Extended Audio Sample

Download Pacific Crossing Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Pacific Crossing (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Gary Soto
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (63 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Soto Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 5 votes

Lincoln is happy to be going to Japan as a martial arts exchange student. So is Tony, his barrio brother from San Francisco. They're excited about living in a dojo, or school for martial arts, and practicing the art of kempo.

When Lincoln arrives in Japan, he is surprised to find that the dojo is a vacant lot. He will be living on a small farm with the Ono family, whose mother reminds him of his own. The father likes to play practical jokes, and the son, Mitsuo, likes baseball. This strange country holds many surprises for Lincoln as he progresses through kempo and grows to love the Onos as his Japanese family.

The expert narration by Robert Ramirez gives authenticity to this young Mexican-American boy's coming of age story. Listeners will enjoy being there when Lincoln realizes that friendship transcends culture and nationality. Download and start listening now!

BK_RECO_003096

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/9/2013

    " this book is very interesting but at some points it gets alittle boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Gonzalez | 10/25/2012

    " I think this is a good and interesting book i would suggest this book to anyone who likes a good story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Warner | 6/19/2011

    " Humorous tale of cultures clashing--Hispanic teen boys in Japan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cuatro | 4/7/2011

    " good reading for young adults... love the way soto uses tex-mex/spanglish... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian | 11/29/2010

    " I'm a Gary Soto fan and have read several of his other books but this one just didn't hold my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen West | 1/3/2010

    " This book gave me book reports every year from sixth grade to high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/16/2009

    " this book is very interesting but at some points it gets alittle boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cuatro | 8/13/2008

    " good reading for young adults... love the way soto uses tex-mex/spanglish... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 6/4/2008

    " This book gave me book reports every year from sixth grade to high school. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Gary Soto

Gary Soto is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections for adults, most notably New and Selected Poems, a 1995 finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Award. He also writes young adult fiction and has received numerous awards, including the Human and Civil Rights Award from the American Education Association, the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the PEN Center West Book Award for his young adult short-story collection Petty Crimes.

About the Narrator

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His success with six young adult novels by Gary Soto has gotten our attention, including Taking Sides and Buried Onion. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. In his recent performance of Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, a modern fable of “Beauty and the Beast” set in Persia, Robert jumped at the chance to add Farsi and Arabic to his repertoire. We hope to hear Robert in different audiobook venues in coming months.