Wild Steps of Heaven

  • by Victor Villaseñor
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Victor Villaseñor creates a powerful, moving protrait of his father's family - the Villaseñors - who in their courage and love of life represent the whole passionate history of Mexico.An epic portrait of Mexico is painted as this spellbinding story of madness and miracles, rage and redemption, unfolds.

Margarita...wild of heart and powerful in her earthborn mystery is the indomitable Indian matriarch who guards her family and conquers her enemies with the cutting edge of unconditional love - and a touch of magic. As a young woman, she was swept away by Juan Jesus Villaseñor, a powerful arrogant man who carried the blood of Spanish royalty in his veins - and who, unarmed, once wrestled with the great serpent that held his village hostage - and won.

Together, Don Juan and Dona Margarita would create a dynasty on the eve of the Mexican Revolution. Their daughters...Emilia and Luisa, beautiful, sensuous, mysterious, who find courage and endurance in their mother's faith, and searing, explosive passion amid the turmoil of war. Their sons...Jose, who becomes a legendary horseman and a hero of the revolution. And Juan, the youngest, Victor Villaseñor's father, through whose eyes this brilliant, tumultuous saga unfolds.

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What the Critics Say

"His characters and the events they live through are so outrageous that familiar stereotypes dissolve in their wake and magnetic individuals come to life, taking both the good and the bad as givens, supported by fierce love of the earth, their families, God and, above all, la vida." (Publishers Weekly)

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wish narrator spoke Spanish, translation not good

Great story, Villaseñor is one of my favorite authors. I did not like the narration. Wish he would have spoken Spanish.
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working hard

So very happy to be able to hear this second book as I work...I actually read the first story at about 17 yrs old and now I'm pushing 40...was a a great listen!I wish I could listen to the first book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio