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In the Time of the Butterflies (Unabridged)
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Format: Unabridged
Release Date: July 2007
Audio Length: 13.5 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (22878 ratings)
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It is November 25, 1960, and the bodies of three beautiful, convent-educated sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. El Caribe, the official newspaper, reports their deaths as an accident. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of General Raphael Leonidas Trujillo's dictatorship. It doesn't have to. Everyone knows of Las Mariposas: The Butterflies.

Now, three decades later, Julia Alvarez, also a daughter of the Dominican Republic and long haunted by these sisters, immerses us in a tangled and dangerous moment in Hispanic Caribbean history to tell their story in the only way it can truly be understood: through fiction. In this brilliantly characterized novel, the voices of all four sisters - Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede - speak across the decades, to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons to gunrunning to prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule.

About the Author: Julia Alvarez
 

Julia Alvarez was born on March 27, 1950 in New York, New York. Julia Alvarez has easily become one of our most renowned Fiction authors on AudiobookStore.com, featuring a collection of popular titles such as In the Time of the Butterflies, En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (Texto Completo) (In the Time of the Butterflies) and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, read by well-liked narrators Blanca Camacho, Noemi de la Puente and Rosie Berrido. The latest audiobook release, Thalia Kids' Book Club: Julia Alvarez' Tia Lola Series in Conversation with Sonia Manzano, was the most recent audiobook added to our collection from Alvarez. Added to our catalog in 2004, Before We Were Free is the oldest of their audiobooks. We offer a total of 17 audiobooks, with over 126 hours of audio from Julia Alvarez, ensuring that customers will find a Fiction audiobook by this great author to enjoy. For a complete list of titles from Alvarez, please visit their audio book page: Julia Alvarez audiobooks.

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