Violeta [English Edition]: A Novel Audiobook, by Isabel Allende Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Isabel Allende Narrator: Yareli Arizmendi Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: January 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593558867

Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This sweeping novel from the author of A Long Petal of the Sea tells the epic story of Violeta Del Valle, a woman whose life spans one hundred years and bears witness to the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century. ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—Oprah Daily, The Washington Post, Business Insider, Marie Claire, Bustle, Ms. magazine, PopSugar, The Week, Electric Lit, The Millions, She Reads, Lit Hub, Book Riot Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first girl in a family with five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events, for the ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth. Through her father’s prescience, the family will come through that crisis unscathed, only to face a new one as the Great Depression transforms the genteel city life she has known. Her family loses everything and is forced to retreat to a wild and beautiful but remote part of the country. There, she will come of age, and her first suitor will come calling. She tells her story in the form of a letter to someone she loves above all others, recounting times of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Her life is shaped by some of the most important events of history: the fight for women’s rights, the rise and fall of tyrants, and ultimately not one, but two pandemics. Through the eyes of a woman whose unforgettable passion, determination, and sense of humor carry her through a lifetime of upheaval, Isabel Allende once more brings us an epic that is both fiercely inspiring and deeply emotional.

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Quotes

  • “Allende succeeds once again at making the historical feel personal.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “The novel has an episodic feel, with events sweeping along at a rapid clip…Violeta is a character who follows her passions and lives an unconventional life but never stops evolving along with the century in which she lives. Recommended for all collections.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Yareli Arizmendi’s masterful narration of this audiobook is astonishing…Arizmendi’s tone, pacing, and slight accent are a perfect match for this amazing story. Her engaging narration elevates it into something magical not to be missed. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller

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About the Author

Isabel Allende, born in Peru and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous novels, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and The House of the Spirits. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than sixty-five million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Frankie Maria Corzo is a film and voice-over actress and audiobook narrator. She obtained a BA degree in theater studies from Montclair State University.