The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca
- Narrated by: Claton Butcher
- Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-24-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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By Teresa on 02-05-15
A Wonderful Narrative
The introduction to this narrative is a little over an hour in length however, it is greatly insightful. I thought I was getting lost in names, dates, and locations but alas, I remembered that it was just the intro. I especially liked the beginning quote from Thomas Jefferson from the year 1787 stating that citizens of the new U.S. should study Spanish because the ancient part of American history is written chiefly in Spanish. I couldn’t agree more.
I really enjoy the publications by University Press. They are all informative and great listens. This one is especially good as it’s a narrative. I truly loved listening to the translation of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca’s journey to the new United States. Knowing this is a first rate accounting of what he saw and documented in Spanish is absolutely fascinating. Being a native Texan, this story really resonated with me.
The narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca is a captivating story and real-life account of the 1527 Pánfilo de Narváez expedition, with no knowledge of navigation. For nine years he walked lost and naked. I enjoyed the stories of what it was like at that time in America when the expedition encountered the settlers, Native Americans, and African-Americans.
About the narrator: Claton Butcher did a phenomenal job with this audiobook. He kept the story moving forward and took great command of this work. His Spanish is impeccable and music to my ears as I love the language. I’ve grown spoiled listening to Claton Butcher narrate these books. He has a great voice.
Audiobook gifted in exchange for review.
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