Forgiveness

Narrated by: Arika Rapson
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In Forgiveness, her memoir, Chiquis bravely reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father during her childhood and the difficulties she's faced in her personal life as a result. Despite growing up marked by the wounds of abuse, she eventually conquered her fear of love and intimacy.

This book also recounts what caused the distance between her and her mother toward the end of Jenni's life. In Forgiveness, Chiquis brings to light truths that she wishes she had been able to reveal to Jenni.

Two years after her mother's death, Chiquis answers the most difficult questions: Was she able to make peace with Jenni? And in this story of triumph and tragedy, who is most in need of forgiveness?

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I loved the book, the bio,the story it was beautiful! However I didn't like the audio, I feel Chiquis should have read it or someone who is Hispanic it would have given it genuine emotion!

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Great story, terrible narrator

Terrible narrator. Would had appreciated a narrator who was bilingual to match the story line of the book. Chiquis is Mexican-American and is fluent in both languages so that's is why I was quite bothered hearing the narrator mispronouncing Spanish.

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Great book but AWFUL Narrator

Chiquis gets very deep and you learn more about her and life with her mother. It's a good book, I definitely recommend it to everyone who is a Jenni Rivera fan or Chiquis fan.

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The narrator ??

The book was ok! It has potential, but the narrator did not help. She made the author sound like a hipocrite!

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Loved It So Much!!!

Thank You Chiquis For Sharing Such Personal Moments in your Life! Couldn't Stop Listening. Loved it So Much!

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Beautifully written

I really enjoyed this book. Unfortunately, the narration was very poor. I think this book should have been narrated by a person who had a better grasp of the Spanish language in order for us, as listeners to fully appreciate the story.

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Loved it !

Chiquis is an incredibly brave and strong women I admire her so much and this book is very well written

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Yes the narrator is horrible. She’s more like for the erotica genre

I would seriously talk to the Chiquis camp and redo this contract for the book. AT LEAST get someone that is bilingual and does not talk like a 900 number operator. For reals.
I looked for the book in Spanish but it was not available 🤷🏼‍♀️.
I’m a fan of the Rivera’s reality shows. I don’t follow their music or buy their products. This is such a sad story. Chiquis gets a lot of hate and now I understand why. She exposes the root of every layer in her life. A life that very early on started with abuse. Very sad.
I think she also shows us another side of Jenni. The human and flawed one. A mother with a very short fuse that didn’t know how to parent. Details of her tragic accident the family’s , ups and downs like every family. I had low expectations for this book and was surprised. Pobre Chiquis, now I get it

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Recommend to all the rivera fans

Loved it learned a lot from this book not to judge unless you know the whole story and facts....!

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Great Read

My favorite part of the book is learning about the strong bond between mother and daughter. Mothers can sometimes ruthless, pero casi siempre "es por tu bien". The lessons in life Chiquis experienced as being the eldest daughter in a hispanic household and being held up to higher expectations than the rest of your siblings is quite relatable. Carrying the weight of all your family on your shoulders which includes adult siblings who were not given the same armor in life is so very hard. Her version of the whole Esteban scandal can be convincing; nevertheless it is her story, and her pain, and only she knows. We all have demons in the closet, but hers come out in the public eye. As she mentioned, there is a price to pay with fame and fortune. Overall, great book.