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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,447 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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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... "

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