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    • Cuando Era Puertorriquena (Texto Completo) [When I was Puerto Rican ]

    • By: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Narrated by: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    From a rippled zinc shack in rural Puerto Rico to "the better life" in a decaying Brooklyn tenement, Esmeralda Santiago's Puerto Rican childhood is one of sorcery, smoldering war between the sexes, and high comedy. Hers is a portrait of a harsh but enchanted world that can never be reclaimed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Lylye on 12-05-08

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Almost a Woman

    • By: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Narrated by: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The acclaimed author of When I Was Puerto Rican continues the riveting chronicle of her emergence from the barrios of Brooklyn to the theaters of Manhattan. "Negi," as Santiago's family affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to live in a three-room tenement apartment with seven young siblings, an inquisitive grandmother, and a strict mother who won't allow her to date. At 13, Negi yearns for her own bed, privacy, and a life with her father, who remains in Puerto Rico.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Casi una Mujer (Texto Completo) [Almost a Woman ]

    • By: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Narrated by: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    From a three-room apartment in Brooklyn, occupied by 10 family members, Esmeralda Santiago begins a journey that is both a triumphant struggle for identity and independence, and a mother's worst nightmare. Challenged by language barriers, cultural stereotypes, and the fiercely protective Mami, Santiago continues the rollicking ascent she began in When I Was Puerto Rican. By day she perfects the role of Cleopatra at Performing Arts High School and interprets for the family at city welfare offices.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating insight

    • By Daniel W. Fox, Jr. on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $32.87

    • Conquistadora

    • By: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Narrated by: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    As a young girl growing up in Spain, Ana Larragoity Cubillas is powerfully drawn to Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de León. And in handsome twin brothers Ramón and Inocente - both in love with Ana - she finds a way to get there. She marries Ramón, and in 1844, just 18, she travels across the ocean to a remote sugar plantation the brothers have inherited on the island. Ana faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Conquuistadora

    • By Jan on 08-11-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • El Amante Turco (Texto Completo) [The Turkish Lover ]

    • By: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Narrated by: Esmeralda Santiago
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Esmeralda Santiago's memoir Cuando Era Puertorriqueña continues with El Amante Turco. At 21, Esmeralda moves from Brooklyn to begin a life with Ulvi, a domineering, condescending Turkish immigrant several years older. After years of abuse, Esmeralda finds the strength to earn a degree from Harvard and leave Ulvi, ultimately proving, "There will always be another train."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terribly Disappointing

    • By Alan on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $32.87