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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Rossmery Almonte, Kimberly M. Wetherell

Fiction • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Rossmery Almonte's pitch-perfect narration of Angie Cruz's inventive new novel transports listeners into the tumultuous, funny, heartrending world of Cara Romero, a Dominican immigrant who loses her factory job in the 2008 Great Recession. Fifty-six-year-old Cara's meetings with an unemployment counselor quickly devolve into a narration of her life. Narrator Kimberly Wetherell introduces each appointment with a clear reading of job search specifications that are worlds away from Cara's world. Then Almonte takes over, delivering Cara's confessional conversation with the counselor so realistically that one imagines oneself in the room and almost hears the counselor's reactions. With her sibilant Spanish accent and musical intonations, Almonte's Cara is unforgettable as she launches her fierce, strong, and witty self straight into our hearts. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781250868817 $19.99


Library Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781250897107 $79.99

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