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First -- the story: It is a good one, realistic in events and character. Very worth your while even though the characters and locale(s) seemed less well developed than they could have/should have been.
Second -- the narration: Generally well done, although there are segments that were clearly "redone" or inserted as the full taping was edited. I found the introduction of each new chapter to be oddly done, however. One word. Succinct. Spanish. Then English.
Third -- the story structure: It tried to flow seamless from scene to scene and time frame to time frame -- sometimes leaving me in the lurch. From evil rancher to sage advisor to suspicious physician assistant to crooked plant manager to border patrol agents to immigrants and around and around back and forth again. Although it worked (after a while,) in the early chapters, it was confusing and disconcerting. Listen carefully to names as they are first introduced and you'll do fine.
I liked this story for what it told about today's political issues regarding immigration and our nation's sense of responsibility and morality (or lack thereof) as we capitalize on illegal immigrants -- all the while punishing them for their presence here. Not that this book nor I can offer solutions to this complex issue -- the story makes you think deeply about prejudice, human character and the policies regarding the borders of this nation.
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