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    • Memory Mambo

    • A Novel
    • By: Achy Obejas
    • Narrated by: Ruth Oakes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Memory Mambo describes the life of Juani Casas, a 25-year-old Cuban-born American lesbian who manages her family's laundromat in Chicago while trying to cope with family, work, love, sex, and the weirdness of North American culture. Achy Obejas's writing is sharp and mordantly funny. She understands perfectly how the romance of exile - from a homeland as well as from heterosexuality - and the mundane reality of everyday life balance each other.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Definately the worst narrator I've ever heard

    • By Rose on 11-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jia

    • A Novel of North Korea
    • By: Hyejin Kim
    • Narrated by: Ruth Oakes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Timely and unique, Jia is the first novel about present-day North Korea to be published in the West. It is easily a YA crossover novel as Jia follows the adventures of an orphaned young woman, Jia in the 1970s and 1980s - bitterly tumultuous times for North Korea and China. Jia has the grace of a dancer but the misfortune of coming from a politically suspect family.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible reader, mediocre story

    • By Ingvild on 12-03-12
    • A Novel of North Korea
    • By: Hyejin Kim
    • Narrated by: Ruth Oakes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 09-28-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95