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Selena Quintanilla was a vibrant musical performer, wildly pouplar in the growing field of Tejano music. But her rising star suddenly fell when she was murdered at the age of 23. Now, her life, her work, and her musical legacy have been lovingly documented in Selena: Como la Flor

At the time of her death, Selena was poised to break into the mainstream music scene. But as she enjoyed professional success beyond her wildest dreams, her personal life had more than its share of troubles. There was family tension surrounding her marriage to guitarist Chris Perez, and mounting pressure between her and the manager of her fashion boutiques, Yolanda Saldivar.

Best-selling author Joe Nick Patoski recounts both the ups and downs of Selena's life, as well as her stunning transformation into a sensual Latina superstar. For the first time, Patoski reads his unabridged work for audio listeners.

©1996, 2018 Joe Nick Patoski (P)2018 Joe Nick Patoski

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Editing!

Love this book and the author’s delivery. However, this audio needs editing. The mistakes and re-reads are not taken out and it’s quite distracting. A simple edit to remove mistakes would make a world of difference for the performance.

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Great Historical Accounting of Selena’s Brief Life

The story is written well, and full of details, about Selena, her family and the moments that turns her into a star, and then brought upon her untimely end. The story was originally written in 1996, and recently turned into an audible book. The audiobook seems like it was produced in a budget. There is no editing as another reviewer mentioned. The author rereads his mistakes.... at first I found it annoying. Then I looked up who the author was... and learned that he’s not a major author... but is passionate about writing about his home state of Texas... so I kept listening. I think it’s important to support the underdogs. I wasn’t disappointed... I learned a lot about Selena and her story. In the end... with no editing.... it’s pretty amazing how few mistakes the author made. Definitely give this book a try.

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Where is Quality Control

I listened to this book for about 4 hours. What was incredibly disappointing was that there was no editing. If the author/narrator made a mistake, he just reread the line. What the heck...the story is very detailed about Selena and her life, but I couldn't get past the narration and lack of editing.