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3.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: An Na Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780739335383
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Mina is the perfect daughter. Bound for Harvard, president of the honor society, straight A student, all while she works at her family’s dry cleaners and helps care for her hearing-impaired younger sister. On the outside, Mina does everything right. On the inside, Mina knows the truth. Her life is a lie.
At the height of a heat wave, the summer before her senior year, Mina meets the one person to whom she cannot lie. Ysrale, a young migrant worker who dreams of becoming a musician, comes to work at the dry cleaners and asks Mina the one question that scares her most. What does she want?
Mina finds herself torn between living her mother’s dreams, caring for her younger sister, grasping the love that Ysrael offers, and the most difficult of all, living a life that is true.
With sensitivity and grace, An Na weaves an intriguing story of a young woman caught in the threads of secrets and lies, struggling for love and finding a voice of her own.


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tacoon | 2/20/2014

    " i forgot when i read this but it was a great book i loved how the two main characters lived in the same house yet diffrent worlds that effected each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/18/2014

    " Perfect for the younger readers, but make for a lovely story for anyone. Get the chance to read her first novel ''A Step from Heaven''. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/14/2014

    " An Na is a really talented author who has a grasp on subtle and honest conveyance of emotion. As in "A Step From Heaven", Na gives readers an inside and intimate look into the relationships in a Korean Family. Here, we see the struggle and pressure that high school senior Mina faces while trying to live up to her overbearing mom's expectations as well as finding true love. Also fine is the relationship between Mina and her younger, hearing impaired sister, Suna. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kodi | 1/30/2014

    " I read it a long time ago but I remember enjoying it. I need to reread it in order to give it a proper opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/29/2014

    " A beautifully written book. The dialogue is real, the prose is lyrical. Music is a main component of the book, so I can connect...The only problem I found was that some of the story was left unresolved, but that's just my desire for a happy ending. In the context, it makes perfect sense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meggen | 1/24/2014

    " Teenage angst, drama, and drivel. Why did I even read this book all the way to the end? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 1/16/2014

    " A good enough read, but the book takes itself more seriously than it needs to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/6/2014

    " The book is about a girl who falls in love with this guy who her mom doesn't approve of. I give this book 5 stars because it is full of drama and romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gianna | 1/1/2014

    " Usually I don't like stories that have the potential to be real. This book caught my attention with how true it describes a teenagers life when it is coated in lies. Maybe it can break the barrier of blindness between adults and the way their children are growing up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sgilbert | 12/28/2013

    " I enjoyed the focus on conflict vs. sibling love, with a bit of romance thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda Heath | 11/29/2013

    " A really cool book about a girl who must discover the truth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie Chattin | 8/23/2013

    " This book is very good for relaxing/slowing down your mind. It has a nice story line, but it could have been developed a little more. The book also portrays a very good message. Overall, I would recommend this book to another person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/21/2013

    " Beautifully written. Really gets you into the characters heads. Some issues not fully resolved. Note some mild content may not be for all readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyl | 5/13/2013

    " An interesting little read about the difficulty a daughter can have in separating herself from who her mother wants her to be. Fairly predictable, but still a decent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 4/16/2013

    " A story of two Korean sisters trying to live up to high expectations of their family. While one sister can't be perfect because of a disability, the other one lies to be perfect. Her only truth in her life is when she meets the boy of her dreams. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/12/2013

    " I liked this book, but was very confused about the ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia E Sherman | 2/28/2013

    " Nice plot and characters. This author understands her characters completely. Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chadpennington10 | 12/19/2012

    " This book is about a girl. Her family thinks she gets straight A's and thinks she bound for Harvard. But the girl knows it's not true, but she doesn't want to disappoint her family. That's all I can tell you! Read this book to find out what happens! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 3/10/2012

    " I probably would have given this book 5 stars until the ending let me down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 10/16/2011

    " Confusing but not confusing. It was ok, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/20/2011

    " More details and descriptions are needed! D:
    The end leaves you hanging. :(
    I definitely feel Suna though, what she's going through
    3 stars. :/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/25/2011

    " This is a well-written, spare book with absolutely no fluff. Its bleak mood keeps me from really loving it -- even though it has a happy ending -- but don't let that stop you, should you desire to try it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/24/2011

    " The book is about a girl who falls in love with this guy who her mom doesn't approve of. I give this book 5 stars because it is full of drama and romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/7/2011

    " Perfect for the younger readers, but make for a lovely story for anyone. Get the chance to read her first novel ''A Step from Heaven''. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marylinn | 1/6/2011

    " Nice, short novel about an interracial couple who falls in love despite their different circumstances and ethnicities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/13/2010

    " I liked this book, but was very confused about the ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Selma | 11/24/2010

    " Different from other books that I read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. Safdar | 9/25/2010

    " The summary is way off. The plot is awesome, the detail bizarre. Moreover, there were some cool asians in it, but the best one leaves. So, I consider this an okay read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 8/25/2010

    " Blah. A whiny main character struggles with problems created by herself and her difficult mom. I could not WAIT for the end of this audiobook because man, this chick was whiny. "

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About the Author
Author An NaAn Na was born in Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. She graduated from Amherst College and received her MFA from Norwich University. A former middle school teacher, she now divides her time writing in Oakland, California, and Warren, Vermont. A Step from Heaven is her first novel.
About the Narrator

Kim Mai Guest is a multilingual voice actress who has worked extensively in animation, video games, and audiobook narration. She has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a cofinalist in 2008 for the Audie Award for best science fiction narration.