The House on the Lagoon

  • by Rosario Ferré
  • Narrated by Silvia Sierra
  • 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Finalist for the National Book Award: A breathtaking saga from Puerto Rico’s greatest literary voice
This riveting, multigenerational epic tells the story of two families and the history of Puerto Rico through the eyes of Isabel Monfort and her husband, Quintn Mendizabal. Isabel attempts to immortalize their now-united families - and, by extension, their homeland - in a book. The tale that unfolds in her writing has layers upon layers, exploring the nature of love, marriage, family, and Puerto Rico itself.
Weaving the intimate with the expansive on a teeming stage, Ferré crafts a revealing self-portrait of a man and a woman, two fiercely independent people searching for meaning and identity. As Isabel declares: "Nothing is true, nothing is false, everything is the color of the glass you’re looking through."
A book about freeing oneself from societal and cultural constraints, The House on the Lagoon also grapples with bigger issues of life, death, poverty, and racism. Mythological in its breadth and scope, this is a masterwork from an extraordinary storyteller.

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Did not like the reader

What would have made The House on the Lagoon better?

A better reader.


What other book might you compare The House on the Lagoon to and why?

I like the author and that's why I thought it would be great. She is as good as Isabel Allende


What didn’t you like about Silvia Sierra’s performance?

she is monotonous


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios