AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

COMING UP CUBAN Rising Past Castro's Shadow

by | Read by Vivia Font, Gary Tiedemann, Rebecca Soler, Giordan Diaz, Sonia Manzano

Children Ages 10+ • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

A quartet of narrators and the author beautifully perform this view of Cuba during the early years of Fidel Castro's government. The interwoven stories of four children show how the Cuban Revolution impacted each of their lives. Listeners are taken to Havana, rural Cuba, New York City, and Miami as narrators Vivia Font, Gary Tiedemann, Rebecca Soler, and Giordan Diaz bring their characters' stories to life. All of the performers showcase their talents as they navigate the rise of communism through the eyes of the four children, capturing their progression from naïveté to maturity as their worlds are turned upside down. The author's performance of her introduction and her postscript on why she wrote this book enhances the listening experience. A.L.S.M. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2022

DD ISBN 978-1-338-80127-9 $20.99

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×