A riveting story of courage and survival. 🌍
🎧 Listening time: 16 hrs and 43 mins
⭐ Community rating: 4.7 / 5
Introduction to American Dirt
American Dirt is a novel that revolves around a Mexican bookseller who is compelled to escape to the United States as an undocumented immigrant, accompanied by her son. This journey is triggered by her journalist husband’s revelation of a local drug lord’s activities.
What is American Dirt about?
In this audiobook, Lydia Quixano Pérez enjoys a comfortable life with her husband, Sebastián, and their son Luca in Mexico. Running a bookstore, Lydia crosses paths with Javier, a seemingly book-loving customer who, as it turns out, is a powerful drug cartel leader.
When Sebastián’s journalism exposes Javier’s criminal activities, tragedy strikes. Javier orders the brutal murder of Sebastián and his family. Lydia and Luca manage to escape the massacre, but their lives are forever altered.
Fleeing for their safety, they start a perilous journey to enter the United States illegally, taking the dangerous path known as La Bestia, a train route leading north from Mexico City.
Should I listen to American Dirt audiobook?
This audiobook offers an emotionally charged narrative that sheds light on the harsh realities faced by migrants and refugees. Through the journey of Lydia and her son, the novel dives into the complex issues of immigration and the pursuit of a better life.
Jeanine Cummins crafts a powerful tale that humanizes the struggles and challenges that countless individuals experience on their journey to seek safety and opportunity.
This audiobook not only provides an eye-opening look into the immigration crisis but also fosters empathy and understanding, encouraging listeners to reflect on the broader human experience and the lengths people will go to protect their loved ones.
📝 Book Author: Jeanine Cummins
🎙 Audiobook Narrator: Yareli Arizmendi
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