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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,713 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sonia Nazario Narrator: Adriana Sananes Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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La travesía de Enrique cuenta de un niño abandonado por su madre que se marcha a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor calidad de vida. Sonia Nazaro, galardonada con el Premio Pulitzer por esta historia real, nos presenta la realidad que viven los inmigrantes en su peregrinar para lograr el sueño americano.La historia comienza en Honduras y narra el viaje de Enrique en búsqueda de su madre a los Estados Unidos, sin dinero y sin ningún otro recurso que su fe en encontrarla. Ilumina lo dificil, cruel y despiadado que resulta el viaje de un inmigrante indocumentado, y más si es menor de edad. Detalladamente, relata todos los peligros que experimenta desde el buscar transporte y alimento, hasta evadir a los traficantes de personas, las bandas de pandilleros, y policías corruptos. Pero también describe la buena fortuna que corrió Enrique al encontrarse con cierta ayuda de desconocidos, ángeles en el camino.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 2/20/2014

    " Wonderful true story about riding the trains from Honduras north to the US to find his Mother who had left him to go work in the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lexish | 2/18/2014

    " This is the story of one boy's journey from Central America through Mexico and illegally into the United States to find his mother. The author apparently rode the trains and trekked a similar path based on her interviews and research, which is impressive if a little scary. Based on my legal work with kids seeking immigration assistance, I know that this is only one of the many dangerous ways young people enter this country. So many of them, like Enrique, are seeking mothers who left them to try and find better wages in the United States. I appreciate that the story isn't dramatized--it's just told, and the reality is enough. For anyone who has an interest in this subject matter, I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor | 2/9/2014

    " Problems of immigration - puts faces on immigrants to the US "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 2/7/2014

    " The subject was fascinating and led to an interesting discussion in our book club. I believe the original newspaper series would have been a better read for me. A stronger editing was needed to turn this into a cohesive novel that wasn't so repetitive. The writing was choppy and stiff in many places but I'm still glad I stuck with it as it was an important book to have read. "

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

    " Book was written by a journalist, as opposed to Enrique. I felt throughout the book that, although the writer stuck to his story, Enrique's story didn't always ring true. I was stuck by the absence of the end of his glue sniffing days (he just stopped?), his lack of anger during the trip, although he felt it while preparing for the trip and after the trip. The end notes, bibliography, etc. would have been a good part of her dissertation for a Ph.D., as opposed to a book. All in all, obviously moving, but still...... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/19/2014

    " Interesting story, but not an interesting read. I got through it because the story was important, but it did not flow well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 R Scott Steele | 1/12/2014

    " The book was more of an unfocused documentary, better suited for piecemeal publication in newspaper or magazine articles. I know that the issue was important to the author, and I can see how it has had a significant affect on America, but it didn't draw me in. And it was really depressing. "

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

    " Heartbreaking reality of what people will do in search of economic freedom and a good life...I recommend this book to everyone! "

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

    " Great Read. A amazing story that really brought to the life the struggles immigrants go through to reach America. Only criticism is that it was written by a news journalist so it read like a long newspaper article. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 7/10/2013

    " It was a good story that everybody should read just for educational purposes, but I wasn't thrilled with the way it was written. There was a lot of repeating and contradictions often within the same few pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shin Tan | 2/26/2013

    " Very moving... Makes you wanna cry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 12/31/2012

    " Fantastic book about a child's journey to see his mom in the us "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 7/15/2012

    " This book really puts the immigration issues on a more human level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/1/2012

    " Would give it a 3 for the writing but the content of the book I give a five. Everyone should read this book and see how others live. Bravo to the author and photo journalist for their absolute bravery in uncovering this story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/12/2012

    " I think everyone should read this book - it may or may not change your perspective on illegal immigration - but it will give you a glimpse of what life is like for those that want to come here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 2/1/2012

    " This is the best account of the trip between Central America and the United States without a coyote that I have read. It matches first hand accounts that I have heard in El Salvador. It offers a personal face to the "immigration issue," and is a MUST read for every American. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carina DeLeon | 1/16/2012

    " Enrique's Journey was very informative and opened my eyes to the world of immigration. This book provided a learning experience that will not be forgotten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 12/19/2011

    " You get to see the view of the Central American immigrant story. The hardships on the families from all perspectives. Amazing tale and even more amazing that the author was able to do the journey herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 5/10/2011

    " Harrowing trip. The courage off this boy is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melyssa | 4/21/2011

    " This is the summer reading selection for the college where I work. The book is very good but the subject matter makes it difficult to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Season | 4/7/2011

    " so far - an amazing true story of a completely impoverished group of people just wanting to help their families and the horrors they endure to reach the end of the long 'grey' road to reach America. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 3/31/2011

    " Page turner, but was a hard subject matter. Glad I'm done with it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deana | 3/27/2011

    " Estilo periodístico no letarario, pero muy bueno. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss | 3/11/2011

    " Great book that will change your view on immigration, no matter how liberal you think you are. Tragic and moving. Another must-read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla | 3/8/2011

    " Heartwrenching description of young people from Central America whose mothers have illegally imigrated to the US in order to provide for them. Focuses on the children who make the perilous journey atop trains through Mexico to reach their mothers in the US. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 2/23/2011

    " It was hard to put this book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 2/16/2011

    " Heart wrenching book but impossible to put down. "

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