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Publisher's Summary

Doña Inés Suárez, nacida en España, proveniente de una familia pobre, sobrevive a diario trabajando como costurera. Es el siglo dieciséis y la conquista de América está comenzando. Un día el esposo de Inés desaparece rumbo al Nuevo Mundo, ella aprovecha para partir en busca de él y escapar de su vida claustrofóbica que lleva en su tierra natal. Su accidentado viaje la lleva a Perú, donde al llegar se entera que su esposo ha muerto en una batalla. Al poco tiempo Inés comienza una apasionada relación con Pedro Valdivia, hombre que le cambia la vida por completo. Pedro Valdivia es un valiente héroe de guerra y mariscal de Francisco Pizarro.

Uno de los sueños de Valdivia es triunfar donde españoles han fracasado, llevando a cabo la conquista de Chile. Juntos los amantes fundan la cuidad de Santiago de Chile y lideran una guerra sangrienta contra los indígenas chilenos, en una lucha que cambiara sus vidas para siempre.

Basada en una investigación meticulosa, y contada con la pasión y el extraordinario talento narrativo de Isabel Allende, Inés del Alma Mía es una obra de impresionante magnitud.

Please Note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2006 Isabel Allende; (P)2007 FonoLibro Inc.

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El libro no está completo

Would you try another book from Isabel Allende and/or Isabel Varas?

He leído mucho a Isabel Allende y la seguiré leyendo, pero el audiolibro no viene completo. Quitan las partes descriptivas de las historia original y pierde la escencia de Allende.<br/><br/>La narradora, Isabel Varas es buena y agradable y la volvería a comprar.

What about Isabel Varas’s performance did you like?

Excelente, es entretenida y captura la atención.

Was Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul] worth the listening time?

Any additional comments?

Quisiera que los audiolibros vinieran completos o en su defecto, que digan si está completo o no en su descripción.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Definitely great!

If you ever want to immerse yourself in our spanish history, you've got to listen to this great book.

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excelente novela! muy poderosa.

la narradora hizo un gran trabajo. La historia fue muy hermosa y triste a la vez, como todos los libros de isabel allende

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La historia de una vida

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No creo que uno pueda escribir la historia de una vida, con los sentimientos, en los ultimos dias de una persona. Uno cambia con los años, los cuales le hacen perder memoria de momentos y lo que se sintio en el momento, estos sentimientos se desvanecen. Si se lleva una diario es posible.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

La historia es agradable, lo que no es es muy definida. Isabel Allende es una escritoria increible, este no es uno de sus mejores.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

La vos es agradable.

Did Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul] inspire you to do anything?

No, No me hubiera gustado vivir en esos tiempos y ver la destrucion de los indios por los conquistadores.

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Not my favorite Allende novel, and it was poorly produced

The woman narrating the novel had a very pleasant voice, though at times it was a little precious, but I couldn't tell if it was the writing or her interpretation.

The production values of the audiobook were horrible. The producers included a soundtrack that was distracting at best and totally inappropriate at its worst, and there was too much of it . Whoever chose the music clearly hadn't read the book, and I am giving that person the benefit of the doubt, because if they had read the book and still chose the tunes they chose, that person needs to find another career.

This novel takes place in the 16th century in Spain, Peru and Chile. Intro and outro music for chapters and sections was mostly "America, The Beautiful." Battle scenes were underscored with "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" Toward the end of the novel they saturated the underscoring with "Flight of the Valkyries" from Wagner's Ring Cycle. All three tunes are super recognizable, and totally inappropriate. It made the audiobook practically un-listenable.

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interesante..

creo que una historia como la de Doña Inesperado es digna de contar..muy interesante, bella

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Recomendado

Excelente. No pude para de escucharlo.
Muy bueno libro de Isabel, no esperaba el final, pero no estoy decepcionada.

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Disappointed

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The musical flourishes accentuating the story were a bit overdone and got in the way of the narrative. Found myself rolling my eyes several times -- felt like I was following a melodramatic telenovela instead of listening to a narration of one of my favorite authors

Would you be willing to try another book from Isabel Allende? Why or why not?

Absolutely. I love Isabelle Allende's books and have read all of her fiction - in english and in spanish and am now going through all of the audiobooks of her works in spanish. Finishing this one will be a challenge and I hope no more abridged versions with bells & whistles (literally) come out.

What three words best describe Isabel Varas’s voice?

playful

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

That is a very interesting question! One of Isabelle Allende's books has been turned into a movie and it would have been better if it had been in spanish and casted native chileans (not Meryl Streep pretending to be 16 when she was way over 40). It's a good story and Ines Suarez is a very interesting person. I would like to hear more about her

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Excellent...

great performance. loved it. Wish to listen to more book like this one. thank you.

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Good story about people moving to America

Would you listen to Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul] again? Why?

No, there are many books I want to listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul]?

When she met her lover

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I like it very much

Who was the most memorable character of Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul] and why?

Her strength and self stem for a women in those years particularly in catholic countries