Etched in Sand

  • by Regina Calcaterra
  • Narrated by Regina Calcaterra
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this story of perseverance in the face of adversity, Regina Calcaterra recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets and how she and her savvy crew of homeless siblings managed to survive years of homelessness, abandonment, and abuse.
Regina Calcaterra's emotionally powerful memoir reveals how she endured a series of foster homes and intermittent homelessness in the shadow of the Hamptons, and how she rose above her past while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together.
Beautifully written and heartbreakingly honest, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, the American dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.


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Customer Reviews

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I love the sound of Regina's voice

Where does Etched in Sand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I love books that are read by the author. Regina was the only narrator that could have told this jaw dropping history. I love her accent, it made me connect to her story that much more. I wanted to reach back in time and help her. This book is excellent.

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- Stefanie Jensen "I love listening to books and I despise bad narrators."


What did you like best about Etched in Sand? What did you like least?

I love the Author's accent. I'm from "the area" she grew up in, and it made me feel nostalgic for "Home".

Has Etched in Sand turned you off from other books in this genre?


Which scene was your favorite?

I was excited when she heard from her father.....but don't want to give out spoilers so I can't say why my excitement was short lived.

What else would you have wanted to know about Regina Calcaterra’s life?

I just think she is angry at her mom. I did not and will not finish the book, it's that "blah". I know that she had a tough life, but many of us did. I am sorry she had to endure what she did, and I KNOW how hard abuse is on children.

Any additional comments?

I was really turned off when she brought politics into her story.

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- Beth Wade

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio