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    • Umami

    • By: Laia Jufresa, Sophie Hughes - translator
    • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious 12-year-old still coming to terms with the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the rainy, smoggy summer, she decides to plant a vegetable garden in the courtyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their pasts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I loved listening to the reader's voice - i wished the story was stronger.

    • By cedar on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Affections

    • A Novel
    • By: Rodrigo Hasbún, Sophie Hughes - translator
    • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda, Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Set against the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s, Affections traces the Ertls's slow and inevitable breakdown through the various erratic trajectories of each family member: Hans's undertakings of colossal, foolhardy projects and his subsequent spectacular failures; his daughter Monika, heir to his adventurous spirit, who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as "Che Guevara's avenger"; and his wife and two younger sisters left to pick up the pieces in their wake.

    Regular price: $17.49