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Author: Dagoberto Gilb Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781436146043
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Dagoberto Gilb has won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sonny Bravo is a young Mexican American struggling to become a man while living with his mom and step-father in a small urban community known as the Flowers. There the assorted residents teach Sonny life lessons, even as racial tensions simmer in the city around them.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg | 12/27/2013

    " I had a hard time getting past how much meandering this story seems to do. There are interesting characters in the book but no action. It couldn't hold my attention... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 12/2/2013

    " If you liked House on Mango Street, I think you would like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adela | 11/27/2013

    " His world is one I haven't lived in, but I have met some of his characters. I liked the stream of conscious feel of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cardee | 11/12/2013

    " There's an endearing repetitiveness to the pov character's speech that I loved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 8/7/2013

    " great quick read. Loved Sonny. Great kid! Kind of weird ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 8/4/2013

    " This is the Chicano "Catcher in the Rye." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 4/3/2013

    " This book was supposed to be funny, but I din't find it funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 4/3/2013

    " Read my review at my blog. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christi | 4/22/2012

    " a rec from the Lisle Library "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sultan | 11/19/2011

    " This sad excuse for a 'coming-of-age' novel might be amongst the worst books I've read in the past five years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sophie | 10/28/2011

    " Deceiving despite mild poetic and social attempts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 8/17/2010

    " This is the Chicano "Catcher in the Rye." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meg | 7/6/2010

    " I had a hard time getting past how much meandering this story seems to do. There are interesting characters in the book but no action. It couldn't hold my attention... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christi | 6/20/2010

    " a rec from the Lisle Library
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cardee | 2/8/2009

    " There's an endearing repetitiveness to the pov character's speech that I loved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adela | 8/6/2008

    " His world is one I haven't lived in, but I have met some of his characters. I liked the stream of conscious feel of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carla | 5/27/2008

    " This book was supposed to be funny, but I din't find it funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sophie | 2/5/2008

    " Deceiving despite mild poetic and social attempts. "

About the Narrator

Ramón de Ocampo, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, was a co-winner in 2018 of the Audie Award for Best Multi-Voiced Performance. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he has been seen on television, film, and stages all over the world, including recurring roles on such television shows as The West Wing, 12 Monkeys, Sons of Anarchy, and Medium. He is the winner of a prestigious Obie Award for his stage work.