• Malinche's Conquest

  • By: Anna Lanyon
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-28-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Malinche was the Amerindian woman who translated for Hernan Cortès - from her lips came the words that triggered the fall of Moctezuma's Aztec empire to the Spanish in 1521. In Mexico Malinche's name is synonymous with "traitor". Yet folklore and legend still celebrate the mystique of this remarkable young woman. Malinche became a slave to strangers when just a girl, and was then passed on to Cortès as a concubine. She became his interpreter, indispensible to his campaigns, and mother to his son, only to be married off to another conquistador. Anna Lanyon journeys across Mexico and into the past to excavate the mythologies for the truer account of this resilient woman.
©1999 Anna Lanyon (P)2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Minerva on 03-15-18

Walk in Malinches shoes.

I absolutely loved everything about this story. The narration made a brilliant story even better. I was able to identify very strongly with Malinche and see MEXICO through her eyes. My boyfriend and I love to listen to it whenever we are on a road trip !

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joseph Javier Rodriguez on 01-24-16

Memorable journey about the unwritten female icon.

Although the author doesn't unveil any new "evidence" about Malinche that we already know, she does uncover new "proof" about her journey from birth to her death, filled in with remarkable accounts from sources that create a much fuller picture about who the "mortal female being was, is, and in so many ways still represents the muted or defused regard for women who've made history. Great story, but oh I wish she could pronounce the native names more accurately!! My dos centavos!

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