Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2013
CD ISBN 9780307913104 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780307913111 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2013
CD ISBN 9780307913128 $40.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN 9780307913135 multiple sources
When people talk about the United States being a land of opportunity where anyone with enough talent and gumption can achieve his or her goals, they are talking about someone exactly like Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She went from a Bronx housing project to the Ivy League to prosecutory law and federal judgeship through hard work, government help, and a sharp intellect. It’s quite a story. The book is read beautifully by the elegant, captivating Rita Moreno. (Sotomayor herself reads the preface and prologue.) Moreno has a gentle but authoritative voice, and her professional training yields an intelligent, engaging work. Her pacing keeps the story moving, and she speaks fluent Spanish, so Sotomayor’s family stories get the authentic treatment they deserve. This masterstroke of casting makes this book a towering listening experience. R.I.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2013]
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