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El sueño de las Antillas Audiobook

El sueño de las Antillas

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Publisher's Summary

En la Habana del siglo XIX, una mujer decide tomar las riendas de su vida y forjar su propio destino.

En 1858, cuando Valentina partió desde España hacia la colonia de Cuba en pasaje de tercera clase, tenía un joven marido a su lado y el corazón repleto de ilusiones. A su llegada a la isla, sin embargo, sus sueños se resquebrajan: su esposo ha muerto durante la agotadora travesía y el lugar, de pronto, se revela como un entorno hostil.

Sólo Tomás Mendoza, un atractivo médico que viajaba en el mismo barco que ella, intenta ayudarla proponiéndole matrimonio. Pero Valentina le rechaza por orgullo, pues no está dispuesta a inspirar lástima, aunque eso signifique tener que vender su cuerpo en un refinado prostíbulo caribeño. Lo que no sospecha es que hay hombres que no se conforman con unas horas de lujuria comprada y que algunos, como el rico y apuesto Leopoldo Bazán, bajo sus caballerosas formas esconden la más abyecta crueldad.

Con el pulso firme y sagaz de los grandes novelistas, Carmen Santos ha tejido una historia inolvidable que tiene mucho de las grandes sagas. De las calles habaneras al prostíbulo y de allí a los fastuosos salones de la alta sociedad isleña, enriquecida hasta lo inimaginable con el cultivo de la caña de azúcar, El sueño de las Antillas nos cuenta la historia de una mujer fuerte, valiente y carismática que, en una época de intrigas políticas por la independencia de Cuba y por la abolición de la esclavitud, se debate entre la ambición, la venganza, y el amor verdadero.

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2012 Carmen Santos (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Margarita 02-19-16
    Margarita 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!"

    me encanto! me transporte a otros lugares y otros tiempos, no queria q terminara. lo recomiendo mucho!

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    María 01-20-16
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    "Culebrón, pero ambientado en la Cuba del siglo XIX"

    Es una novela romantica con todos los ingredientes. Ricos y pobres. Buenos y malos. Entretenida

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    Carlos 01-13-16
    Carlos 01-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excelente novela ambientada en La Habana de mediados del siglo XIX"

    Una novela histórica ambientada en Cuba de mediados del siglo XIX, muy bien narrada y muy documentada, que hace que uno se traslade al lugar y época en que está ambientada.

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    Luciana Russo Vichino 12-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining Romance with no Surprises"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes it was. Nice story that makes you curious to know the end and may deliver some funny times if you are not expecting anything fabulous or out of the common kind of romance.


    If you’ve listened to books by Carmen Santos before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first one.


    What didn’t you like about Maria del Carmen Siccardi’s performance?

    I am not sure it was the narrator or the recording but very often some names would be pronounced wrong (like Gervasio being pronounced Gersavio) and in some cases the phrase would be read twice.


    Did El sueño de las Antillas inspire you to do anything?

    Entertaining but definitely not an inspiring book.


    Any additional comments?

    Very long romance and great to practice Spanish listening while having fun.

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    ANS WY, USA 05-21-17
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    "Good story, very mediocre narrator"

    The narrator was slow and some of the characters' voices she made were way too infantile and extremely cloying. But worst of all, the editing was lacking in extreme: the narrator would restart re-reading sentences if she didn't like the intonation, for example. That happened MANY times throughout the book. So so annoying. Also, one of the characters named GerVAsio, was pronounced by her on many occasions as Ger-SA-vio - such carelessness. I listened to the end because I liked the story but the narrator left much to be desired.

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    CHS Realtor 12-01-16
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    "Novela romántica"

    Esta novela no presenta muchos aspectos histórico y su interés está en relatar los amoríos y conflictos de su protagonista principal. Por más de ser interesante a veces el nivel es bajo. Sirvienta convirtiéndose en dama poderosa en la Cuba del los años 1800.

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    "¡Que lindo fue leer sobre Cuba!"

    A mí me gusto mucho el cuento y saber sobre la vida en Cuba durante esos tiempos. Soy de Cuba.

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    Maria Melendez-Berastain 08-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a great story!!!"

    Totally cautivated from the beginning. Easily transported to the era. I think I will listen to it again!!

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