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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,209 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudolfo Anaya Narrator: Dario Tangleson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the PEN/Center West Award for fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic best-seller, Bless Me, Ultima.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/9/2014

    " This was one of my favorite books. I read this for an English clas sin high school. Our teacher wanted us to read books that were "outside the box"... books about our culture. I truly thanked her (in my mind) for choosing this book. It was an inspirational book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna | 1/28/2014

    " Absolutely BREATHTAKING. This book was utterly amazing and I enjoyed every moment of it. Set in New Mexico during the 1940s, Anaya weaves a stunning tale of a young boy as he grows and matures in a matter of 2/3 years. With numerous themes, Antonio, the main character, wrestles to understand life around him in this coming of age story. Ultima, a curadora (healer), is his guide and nutures him as he grows and matures; as he witnesses horrible deaths and morals, struggling to understand religion and more. The characters are so unique and believable and the plot is spectacular, building up and up until the final, dramatic end. One of the best books I've ever read; I recommend it to everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ida | 1/27/2014

    " I taught this to my Juniors this past year, and I'm currently thinking I will take another stab at it this year. I don't feel like I really did justice to it and I do think it is a good book with much to offer. Hoping I can improve my teaching of it for this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lu Demetter | 1/15/2014

    " Different, worth reading! Eye opening to a culture I haven't known much about. Recommended by my mom. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenna | 1/11/2014

    " Every book has a Christ figure.... that's what I remember from this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/7/2014

    " When I first started the book I was also reading another book and felt I was not very connected with this one. It took me a few chapters to get into it and then I found myself coming back to it and wanting to get to the end. It was really fascinating to look at a young child's view of receiving first communion and reconciliation. I don't really remember mine but liked the way the author described this. I also like the contrast between the background of the two parents as well as Ultima. She was my favorite! I loved her relationship with Antonio! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Velleslie | 12/31/2013

    " good everytime you read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 allie | 12/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, even though it took having to return it twice to the library b/c someone else had a hold placed on it, and finishing it over three months. It's a nice message and I thought that his contemplation of religion was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocal23 | 12/22/2013

    " Amazing and wonderful book! Beautifully written! It is the best novel I have read in months. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 12/19/2013

    " Give me this magical realism over Marquez any day of the week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 12/3/2013

    " Just heard a CC prof talk about this book. Giving me greater understanding for what the author was doing placed in time and geographic perspectives. Thanks Laura. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 11/12/2013

    " I loved this book about a young Chicano coming of age in the Southwest. I was intrigued by Ultima, the grandmother and shaman, who stood against evil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Wilder | 11/7/2013

    " Read for magical realism course in college, I liked it very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Grant | 11/7/2013

    " A good book for Lent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda Guthrie | 8/12/2013

    " I love this book.Anaya is the master of magic realism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gerene | 7/21/2013

    " This book was selected by my book club. I enjoyed it but not something I would have picked on my own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 7/19/2013

    " A young Chicano struggles with reconciling God, mysticism, Catholicism, tradition, and the two halves of his family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 6/20/2013

    " fabulous. delicate, beautiful and meaningful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lupe Díaz | 10/11/2012

    " Ultima blessed my little heart with pure Hispanic poetry and my own culture in award winning literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neill S | 4/26/2012

    " Really quite the book. Only 3 stars because it just isn't spectacular. However, its spiritualism and coming-of-age-ness makes it worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 12/22/2011

    " Re-read this book for the first time in many years, and I still love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali Rex | 8/11/2011

    " this is a staple in san antonio school districts. excellent story about magic and wonder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie | 7/11/2011

    " I had to read this book for school and at the begging i didn't like it very much but toward the end it was ok "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/19/2011

    " I really like magical realism. This book was so vibrant and passionate, just like the culture it comes from. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pudds | 5/19/2011

    " Once again, here is a book that is beautiful to read because of the author's incredible ability with language. And yet, in the end, it left me empty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jalilah | 5/6/2011

    " One of my all time favourites I have read Bless me Ultima many times and will read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 5/1/2011

    " love this I re-read it at least yearly Being Hispanic it reminds me of my cultural roots "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stormy | 4/25/2011

    " A good allegorical story that is set in post-WWII New Mexico. It involves growing up, family, changing lives, magic, superstition, religion, danger and bravery. I can see why it's so popular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 4/21/2011

    " A great mix of Paganism and Catholicism and a boy's conflict between them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salimah | 4/3/2011

    " One of the most detailed novels I have ever read. I'm glad Ultima is titled as a classic and hope all schools one day adopt it into their English curriculums. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isabella | 3/31/2011

    " When I first started reading the book I was really liking it. I felt I was actually getting a sense of what Tony's life was like. But then near the end the author just went on and on about random stuff, so it seemed he didn't know what to write and it led me off track. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/21/2011

    " I read this in high school, but didn't absorb much at the time. Beautiful and ethereal. A little fable-y but I can forgive that for the great storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/18/2011

    " Found myself lost in their world. Really enjoyed this read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda | 3/16/2011

    " I love this book.Anaya is the master of magic realism. "

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