Antes de Ser Libres [Before We Were Free]

  • by Julia Alvarez
  • Narrated by Maria Siccardi
  • 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the story of Anita de la Torre, a 12-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Most of her relatives have immigrated to the United States, her Tio Toni has disappeared, Papi has been getting mysterious phone calls about butterflies, and someone named Mr. Smith and the secret police have started terrorizing her family for their suspected opposition to the country's dictator. While Anita deals with this frightening series of events, she also struggles with her adolescence and her own personal fight to be free.
Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.


What the Critics Say

“Alvarez proves as gifted at writing for adolescents as she is for adults. A stirring work of art.” (Publishers Weekly)


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Antes de ser libres

Excelente libro , Julia Alvarez es una excelente escritora. He escuchado y leido todos sus libros.
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- omi

bien hech

Muy informativa y entretenida y la narration hecha muy bien con expression y claridad. mi primers experiences con in line leido en espanol.
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- babznlulu

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-20-2012
  • Publisher: Listening Library