• by Carmen Laforet
  • Narrated by Alma Cuervo
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Called a Spanish Gothic, this haunting tale of a girl and her bizarre family life during the Franco regime in Spain is available for the first time in English. As 18-year-old Andrea stuggles to transition into adulthood, so does her country.


What the Critics Say

"Laforet's moody and sepulchral debut novel, a 1945 Spanish cult classic, has been given new life by acclaimed translator [Edith] Grossman." (Publishers Weekly)


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Wonderful Read

The narrator was very wonderful and brought each and every character to life. She was also very good at expressing each emotion within the book. I'd recommend this audible read to anyone.
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- Jocelyn

One of the best books I've read in awhile!

I recommend this book to everyone. It has captured character essence in a way that seems surreal. I didn't want to bookmark, I wanted to know what happens next. I had found myself being able to relate to some of the characters and enjoyed the transition of this nada to somewhere Andrea can create herself. It's an uplifting story despite the odd descriptions- listen to it! You will not regret to be taken into this world.
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- Daisy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-21-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books