Infinite Country: A Novel Audiobook, by Patricia Engel Play Audiobook Sample

Infinite Country: A Novel Audiobook

Infinite Country: A Novel Audiobook, by Patricia Engel Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Inés del Castillo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797119595

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Longest Chapter Length:

18:57 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

08:46 minutes

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“I often wonder if we are living the wrong life in the wrong country.”

Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family in the north.

How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia’s parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro’s deportation and the family’s splintering—the costs they’ve all been living with ever since.

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself a dual citizen and the daughter of Colombian immigrants, gives voice to all five family members as they navigate the particulars of their respective circumstances. And all the while, the metronome ticks: Will Talia make it to Bogotá in time? And if she does, can she bring herself to trade the solid facts of her father and life in Colombia for the distant vision of her mother and siblings in America?

Rich with Bogotá urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family—for whom every triumph is stitched with regret, and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred.

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“At once a sweeping love story and tragic drama, Infinite Country…promises to deliver what American Dirt could not: an authentic vision of what the American Dream looks like in a nationalistic country.”

— Elle 


  • “A knockout of a novel…We predict [Infinite Country] will be viewed as one of 2021’s best.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “Tells a now eerily recognizable story of a Colombian family’s experiences with migration, mixed statuses and mercy.”

    — Ms. Magazine
  • “Gorgeously woven through with Andean myths and the bitter realities of undocumented life, Infinite Country tells a breathtaking story of the unimaginable prices paid for a better life.”

    — Esquire


  • New York Times bestseller
  • Amazon Editor’s Top Pick
  • A Reese’s Book Club Pick
  • An Oprah Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021
  • An Elle Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

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About Patricia Engel

Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and winner of Colombia’s national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.

About Inés del Castillo

Bradford Hastings is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.