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POR LA VIDA DE MI HERMANA/ MY SISTER'S KEEPER

by | Read by Adriana Sananes, Jorge Pupo, Katherine Levya, Jesus Martinez

Spanish Audio • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

Exemplary performers weave the agonizing story of 13-year-old Anna, who has been bred by her parents to sustain the life of her sister, Kate, who has leukemia. After years of procedures, Anna finally resists by seeking medical emancipation, refusing to donate the kidney her parents insist is necessary to save her sister. The modulated voices of Jorge Pupo, the attorney representing Anna, and Adriana Sananes as her mother, also an attorney, bring alive court arguments and flashbacks to vividly illustrate the story’s agonizing moral and ethical questions. Katherine Levya authentically depicts Anna‚ a sorrowful but bright personality, and Jesus Martinez characterizes Jesse, the brother who feels unworthy because he can’t help Kate. This eloquent audiobook is certain to capture the heartfelt emotions of Spanish-speaking listeners. K.P.

[SPANISH TRANSLATION]--Unas actuaciones ejemplares tejen la historia agonizante de Ana, una niña de 13 años engendrada por sus padres sólo para sustentar la vida de su hermana Kate, que padece de leucemia. Después de años de procedimientos, Ana finalmente les resiste buscando su emancipación médica y rehusando donar su riñón a los padres que insisten que le salve la vida de su hermana. Las voces moduladas de Jorge Pupo, el abogado que representa a Ana, y Adriana Sananes, que actúa de la madre y también de una abogada, dan vida a los discursos del juzgado y a las escenas retrospectivas, ilustrando vívidamente los temas éticos y penosamente morales. Katherine Levya representa auténticamente el papel de Ana, un personaje triste pero optimista, y Jesus Martinez realiza el papel de Jesse, el hermano que se siente indigno a cause de su inhabilidad de ayudar a Kate. Seguro que este audiolibro capturará a los corazones de los lectores hispanoparlantes. L.R.P., trans. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2010

CS ISBN 978-1-4498-1582-0 $113.75 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781449815837 $123.75 • Thirteen CDs

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