The A to Z of Spanish Culture

  • by Pilar Orti
  • Narrated by Pilar Orti
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The A to Z of Spanish Culture reflects Spain as seen through the eyes of its author: a Spaniard who grew up in Madrid in the ‘80s and now keeps a close eye on the country from her London home. Presented in an informal style, each chapter addresses an aspect of Spanish culture: its society, traditions, history, gastronomy, art, and language.
From grape-eating on New Year's Eve to the re-enactment of 13th century battles; from the failed military coup in the 80's to the recent fall from grace of the King; from the origin of the fideúa (the pasta-based version of paella) to the origin of the popular tapas, The A to Z of Spanish Culture will get you closer to Spain today.
This audiobook is narrated by the author, Pilar Orti, who also hosts the podcast Spain Uncovered.
Please note: This audiobook does not contain the chapters Vocabulary, From the Horses' Mouths and Blogs, Books and Bites, which can be found in the Kindle and print versions.


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A primer in Spanish culture

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I really enjoyed this audiobook! As a California resident, many of my neighbors and friends are Spanish-speakers. Yeah, I know, they aren't (for the most part) Spaniards, but they DO share the same language! I was interested in this audiobook because I wanted to know more about the history and culture of the people who've had such a great influence on the neighbors and friends I am so fond of. I also am aware that my knowledge of history is very Anglo-centric-so I'm making an effort to expand my knowledge of a place and people that have had such a powerful impact on world history.

At any rate, this audiobook taught me a lot about Spanish culture in an interesting and engaging manner. Whether you're learning about Spanish royalty or the ñ or tapas or the Moors, this book will give you a nice overview of Spain and its people!

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- EP

Almost feels like a visit

I've been to Spain 3 times in the past 4 years and always soak up as much culture and history as I can. This book, in some ways, takes me back again and feels like another trip (taking tours, talking to locals, etc). I'll listen again before my next visit!

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- R. Mangual ""

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-18-2014
  • Publisher: Paperplay