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  • Se Alquila Un Planeta [One Planet Rent]

  • By: Yoss
  • Narrated by: Diego Guerrero
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

YOSS (José Miguel Sánchez Gómez) es sin duda el autor más renombrado y controversial de la ciencia ficción cubana. En su best seller Se alquila un planeta, nos ofrece la visión desgarradora de un porvenir en la Tierra que le sirve de espejo para reflexionar sobre la Cuba de los años noventa bajo el régimen de Fidel Castro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Cuban Science Fiction

  • By Mary on 05-12-15

Brilliant Cuban Science Fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-15

It was difficult to get into because the universe of the the story is so complex - different species, inventions, societies etc., However, it is worth listening to the first ten minutes twice to get to grips with the new vocabulary. After that, I was hooked!
Se alquila un planeta is a novel structured as interconnected short stories. This makes for a great listen if you have an hour or so free at a time.

Diego Guerrero is a great narrator.
Highly recommended!

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En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (Texto Completo) [In the Time of the Butterflies] cover art
  • En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (Texto Completo) [In the Time of the Butterflies]

  • By: Julia Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Rosie Berrido
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

On a deserted mountain road in the Dominican Republic in 1960, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands, who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters, thus martyred, became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended for Spanish Learners

  • By Mary on 12-02-15

Recommended for Spanish Learners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Gripping story, very well read. My Spanish is not great but I could follow the story without difficult.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful