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Puerto Rico: Breve historia de un pueblo [Puerto Rico: Brief History of a People]

Narrated by: uncredited
Length: 24 mins
Categories: History, American
3 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Conozca con nosotros la historia completa de este atractivo país caribeño, bendecido por su clima tropical, la alegría de sus gentes y un estado de ánimo excepcional en una entrega que va desde sus épocas precolombinas, la presencia española y su lucha enorme por la libertad.

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2015 Online Studio Productions (P)2015 Online Studio Productions

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Good information, way too short

The information serves as a brief overview. About a minute is spent on the 400 years between Columbus and the US invasion, most of the time is spent discussing politics between 1970 and 1998. The narrator replaces the name of "Puerto Rico" with "Costa Rica" several times which might lead the reader to question the credibility and accuracy of the rest of the recording. For a couple dollars, it's probably worth the listen nonetheless.

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Muchos errores del lector

El lector hace errores crasos, como llamar Costa Rica a Puerto Rico y equivocarse en los nombres de los lugares y de los hombres ilustres. No cumplió con mis expectativas.

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not worth listening<br />

The worst book I've ever read. Full of errors and misleading information. Also out of date.

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Terrible

Información errónea a través de toda la narración. Confunden el nombre de Puerto Rico con el de Costa Rica en varias ocasiones. Hasta la ubicación física de PR es incorrecta.

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The inaccuracy

After reading the reviews and listening to the book it is my conclusion that the negative reviews are accurate. I got this audiobook to have a quick overview of meaningful events of Puerto Rico. This Audiobook may have accurate timeline but the narration and content leave much to be desired. Poor editing, poor content, and poor presentation of events.

I recommend to not waist your time with this audio book. Keep looking.

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Reminiscent but inaccurate

I listened eagerly to this Puerto Rico brief history, being a Puerto Rican myself. In general I liked it, but some inaccuracies made is perplexing to me:
1. Costa Rica is mentioned twice as if talking about Puerto Rico. Is that a performer mistake or the script mistake? And twice? Are you kidding me?
2. Names of people were mispronounced. To name one, the painter Francisco Oller’s lat name is sounded out as Oler, and not Oller (double Ls in Puerto Rican Spanish sound as the J in janitor). Although the performer has a beautiful voice, it was odd to hear her say some names of famous Puerto Rican’s wrongly.
Besides these critiques, I enjoyed the summary of my country, and I appreciate the effort, especially, that it was done in Spanish.

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muy breve

si este tiene datos importantes e interesantes, pero no explica mucho de la historia. Enfoca demasiado en la actualidad.

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Could not get over the "Costa Rica" mistake!

Would you try another book from Online Studio Productions and/or uncredited?

Don't know I'm still can't get over the "Costa Rica" mistake.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It was a good brief summary, but left out some important aspects of the history or key historical figures.

How could the performance have been better?

It seems like they didn't have anyone doing a review of what the narrator said. Like "Costa Rica" instead of Puerto Rico. "Roselo" instead of Roselló. Jajuya instead of Jayuya.

Did Puerto Rico: Breve historia de un pueblo [Puerto Rico: Brief History of a People] inspire you to do anything?

Yes, it inspired me to find a better more in-depth book.