Yareli Arizmendi's masterful narration of this audiobook is astonishing. Listeners will become addicted to this novel; the author and narrator are perfectly paired. The year is 2000; 100-year-old Violeta Del Valle is dying. She writes about her life so that her grandson knows her truth. She recalls, through humor and the wisdom of hindsight, how she rejected societal expectations throughout her life. Violeta witnessed phenomenal political, social, and economic changes in her unnamed Latin American country. She reflects on the family we are born into and the family we form through the bonds of love and friendship. 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. A.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9780593558850 $45.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780593558867 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593558874 $22.50
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