- Narrated by: Catherine Byers
- Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-24-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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Lourdes promises Enrique she will return quickly. But she struggles in America. Years pass. He begs for his mother to come back. Without her, he becomes lonely and troubled.
With gritty determination and a deep longing to be by his mother's side, Enrique travels through hostile, unknown worlds. Each step of the way through Mexico, he and other migrants, many of them children, are hunted like animals. Gangsters control the tops of the trains. Bandits rob and kill migrants up and down the tracks. Corrupt cops all along the route are out to fleece and deport them. To evade Mexican police and immigration authorities, they must jump onto and off the moving boxcars they call El Tren de la Muerte - the Train of Death.
Enrique pushes forward using his wit, courage, and hope - and the kindness of strangers. It is an epic journey, one thousands of immigrant children make each year to find their mothers in the United States.
Based on the Los Angeles Times newspaper series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for feature writing and another for feature photography, Enrique's Journey is the timeless story of families torn apart, the yearning to be together again, and a boy who will risk his life to find the mother he loves.
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By Louise Reed on 07-01-14
Missing Chapter 8 and Epilogue!
Was Enrique's Journey worth the listening time?
My son read Enrique's Journey as an assignment for school. He listened to the audio book and followed along in the printed version. When he got to the end of Chapter 7 it skipped about 20 pages to the Afterward. While he didn't have any other complaints about the audio book, those who are only listening to the book and not following along in print would not know they were missing the end of the book!
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
By Abigail on 02-09-13
Excellent reporting; reader butchers Spanish
Nazario's reporting is excellent. She's taken a heart wrenching situation and woven in humanity to make it bearable.
Byers is a good reader for English but her Spanish takes away from her performance.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful