are a little off I must add. The actual book only has 12 chapters (plus the epilogue), while the Spanish audio version is divided into 18 chapters, but the audio does not represent that.. I hardly noticed until I was in chapter 9 but the audio was saying I was on another chapter.. Threw me off a bit, but I just decided to ignore because I had to know what happened next!

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Muy bueno

Me encanto esteemed libro. Excelente narration, muy burn realtor. Me encantaria leer mas sobre las mariposas

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Recommended for Spanish Learners

Gripping story, very well read. My Spanish is not great but I could follow the story without difficult.

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