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CELIA Mia Vida

by | Read by Cristina Saralegui

Biography & Memoir • 3.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 2004

[Editor's Note: The following review is in Spanish to reflect the language of the production. The English translation follows.]--Al hacer la narración del audiolibro escrito por la cantante Celia Cruz, la conocida periodista y activista Cristina Saralegui se expresa con tanto cariño y emoción como la autora. Al haber sido una amiga intima de la cantante, su voz se quiebra por la tristeza al leer el pasaje en que Celia recuerda la muerte de su madre en Cuba, expresando igualmente el odio profundo hacia Castro, quien las separó. Cabe aclarar que aunque este libro no es la historia completa de la vida personal y profesional de Celia, su valor radica en ser una espléndida recopilación de anécdotas interesantes y hechos relevantes, como es el origen del sob-renombre Azúcar, dado por sus amigos. CELIA es una obra fascinante para aquellas personas que deseen introducirse en el conocimiento de esta gran artista. J.A.H.

[Translation]--As she narrates the audiobook written by singer Celia Cruz, Cristina Saralegui, of equal fame as a journalist/activist, expresses herself with the same affection and emotion as the author. An intimate friend of Celia, Saralegui lets her voice break with sadness as Celia remembers the death of her mother in Cuba. The author's words also reflect a profound hatred of Castro, who separated them. Her memoirs are not a complete history of her personal and professional life, but rather a collection of interesting and introspective anecdotes, such as the origin of the nickname Azúcar (Sugar), given to her by friends. CELIA would fascinate anyone who wants to know more about this great artist and who is able to understand Cuban Spanish. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2004

CS ISBN 006073387X $18.95 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN 0060733888 $22.00 • Three CDs

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