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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,932 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luis Alberto Urrea Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who left the family to work in the United States. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village - they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men - her own Siete Magnificos - to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/10/2014

    " The start of the story was a little to "unreal" for me. Really hard to believe that a group of young girls and 1 gay shop owner would naively believe that they could cross the U.S. border illegally, but that it would be okay because all they wanted was to find some good men to bring home to their small Mexico town. But once the journey began I was completely wrapped up in the book. The author used just the right amount of humor and stereotyping of both Mexican and American cultures, at times I laughed out loud. Also, the trip itself had some terrifying moments. The bandidos in Mexico, crossing the border at Tiajuana, staying in Clairmont and then traveling the I-15, the story captured all this in a very real way. Having grown up in San Diego county, I enjoyed seeing it through the eyes of an illegal immigrant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/6/2014

    " This man writes so beautifully that I can't put the book down. There are hard parts - the grinding poverty of Mexico is shown with no sugar coating. But the beauty, the hope, the humor outshine the hard stuff and fills my heart. Urrea is a genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Belinda Mathison | 1/27/2014

    " Interesting plot and characters written from the point of view of Mexicans crossing over into the U.S. illegally. Covered how they got into the U.S. and their experiences while here. This is one of the selections for the One Book, One San Diego that my book club is reading. Author is from Tijuana and San Diego. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeanne | 1/22/2014

    " After watching "the Magnificent Seven", some teenage Mexican girls decide to go to the US and find some tough Mexicans to come back and defend their town from the drug cartel. One of the girls also wants to find her father. "

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