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Extended Audio Sample Carmen la coja (Peel My Love Like An Onion (Texto Completo)) (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Ana Castillo
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ana Castillo Narrator: Adriana Sananes Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Esta novela de Ana Castillo, autora aclamada por la crítica, es un juego de pasión, amor e independencia. Carmen la coja es la historia de una bailarina de Chicago físicamente impedida desafiando los estereotipos sociales. Carmen Santos inicia un romance con Manolo por el cual se definirá su vida. Desafiando la severidad de su madre y a pesar de la poliomielitis en una de sus piernas, Carmen se levanta con fuerza como una bailarina de flamenco, siendo este el detonante para una rivalidad sin limites entre los dos. Esta novela de Ana Castillo es una celebración a la esperanza, a los deseos de superación en un mundo plagado de injusticias contra los mas débiles. Carmen logra alcanzar sus metas y realiza sus sueños. La narración de Adriana Sananes captura emocionalmente el sentimiento del personaje, llevándolo de una manera divertida y cautivante a un final poéticamente agridulce y a la vez feliz.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " I love Castillo's writing style - so simple and unassuming yet I found myself rereading sentences just to soak in its depth. A really interesting story about womanhood through the eyes of a flamenco dancer who is partially crippled because of polio. One of my faves for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Lovejoy | 2/13/2014

    " This is probably not a book I would have chosen to read. I read it because it is on the Salt Lake City list for the Amigos/Libros program. I liked it and the fact that I read it in Spanish stretched me, I wasn't overly impressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 2/2/2014

    " i have read this three or four times. i love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/26/2014

    " absolutely love it, all about love and lust "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Lee-tammeus | 1/24/2014

    " I've been wanting to read this for awhile now and finally got around to it. This story is a walk through a cultural wonderland. Me, being a white chick, struggled a bit, as a lot of the language is dialects of Spanish and I found myself looking up many words to keep track. It also inspired me to research flamenco dancing. Ultimately it is a story of a dancer caught between two lovers - a powerful strong female character, despite many downfalls. Expect to learn a thing or two and be inspired to reach out and grab what you want. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 mjsquared | 1/17/2014

    " This was a difficult book to read due to the author's style of writing and layout of the book. The characters were not ones that I was able to relate to at all. Overall not a book I would recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 erin | 1/11/2014

    " As I was reading this book one rainy, Portland afternoon, I turned to my mom and expressed a desire to possibly become a professional flamenco dancer. She was not terribly supportive. Carmen's life isn't pretty or easy, but the story is real. It'll bring you down, but in a good way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerri | 1/10/2014

    " I loved everything about this book. I feel like it gives me new motivation and a new look at life. Just fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 krin | 12/20/2013

    " This was a very good love story interlaced with music and dancing. I liked how Carmen learned to find her own voice and dignity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhi | 11/24/2013

    " He became as essential to my life as the sun that rises each morning to tell us we have not died the night before but just gone to sleep to dream. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria | 10/4/2013

    " I read this for book club. It made for a decent discussion, but mostly we agreed that there wasn't all that much depth to it. It's a quick read, but in the end I didn't care that much about the main character or the love triangle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Mahtin | 8/6/2013

    " Another wonderful woman's coming of age story, this one about a woman whose disabilities get in the way of (parts of) her dance career. Not as sad as you might think, because of Castillo's voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zinnia Bayardo | 7/20/2013

    " loved it - so sensual....perfecto! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curlita | 7/13/2013

    " I really love this book, but I haven't reread it yet. So I probably don't need this copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol Basilio | 5/30/2013

    " I LOVED this book. Great story. Superbly written. Set in the drama that is flamenco. Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Perez-Silverman | 11/10/2012

    " One of my favorite books of all time. It is beautiful and poignant, and so well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/3/2012

    " Really got to like the main character and felt happy, sad, worried, excited with her as she describes her experiences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 perlap | 1/25/2012

    " it took me a little while to get into this book..but then i just could not put it down. It's a very entertaining book! the main character is very interesting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 11/13/2011

    " I might need to re-read this one to fully appreciate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 4/11/2011

    " I loved this book- it's happy and it's sad, but more importantly it shows the fierce power of getting used to people & things and what those things & people are in your life and the equal if not greater power of letting go and just living in the moment... <3 as they say tis' life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 8/5/2010

    " This is my first introduction to the lyricism of Ana Castillo. I would greatly recommend for everyone to read her work, which contrasts raw emotion with beautiful word choices. Her work is both soft and jolting in the truth of emotion. I look forward to reading more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 5/7/2010

    " yet another book by Ana Castillo that I enjoyed... I like that her women are smart and strong, in spite of their other issues. I don't feel sorry for them but rather like them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 1/27/2010

    " So this is a keeper! Fabulous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olga | 12/5/2009

    " Loved this book...loved it, loved it! The narrator's voice is wry, funny, self-critical, authentic. I had many moments where I laughed out loud or demanded that my roommate read a particular passage. Read it for the love story, read it for the social justice content, but just read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salem | 3/2/2009

    " This was the first book my book club and i read. It hasn't been the best book, but it is the one we had a lot to talk about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 12/22/2008

    " Hmmm. Good voice, intriguing story line, but Carmen (main character) did not capture me. "

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About the Author
Author Ana Castillo

Ana Castillo es autora de las novelas The Mixquiahuala Letters, Sapogonia, So Far From God, y una colección de poesía, My Father fue un Tolteca y Poemas Seleccionados. Ha recibido un Premio del Libro Americano, un Premio Carl Sandburg, un Premio Librerías de las Montañas y las Llanuras y becas de la Fundación Nacional de las Artes en ficción y poesía. Castillo vive en Chicago con su hijo, Marcel.

About the Narrator

Adriana Sananes is an award-winning actress and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She narrated the documentary Children of Fate, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and nominated for an Academy Award, and has recorded over eighty bestsellers including Loving Che, The Dark Bride, My Sister Frida, The Dirty Girls Social Club, the Grammy-nominated Brown Bear Series by Eric Carle, and the Audie-nominated How the García Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Álvarez.