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MORIR EN EL INTENTO/ TO DIE IN THE ATTEMPT La Peor Tragedia de Inmigrantes en la Historia de los Estados Unidos

by | Read by Jorge Ramos

Spanish Audio • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Murieron de hipertermia 19 indocumentados en una pesadilla de cuatro horas. Sobrevivientes describen, con angustia, el tiempo que pasaron dentro de una caja instalada en el trailer en que viajaban. El evento generó una detallada investigación sobre el tráfico de personas deseando llegar a los Estados Unidos. Con un español demasiado claro, Jorge Ramos escribe y narra esta investigación periodística de tan lamentable tragedia, con una tesitura de voz ágil y nítida. Su aptitud con palabras nos transmite una sensación del terror vivido dentro del trailer. El autor/lector mantiene siempre la serenidad, evitando que lo traicionen sus sentimientos. Su libro llamará la atención a la necesidad para una reforma migratoria. M.B.M.

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]--Jorge Ramos, a Miami TV reporter, narrates a shocking audiobook in Spanish--his native language. He recounts the sad story of 19 Mexicans who succumbed to hyperthermia and suffocation in a trailer, while trying to enter the U.S. illegally. He personalizes the story by providing interesting mini-biographies of both the smugglers and the smuggled. However, his narration seems as cold as that rolling trailer was hot. Ramos races as he reads, giving listeners the uncomfortable feeling of being late. While his professional diction would suit a news broadcast, the staccato, sterile delivery belies the horror of what happened. No recent event could better demonstrate the dire need for immigration reform. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 06]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2005

CD ISBN 9780060792305 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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