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    • Tell Me What You Want

    • By: Megan Maxwell, Achy Obejas - translator
    • Narrated by: Kate Waldren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Getting stuck in an elevator with a flirtatious and charismatic stranger leaves Jude Flores flustered enough - even before she realizes that he's Eric Zimmerman, the powerful billionaire CEO...and her powerfully sexy new boss. Having arrived in Spain to take over his company's office, Eric is clearly interested in more than business. He notices Jude for her brilliance and talent, but it's her humility that excites him the most.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I couldn't get thru this book.

    • By Anonymous User on 12-17-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Memory and Oblivion

    • By: Paloma Sánchez-Garnica, Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Farrell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Carlota Molina has a brilliant career as a judge in Madrid, the respect of her peers, and an independent life. But it’s a life still haunted by the specter of a father she’s been estranged from for decades. Then one day Carlota gets a phone call from a familial stranger - her half sister, Julia - with an impassioned request. After years of pain and distance, Carlota’s father, Clemente, wants to see her before he dies...and to settle the past. Seizing on the opportunity to confront all her disillusions, Carlota begins to unravel the lies and deception in her family history.

    Regular price: $14.99

    • We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?

    • Stories
    • By: Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Doyle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Drawing on her own memories of alienation and exile, a Cuban lesbian writer tells stories of men and women searching for love and fulfillment - Latino immigrants, lesbians, gay and straight men, people with AIDS, addicts, and many others. Simultaneous. Tour. IP.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it!

    • By Elizabeth Journet on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Havana Noir

    • By: Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, Adriana Sananes, Scott Brick, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city - some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Despestre - uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ruins

    • By: Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Usnavy has always been a true believer. When the Cuban Revolution triumphed in 1959, he was just a young man and eagerly signed on for all of its promises. But as the years have passed, the sacrifices have outweighed the glories and he's become increasingly isolated in his revolutionary zeal. His friends openly mock him, his wife dreams of owning a car totally outside their reach, and his beloved 14-year-old daughter haunts the coast of Havana, staring north.

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Memory Mambo

    • A Novel
    • By: Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Ruth Oakes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Memory Mambo describes the life of Juani Casas, a 25-year-old Cuban-born American lesbian who manages her family's laundromat in Chicago while trying to cope with family, work, love, sex, and the weirdness of North American culture. Achy Obejas's writing is sharp and mordantly funny. She understands perfectly how the romance of exile - from a homeland as well as from heterosexuality - and the mundane reality of everyday life balance each other.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definately the worst narrator I've ever heard

    • By Rose on 11-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Little Fidel in All of Us

    • By: Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Little Fidel in All of Us" is from the November 28, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Achy Obejas and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Price of Paradise

    • By: Susana Lopez Rubio, Achy Obejas - translator
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Havana, Cuba, 1947. Young Patricio flees impoverished Spain and steps into the sultry island paradise of Havana with only the clothes on his back and half-baked dreams of a better life. Blessed with good looks and natural charm, he lands a job as a runner at El Encanto - one of the most luxurious department stores in the world. Famous for its exquisite offerings from French haute couture to Arabian silks, El Encanto indulges the senses in opulent extravagance. It caters to visiting Hollywood stars, rising politicos, and prerevolutionary Cuba’s wealthiest power players.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Fiction

    • Past & Present (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: David Benioff, Achy Obejas, Susan Straight
    • Narrated by: John Freeman
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19