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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (186 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Medina Narrator: Cristina Panfilio Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781455852321
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Though everyone in the village of Tres Montes thinks Sonia Ocampo is blessed, she knows she is nothing but a fraud. She’s spent her life listening to the hopes and wishes of her neighbors and family, but when a classmate dies despite her prayers, she is forced to realize that she has no special powers—no way to prevent bad things from happening.

Rather than disenchant her friends and embarrass her family, she leaves home to work in the house of a wealthy woman in the city. There she is finally what she wants to be—just a girl like any other. But when misfortune falls upon her family, she must confront the truth, no matter how difficult.

With a hint of magical realism and romance, Meg Medina weaves a poignant tale about a girl who dares to face life’s harsh truths and find power within herself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy! | 2/5/2014

    " Set in unnamed Latino country in unnamed time. Probably historical, but that's not really the point. Timeless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/1/2014

    " The second half of the book was better than the first half. The main character was hard to relate to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Hartley | 1/22/2014

    " It was an interesting tale, but very depressing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Robinson | 1/2/2014

    " Ok but sad and heavy, not very romantic or magical and the ending was awful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Resti | 12/10/2013

    " suka Pancho :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 12/6/2013

    " Fantastic writing, well-developed storyline, rich characters. Just not for me--not my kind of story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellee | 10/25/2013

    " Written as a modern fable, The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind is a special little book that tells a story of a girl finding her own path. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/10/2013

    " Joanne Harris' Chocolat meets Esperanza's Box of Saints. The wonderful sense of place is well done -- in 3-D and Technicolor, but the characters and the plot remain a bit one-sided. It's a shame, it has a lot of promise which rather left me feeling let down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilana Weiss | 1/5/2013

    " This book wasn't all that exciting and it was a little slow. I also didn't like the ending but other than that it was a really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/21/2012

    " It was most refreshing to read a book about young adults of Latino origin. The writing was crisp and the story had a strong theme that all young people deserve "love, respect and a chance at a future full of possibility." (From author) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 6/8/2012

    " A lovely story and easy read. "

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About the Author
Author Meg Medina

Meg Medina is the author of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and the picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car, which won the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. She is also a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

About the Narrator

Cristina Panfilio is a voice talent, audiobook narrator, and actor whose credits include Fallen Angels at Indiana Rep, The Merchant of Venice at Notre Dame Shakespeare, Twelfth Night at Chicago Shakespeare, Mirandolina, Seascape, Laughing Stock at The Milwaukee Rep, and Memory House at Renaissance Theaterworks. She was also part of touring productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet with the Utah Shakespeare Festival and five wonderful seasons with the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival in Iowa City.