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Publisher's Summary

Enrique Serna, an acclaimed Mexican author, has won such awards as the Mazatlan Prize for Literature for his highly praised El Seductor de la Patria. This exceptional novel explores the inner consciousness of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the infamous Mexican general of the 19th century. With suspense and humor, Serna tells the story of this controversial figure, as well as the story of Mexico during this turbulent time period. Drawing on historical documents to inspire his description of Santa Anna, Serna evokes a conflicted character in a conflicted land.

Note: This title is in Spanish.

©2004 Enrique Serna; (P)2004 Recorded Books

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Excelente

Would you listen to El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo) again? Why?

Excelente narración. Soy historiadora e, independientemente de la evaluación científica de Serna, es una obra obligatoria y, ya que el libro de papel es enorme, escucharlo así aligera la "lectura". Además del placer de la narración que parecería que una está escuchando a Don Antonio. ¡Totalmente recomendable!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great way to learn some Mexican history

I loved this book. It follows the life of a major Mexican revolutionary and politician during the founding of the Mexican state. It is brilliantly written and very engaging. I did have a bit of trouble keeping track of all of the characters, but that's a minor complaint and if I weren't completely ignorant of Mexican history that probably wouldn't have been a problem. I came away from this book with a basic feel for how Mexico as a state came into being, and a better understanding of US history as well.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Eduardo
  • Queretaro, Mexico
  • 12-14-11

A Sadly truthful well narrated story

What did you like about this audiobook?

It is well documented and gives details in how the combination of dishonest persons in both countries allowed the big damage to Mexico

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

Yes

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Yes he knows very much about the subject and he presents the information in a very interesting and attracting way.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Nothing

Do you have any additional comments?

This is the second time that I answer the questions and when I go the preview this questions are changed. In this case I was asked about a as different name and I answered:I will call the ooh: the destroyers of México. <br/>The other question was about the usefullnes of the book: Answer:History needs to be known in order to avoid its repetition

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Diego
  • San Ysidro, CA, United States
  • 05-17-11

Deleite

Aunque esta novela tiene gran parte de ficción, es una excelente forma de conocer la vida de un personaje tan enigmático como Antonio López de Santa Anna. Francisco Rivela hace un muy buen trabajo, no es solamente una persona leyendo, es toda una radionovela que incita a seguir escuchándose.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great prose - fascinating history

The narrator is excellent, the prose beautiful and the history something every American should learn more about. The author has a very interesting way of telling Santa Ana's story.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • oliver
  • hermosillo, Mexico
  • 04-03-13

Confuso al principio

What did you love best about El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo)?

La forma en que el narrador abarca los diferentes personajes y no lo hace como una biografía llana y aburrida.

What was one of the most memorable moments of El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo)?

El valor histórico de la narración y la historia en su totalidad.

Which character – as performed by Fransisco Rivela – was your favorite?

jimenez

If you could take any character from El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo) out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Gral. Santa Anna

Any additional comments?

Adictivo. Los primeros 2 capitulos son enredosos pero una vez que se agarra el hilo.. preparate para mantenerte pegado.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excelente y apasionante

Would you consider the audio edition of El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo) to be better than the print version?

A great performance of the narrator that transmits the pasion of the character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

love it and recommend it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • edgar
  • fontana, CA, United States
  • 11-04-12

buenisiman historia

What made the experience of listening to El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo) the most enjoyable?

realmente siempre quise conoser la histoiria,me llevo por todo mexico,y su genteen ese tiempo

What other book might you compare El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo) to and why?

bueno es un tema historico,talvez verdadero,no recuerdo ahora con que otro titulo compararlo<br/>

Which scene was your favorite?

realmente todo el esenario estubo para disfrutarlo

Who was the most memorable character of El Seductor de la Patria (Texto Completo) and why?

antonio santana el vil presidente

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Very good book

What does Fransisco Rivela bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked the narrator because it conveys a pace the story and allows you to visualize the events perfectly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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??til para entender la historia mejicana

Como siempre Francisco Rivela nos entrega una narraci??n exquisita, depurada y agradable al o??do. En cuanto a la historia, tiene momentos para reir y llorar. Contribuye a entender la historia mejicana contempor??nea.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful