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Extended Audio Sample The Hummingbirds Daughter: A Novel (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Luis Alberto Urrea
4.27681818181818 out of 54.27681818181818 out of 54.27681818181818 out of 54.27681818181818 out of 54.27681818181818 out of 5 4.28 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luis Alberto Urrea Narrator: Luis Alberto Urrea Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, the illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream, a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with the power to heal, but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the Saint of Cabora.

The Hummingbird's Daughter is a vast, hugely satisfying novel of love and loss, joy and pain. Two decades in the writing, this is the masterpiece that Luis Alberto Urrea has been building up to. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne Bybee | 2/6/2014

    " I loved this book. It is beautifully written, almost poetry. And funny, too. The main character Terisita is honest to her calling in life, even when it was difficult. I love everything about Mexico, but anyone would enjoy this book. Also my first book read on my iPad! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 2/4/2014

    " What a great novel! With this book's emphasis on Mexican folklore and history, its themes of faith, suffering, sainthood, and social inequalities, and its use of magic realism, I couldn't wait for the evenings when I'd have time to read it again. Once in a while, the writing would seem to slow down and drag a little, but not for long. My favorite quote from the protagonist, said while cleaning a child's infected wounds: "This isn't disgusting. Allowing an orphan to suffer is disgusting." Can't wait to get started on Queen of America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katina | 1/28/2014

    " I found this book very enticing at first but thought it wrapped up too quickly, in confusion. All the same, Urrea is a masterful writer and his work was clearly well-researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kishwar | 1/18/2014

    " Another great book! don;t know about the magical realism - seemed more like a straightforward description of miraculous occurences... would love to know more about what happened to her after the book ended... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 1/16/2014

    " loved his writing style! He is especially gifted in the metaphors he creates! wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/8/2014

    " This took me a little time to get into, but once I did, I loved the ride! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis Goebel | 12/21/2013

    " One of the best books I've read in a long time. Epic (and true????). Fantastic story telling, humor, and theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Greenwood | 12/4/2013

    " An evocative, expressionist sort of portrait of life in pre-revolution Mexico, based on the life of a real woman. I don't usually get into fiction, but picked this up for some reason and couldn't put it down. Perhaps because the characters are so vivid, and the images so rich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/29/2013

    " A fantastic novel, made even more fantastic because it is apparently more or less based on a true story. The story of miracles, magic, love, life, and death in Revolutionary Mexico. If you like the "magic realism" style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you'll love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darleen | 10/28/2013

    " There were parts of the book I would get caught up in and love the storyline and then there were other parts that I found somewhat boring/difficult to get through. I didn't love it as much as I thought I would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/28/2013

    " I have never read anything like this. I think the thing I enjoyed the very most was the transformation of the characters. I loved the relationship between the father and the daughter and the tenderness and loyalty there. Just a warning, there are some explicit details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 10/21/2013

    " This book surprised me because I have never heard of this author before, but I loved it. Such a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bray | 5/3/2013

    " Epic tale - incredible story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/20/2012

    " Loved the other book by this author so I tried this one.... Confused with storyline at times, but really an interesting fiction. learned alot about mexico, spanish culture. recommended by my brother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 9/21/2011

    " Just finished this on audio - Library2go download - read by the author. Historical fiction set in Mexico just before the Mexican revolution. Audiobook includes the additional material from the book - interviews with the author, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 3/19/2011

    " one part marquez, one part mcmurtry: a very well told story. hints of the fantastical in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Howchi Kilburn | 6/9/2009

    " This immediately went to my top 10 list. The combination of struggle, ethnography and pure spirituality was more than inspiring. It was heart-opening and made me want to love God. His descriptions on Northern Mexico in the late 19th century make the American Wild West seem tame in comparison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/27/2009

    " Sooooooo good. You'll have to stick with it past 100 pages, and you'll be captivated. It takes place in Mexico, turn of the century. My favorite book in the last 3 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly B | 12/12/2008

    " This book was a beautiful story of how a girl in Mexico becomes a saint, whether she wants to or not... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paola Guijarro | 5/27/2008

    " De mis libros favoritos! Inolvidable!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni Bittinger | 1/3/2007

    " This book was the all of SF book club read and it was entertaining but easy to put down...it took me a LOOOONG time to finish this. "

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