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Author: John Phillip Santos Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9781449839925
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John Phillip Santos won immense acclaim for his book Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, a finalist for the National Book Award. In this beautifully written new book, Santos tells of how a family-his mother's-erased and forgot over time their ancient origins in Spain. Blending genres brilliantly, Santos raises profound questions about whether we can ever find our true homeland and what we can learn from our treasured, shared cultural legacies. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This book will inspire others to consider not just their own heritage, but their place in the story of mankind.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Vivid characters, scenes, and settings...brushed in textured prose.”

    San Antonio Express-News

  • The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire is a smart and satisfying read.”

    Austin American-Statesman

  • “A fascinating...tale of identity.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

John Phillip Santos, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is the first Mexican American Rhodes Scholar whose awards include the Academy of American Poets’ Prize at Notre Dame and the Oxford Prize for fiction. His articles on Latino culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,New York Times, and the San Antonio Express-News. Writer and producer of more than forty television documentaries for CBS and PBS, two of them Emmy nominees, he lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has been inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient and fourteen-time nominee of the Audie Award, he has earned accolades for his narration from the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audio Publishers Association, AudioFile magazine, and USA Today. He has narrated a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses. He also narrated over forty titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins, has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. His work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA, PBS, VH1, and Francis Ford Coppola. He grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.