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    • American Like Me

    • By: America Ferrera
    • Narrated by: America Ferrera, Bambadjan Bamba, Joy Cho, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 215

    America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday morning salsa-dance parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites 31 of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just like me

    • By J on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Like a Mother

    • A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
    • By: Angela Garbes
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega, Angela Garbes
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    What to listen to after What to Expect.... A badass, feminist, and personal deep-dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and early motherhood that debunks myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives. Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? What are the signs and effects of postpartum depression?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting, but not a fan of the narration

    • By Jessica Sabre on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $23.95

    • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,689
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,720

    Jennifer Egan brings her unique gifts as a novelist and short story writer to a compulsively listenable narrative that centers on Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, subtle, moving

    • By Laurene on 06-17-10

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Lucky Boy

    • By: Shanthi Sekaran
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani, Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537

    Solimar Castro Valdez is 18 and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US-Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost - and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American identity, Soli learns that when you have just one precious possession, you guard it with your life. For Soli, motherhood becomes her dwelling and the boy at her breast her hearth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Timely Story

    • By Cascadiapnw on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Noncompliant

    • A Lone Whistleblower Exposes the Giants of Wall Street
    • By: Carmen Segarra
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In 2011, Carmen Segarra took a job as at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York supervising for Goldman Sachs. It was an opportunity, she believed, to monitor the big bank's behavior in order to avoid another financial crisis. Segarra was shocked to discover, however, the full extent of the relationship between Goldman and the Fed. She began making secret recordings that later became the basis of a This American Life episode that exposed the Fed's ineffectiveness in holding banks accountable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is more than a book.

    • By Timothy McCarthy on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Disappeared

    • By: Francisco X. Stork
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega, Christian Barillas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Four months ago, Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juarez. Four hours ago, Sara received a death threat - and, with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away. Four weeks ago, Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor. Four minutes ago, Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed - just by joining the web.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Random Family

    • Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
    • By: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    In her extraordinary best seller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses listeners in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances - Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George; and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar - Random Family is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Liz on 12-25-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Jennifer Egan's spellbinding audiobook circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the listener does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples and Africa.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • annoying narration

    • By Yaelon on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Lola

    • A Novel
    • By: Melissa Love
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    The Crenshaw Six are a small but up-and-coming gang in South Central LA who have recently been drawn into an escalating war between rival drug cartels. To outsiders, the Crenshaw Six appear to be led by a man named Garcia...but what no one has figured out is that the gang's real leader (and secret weapon) is Garcia's girlfriend, a brilliant young woman named Lola. Lola has mastered playing the role of submissive girlfriend, and in the man's world she inhabits she is consistently underestimated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Review from Boyle Heights

    • By Sergio Aguilera on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Notes from a Public Typewriter

    • By: Michael Gustafson, Oliver Uberti
    • Narrated by: Michael Gustafson, Will Collyer, Christine Lakin, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they put out a typewriter for anyone to use. They had no idea what to expect. Would people ask metaphysical questions? Write mean things? Pour their souls onto the page? Yes, no, and did they ever. Every day, people of all ages sit down at the public typewriter. Children perch atop grandparents' knees, both sets of hands hovering above the metal keys: I LOVE YOU. Others walk in alone on Friday nights and confess their hopes: I will find someone someday.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • American Heroin

    • A Novel (The Lola Vasquez Novels)
    • By: Melissa Scrivner Love
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Lola's gang has grown beyond a few trusted soldiers into a full-fledged empire, and the influx of cash has opened up a world she has never known. But with great opportunity comes great risk, and as Lola ascends the hierarchy of the city's underworld, she attracts the attention of a dangerous new cartel that sees her as its greatest obstacle to dominance. Soon, Lola finds herself sucked into a deadly all-out drug war that threatens to destroy everything she's built. But even as Lola readies to go to war, she learns the greatest threat may not be a rival drug lord but her own brother.

    Regular price: $31.50