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    • The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: E. G. Marshall
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In 1949 - when the dance rage is the mambo - two young Cuban musicians, recent immigrants, make their way up to the grand stage of New York. The Castillo brothers, workers by day, become night stars of the dance halls, where their orchestra plays the lush, sensuous, pulsing music that earns them the title of Mambo Kings.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor production value

    • By Kathy on 06-23-11

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Dark Dude

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Dark Dude captures New York City in the 1960s - violent, decaying, slouching away from the American dream - and brings to life a character who has no choice but to head out west in search of something better. But, when Rico and his ex-druggie friend arrive in Wisconsin, they discover that picket-fenced apple-pie people can be just as violent and judgmental as the neighbors they left behind.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: James Langton, Polly Lee, Henry Leyva, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, is a luminous work of fiction inspired by the real-life, 37-year friendship between two towering figures of the late 19th century, famed writer and humorist Mark Twain and legendary explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dry, uninteresting and had no excitement in it

    • By Bonnie on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Another Spaniard in the Works

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: Gustavo Rex, John Glouchevitch - introduction
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    After buying a used copy of A Spaniard in the Works on an October evening in 1980, Victor Mercado, a 27-year-old clerk, had a chance encounter that would change his outlook forever: He met the book's author, John Lennon. It happened so quickly, though, that this struggling musician and Beatles fanatic didn't get to say the things he needed to say. What unfolds is a desperate search for Lennon, revealing big dreams, missed opportunities, and a quest for fulfillment.

    Regular price: $3.40

    • Beautiful María of My Soul

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love is a contemporary American classic, a book that still captivates and inspires readers 20 years after its first publication. Now, in Beautiful María of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to this indelible story, to tell it from the point of view of its beloved heroine, María.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So this is the Real Maria

    • By Rene on 03-04-11

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien

    • By: Oscar Hijuelos
    • Narrated by: Cathy Moriarty
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Nelson O'Brien runs the Jewel Box Movie Theater in a small Pennsylvania town where he and his wife, Mariela, raise one son and 14 daughters. Through the eyes of Margarita, the eldest daughter, the lives, loves and tragedies of the Montez O'Briens' and their complex family relationships unfold. While reflecting on the life of Emilio, her doggedly masculine brother, Margarita also ruminates on the nature of femininity, family, sex, love, and earthly happiness.

    Regular price: $13.26