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    • The House of Broken Angels

    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly 100, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half-brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not death, and Not borders

    • By Clodhopper on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Devil's Highway

    • A True Story
    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405

    The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Part Death Physiology, Part Tragic Poem

    • By L. Lyter on 10-19-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Hummingbird's Daughter

    • A Novel
    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream, a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with the power to heal, but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the "Saint of Cabora".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My New Favorite Book

    • By Steph on 10-27-06

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Water Museum

    • Stories
    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar Award-winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses", which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's Selected Shorts not once but twice.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Queen of America

    • A Novel
    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through turn-of-the-century industrial America-New York, San Francisco, St. Louis. She meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. And as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Urrea does it again

    • By Charlotte on 04-01-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Into the Beautiful North

    • A Novel
    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact there are almost no men in the village - they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men - her own "Siete Magníficos" - to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and captivating story , relevant

    • By Rich S. on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Selected Shorts

    • For Better and for Worse
    • By: Sherman Alexie, Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen E. Bender, and others
    • Narrated by: Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Joanne Woodward, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Moving stories about married couples' powerful and complicated loves, read by actors Frances Sternhagen, Robert Sean Leonard, Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Harold Gould and Joanne Woodward. A native couple's rocky college love affair lasts a lifetime in Do You Know Where I Am by Sherman Alexie. In Karen E. Bender's Eternal Love, a mother nervously chaperones her retarded daughter's honeymoon.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • La Reina Norteamericana [The American Queen]

    • Una Novela [A Novel]
    • By: Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Maria del Carmen Siccardi
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Una historia a veces desgarradora, inspiradora, apasionadamente romántica y con desenfrenado humor, La Reina Norteamericana es un relato sobre una joven que alcanza su mayoría de edad y tiene que encontrar su lugar en un mundo nuevo. Comenzando donde se quedó el bestseller de Luis Alberto Urrea The Hummingbird's Daughter, ahora en La Reina Norteamericana nos vuele a reunir, en Arizona en 1982, con la joven Teresita Urrea, amada curandera y "Santa de Cabora," y su padre.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Histórico, mágico y divertido

    • By Amira Valle on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Fiction

    • Borderlines (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Thrity Umrigar, Uwem Akpan, Luis Alberto Urrea
    • Narrated by: Veronique de Turenne
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful Intro to aurhors

    • By kaylady on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $4.19