Regular price: $22.80

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $22.80

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

After the bloody Tomochic rebellion, Teresita Urrea, beloved healer and "Saint of Cabora," flees with her father to Arizona. But their plans are derailed when she once again is claimed as the spiritual leader of the Mexican Revolution. Besieged by pilgrims and pursued by assassins, Teresita embarks on a journey through turn-of-the-century industrial America-New York, San Francisco, St. Louis. She meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. And as she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself: can a saint fall in love?
At turns heartbreaking, uplifting, and riotously funny, Queen of America reconfirms Luis Alberto Urrea's status as a writer of the first rank.
©2011 Luis Alberto Urrea (P)2011 Hachette Audio
Show More Show Less

Critic Reviews

"Queen of America magically spins a vibrant, larger-than-life fiction based on the "Saint of Cabora." (Vanity Fair)
"Enchanting...Fantastical...Urrea has stitched a seamless end to the saga." (New York Times)
"Colorful [and] exuberant." (Wall Street Journal)
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Charlotte on 04-01-13

Urrea does it again

What did you love best about Queen of America?

I loved Urrea's narration. He is a funny and animated reader and of course since he wrote the book, all the little nuances are included in the reading. His love of his characters comes through in his voice.
The book itself is a description of a part of Mexico few know about. It's an important work to describe people that have been stereotyped. We see the real lives of real individuals. How people living in abject poverty still have dignity, generosity and determination.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was particularly moved when the struggling kids where rescued by a couple that lived in an abandoned dump. Funny delightful people that had next to nothing and yet were willing to share the little they had.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Tuesday's child on 11-30-12

This is Best Way to Experience "Queen of America"

If you could sum up Queen of America in three words, what would they be?

Lyrical, passionate, transporting

What did you like best about this story?

The vividness and reality of what it would be like to be a saint or to live with one.

What does Luis Alberto Urrea bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The beautifully alive Spanish and the wry humor.

Who was the most memorable character of Queen of America and why?

Thomas, for his living life fully with all his flaws and his being a larger-than-life rogue that made me laugh, when I wasn't wanting to kick him.

Any additional comments?

No one in our book club made it through the entire book, read or audible.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc