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Download El pergamino de la seduccion (The Scroll of Seduction) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (541 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gioconda Belli Narrator: Adriana Sananes Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Con un pretexto de estudiar a fondo la vida de La Reina Juanade Castilla, mejor conocida como Juana La Loca, Manuel, unhistoriador de la universidad Complutense, y Lucía, una jovenestudiante, se entrelazan en una apasionante historia de amor.

Planteando un juego donde la narración se hará a través de lavisión y uso de las ropas del estilo del siglo XVI, Manuel describey narra la vida de la Reina Juana de Castilla, unamujer visionaria dentro de una sociedad machista que no la reconoce como reina, aunque lo ejerce, sino la reduce por su condición de mujer y sus desplantes a ser encerrada, declarándola loca, y así terminar sus días en 1555.Se plantean varias preguntas en esta novela - si en verdad enloqueció de amor, o los celos y la impotencia la hacían tener exabruptos que los irracionales sacerdotes y gente de la corte la catalogaban como loca.Ofue víctima de las intrincadas redes de la política y ambición. Como una vidente o espiritista, Lucía acepta que Juana la Loca entre en su cuerpo y su mente para contar su visión de los hechos.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Letalien Costa | 2/20/2014

    " I would have given it one star but on the whole the story was pretty good if you can get past the pedophilic behavior of the grown man. It creeped me out and I found myself scanning over those parts very quickly. The historic story portion of the plot I found very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deathmetalroze | 2/18/2014

    " OK, so I read this book in SPANISH, El Pergamino de la Seduccion, and I'll admit, it was just totally trashy historical romance... But I HAD to read it because it was about Juana la Loca and it was written in Castillian Spanish! I read it when did a homestay in Mexico, so I felt like a teenage daughter hiding in my room, reading steamy stuff I wasn't supposed to (much like the protagonist herself) and reading it in Spanish rather than English was more fun because it added another layer of mystique --- from the way it was written, reading the book was like solving a mystery - a predicable one, but a mystery nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronicavlarosa | 2/8/2014

    " Cautivante desde la primera pagina. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Adams | 2/7/2014

    " Although this book is a bit on the wierd side (a 17yr old and an older man) the story is so compelling. You know so much about Queen Katharine of Aragon that it is so interesting to get to know about her sister, Queen Juana. A very complex love story she ends up having, which of course (sarcasm), dubs the woman as a crazy, its intiguing to see this play out in present day. A great historical fiction read with interesting twists that will keep the reader engaged. I highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bilingual Librarian | 2/3/2014

    " I started reading this in English, but felt that "Juana The Mad" just didn't sound right, so I finished it in Spanish. All in all a great book about the life and times of Juana of Castilla. For centuries historians have labeled her "mad" but Belli tried to shed new light on her life, encouraging us to see Juana as a strong woman who lived a very dificult life, being used as a political pawn for most of her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/31/2014

    " I loved reading about Juana of Castile. I definitely don't think she was as 'mad' as the historians say. I probably would have acted the same way that she did after what she was put through. I think it was a great book and loved the history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pam | 1/31/2014

    " Read in Spanish: El Pergamino de la Seduccion. Fascinating to read about the trials of Jauna of Castilla, known as the mad queen (and mother of Charles V). This book was not nearly as compelling as Country under My Skin by Gioconda Belli, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CCoop | 1/17/2014

    " I didn't want the story to end. You feel just as wrapped up in the story telling as this poor girl did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/13/2014

    " loved this book. Giocindas Bellis way of writing and her point of view is soo cool. one would say why didnt she just write a book about Juana la loca, but i think Manuel and Lucia are a great addition. "

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

    " Excellent story. another great historical fiction novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 tukanman | 1/5/2014

    " Great book, I was amazed by the care the author tok in researching the history behind the story. i read it in the original language and I love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Just Me | 1/3/2014

    " This was good! "

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

    " I loved reading about the history behind Juana La Loca. It was so fascinating: full of sex, power, intrigue, family disputes. I (Catherine of Aragon) am even mentioned in the book! I wish the ending could have been less contrived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 12/28/2013

    " An enticing story within a story, A tale is a spanish princess who was misunderstood, within a story of a young girl who tries to understand herself through the story of Juana the mad who was the sister of Catherine of Aragon, Queen of England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 12/6/2013

    " Interesting device for telling the story - the "setting" of the book (Spain in the 60's) was an interesting choice, not sure I understand why that was picked...but ultimately, I didn't like the ending (the fictional ending, not the historical ending). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena | 9/26/2013

    " Fascinante lectura. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 2/3/2013

    " Muy buena historia, contada sencilla pero te atrapa hasta al final... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcie | 10/19/2012

    " good story that gives a female perspective to Juana la loca. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/21/2012

    " A young woman in a Catholic school in Madrid meets up with a professor of art history. He tells her the story of Queen Juana "the mad" as the young woman wears a dress of the Queen's era. Fact and fiction get intertwined between modern times and the 1500s. It was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena | 5/25/2012

    " I wanted to read a story about Queen Juana (de Loca) and this was recently released. I found the surrounding story incredbly annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/15/2012

    " Heard author interviewed on NPR Books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thatgirl007 | 2/6/2012

    " The worst book I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 9/27/2011

    " A crazy romance, but it didn't end like I wanted it to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 3/27/2011

    " Me gustó mucho este libro. Aprendí mucho dela historia de Juana la loca. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 12/10/2010

    " Would've made an interesting historical novel in and of itself. But the interplay between the present and past was ridiculously absurd and fell completely flat at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sakura | 11/15/2010

    " This book was truly life changing. It has been placed in my highest book shelve. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 11/9/2010

    " I would have given it one star but on the whole the story was pretty good if you can get past the pedophilic behavior of the grown man. It creeped me out and I found myself scanning over those parts very quickly. The historic story portion of the plot I found very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/4/2010

    " loved this book. Giocindas Bellis way of writing and her point of view is soo cool. one would say why didnt she just write a book about Juana la loca, but i think Manuel and Lucia are a great addition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayesha | 8/13/2010

    " It's amazing, and about a period in history that I don't know much about, which made it doubly fascinating. If ever you wanted a good starting point to learn the story of "Mad Juana", Queen of Spain, this is it. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/19/2010

    " A crazy romance, but it didn't end like I wanted it to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/29/2009

    " A young woman in a Catholic school in Madrid meets up with a professor of art history. He tells her the story of Queen Juana "the mad" as the young woman wears a dress of the Queen's era. Fact and fiction get intertwined between modern times and the 1500s. It was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CCoop | 10/29/2009

    " I didn't want the story to end. You feel just as wrapped up in the story telling as this poor girl did. "

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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.