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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jorge Ramos Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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In what is indicative of the strained and even desperate times in which we live, comes a tragic story about the death of 19 people, the final hours of their incredible ordeal, and the network of individuals (and countries) who profit from what is considered by many nothing less than modern-day slavery.

On May 13, 2003, at least 73 people boarded a tightly sealed trailer truck in what they hoped to be the final leg of an intricate journey toward their dream of living and working within the United States. The trailer they were riding was to take them from Harlingen, Texas, to Houston. The trailer never made it past Victoria, Texas, and became the site of the single worst immigrant tragedy in United States history.

With the passion and insightful analysis that characterizes his work, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos recounts the events of this chilling tragedy as he tries to understand how something so inhuman can happen in the 21st century.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn Henning | 1/6/2014

    " somewhat graphic,non-fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay Pierce | 1/3/2014

    " Interesting non-fiction. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronson | 11/15/2013

    " i am horrified by the inhumanity and indifference of men. so sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 7/27/2013

    " Based on a true story about people trying to cross the border into the U.S. The book tells about the tragedy that these people face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa Tillery | 5/18/2013

    " This true story takes place May 14, 2003 when 74 people were stuffed inside the back of a truck in order to cross the border into the USA. The story is told through interviews with the survivors and the families of those who perished. 19 people died during this attempt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dulce | 5/4/2013

    " So sad tragedy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Clayton | 4/24/2013

    " Good story but terribly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 1/6/2013

    " A good examine of one particularly tragedy caused by our inhumane immigration system, but I didn't care for the writing. I also don't think it goes into enough detail of the flaws of US immigration policy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 5/1/2012

    " This is a sad story of how and at waht cost hispanics are willing to cross the border..This will only get to your most intense feelings if you been thru the experience of crossing the border or your close one had to do it. Its great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 4/27/2012

    " The story of how 19 people died of asphyxiation, dehydration and heat exposure inside a locked trailer truck travelling through Texas. Those who died were among 73 Latin Americans paid a smuggler to help start a new life in the United States. Shows how human trafficking operates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Miranda baden | 6/28/2011

    " Very well written and very tragic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Damaryz | 4/6/2011

    " Very interesting (grim) story about a tragic event but truly a very poorly written book. The entire story is told in the first chapter then just repeated over and over. This would have been better just as an article. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 10/26/2010

    " This is written in a "true crime" style, which is a bit annoying, but it is very well researched and reported. It follows the people who died in the trailer, their families, and the coyotes (or polleros) who put them there. It also documents what happened to everybody in the aftermath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania | 10/2/2010

    " Very good documentation, loved the book. Sad story. Jorge Ramos did a very good job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 10/1/2010

    " Exceedingly poorly written. The story of what happened will grab you though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bronson | 2/8/2010

    " i am horrified by the inhumanity and indifference of men. so sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania | 2/6/2009

    " Very good documentation, loved the book. Sad story. Jorge Ramos did a very good job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 12/17/2008

    " Based on a true story about people trying to cross the border into the U.S. The book tells about the tragedy that these people face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 6/28/2008

    " Very very grim story about an event taking place a few years back in Texas where a truck filled with illegal immigrants is found along side a hot Texas road. Many many died.
    Story is taken from the survivors and really shows man's greed and inhumanity to man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 1/29/2008

    " This is a sad story of how and at waht cost hispanics are willing to cross the border..This will only get to your most intense feelings if you been thru the experience of crossing the border or your close one had to do it. Its great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/15/2008

    " This true story takes place May 14, 2003 when 74 people were stuffed inside the back of a truck in order to cross the border into the USA. The story is told through interviews with the survivors and the families of those who perished. 19 people died during this attempt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 7/5/2007

    " A good examine of one particularly tragedy caused by our inhumane immigration system, but I didn't care for the writing. I also don't think it goes into enough detail of the flaws of US immigration policy. "

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About the Author

Jorge Ramos is an Emmy Award winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and the author of numerous books. Hailed by Time magazine as one of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States,” Ramos anchors the nightly news and hosts a weekly political show on Univision, the country’s largest Spanish-language television network. He regularly appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN to discuss immigrant rights. Born in Mexico City, Ramos has lived in the United States for more than twenty-five years.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.