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Angeles Mastretta nacio en Puebla (Mexico) en 1949. Curso estudios de periodismo en la Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales de la UNAM. Con Arrancame la vida) ha obtenido un enorme exito de publico y el fervoroso reconocimiento de la critica. Publico Mujeres de ojos grandes (relatos, 1991), Puerto libre (relatos autobiograficos, 1994) y Mal de amores (novella, 1996).

Con maestria inigualable, Angeles Mastretta narra en estas paginas el inicial amor sumiso de Catalina, una apasionada mujer mexicana, por el general Andres Ascencio. Asimismo, destaca la progresiva desvinculacion de su papel de subordinacion conyugal y del enganoso contexto social que la rodea. Traducida a mas de once idiomas, Arrancame la vida es ya un clasico de la narrative en lengua castellana y ocupa un lugar de privilegio entre las obras que tienen por tema el acceso de la mujer a la plena conciencia de si misma.


A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. By one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful account of post-revolutionary Mexico from a female perspective.

©1983 Angeles Mastretta (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • 2005-09-21

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Wonderful story, full of wit, humor, and occasional spicy passages. Superb narration.

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  • Jcruzort
  • 2012-08-09

Great Story, Well-Read

The novel is one of Mexico's most important of the 20th Century. If you are familiar with the many Latin American pieces about history's great characters-- caudillos, generales, coroneles-- in books like "Los de abajo" and "La muerte de Artemio Cruz," this one reads like a feminist response told from the perspective of the wife of an aspiring post-Mexican-Revolution political figure. The novel has an engaging, easy-to-follow style. Plus the narration in this audiobook is, in my opinion, great. I listened to this one completely in one great unproductive day. Finally, I suggest you get this and then watch the movie of the same name. I understand that it was Mexico's most expensive production and a roaring success. I'm not a fan of these types of novels, but after having read, listened, and watched it, I definitely think that it is worth a (re)visit.

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  • alessandro sanavio
  • 2022-04-17

Narrator does not capture the essence due to wrong accent

This important Mexican novel needs to be narrated by someone with a Mexican accent. This narrator is not Mexican and she misses the texture of the novel in Spanish. She sounds like her accent is Spanish/Iberian.

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  • Suzie D
  • 2022-01-05

Story and Reader were excellent but…

It would have been better if the audible chapters matched the chapters in the book.

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  • Ale
  • 2021-10-26

Te lleva de viaje al México de antes

La historia te cautiva y aumenta todos tus sentidos. Puedes escuchar la música, saborear la comida, apreciar los colores y sentir con Catalina todos sus amores y desamores. Una joya de libro.

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  • Mike
  • 2021-10-23

Divertida y entretenida

Me encanto la historia contada bajo la voz de Adriana. Es una historia pícara que te hará reír y sufrir al mismo tiempo.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-08-04

Good narrator.

Awesome narrator. The story didn't captivate me, I thought Catalina was going to run away with Carlos or do something interesting or risky or confront Andres, but it never happened.

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  • AM
  • 2020-01-14

Excelente historia. No muy buen desempeño al narrarla

La historia me encantó, pero la narración con acento de España intentando (sin ninguna suerte) imitar al acento mexicano casi la podría arruinar. Adriana Sananes no parece conocer muy bien algunas de las palabras o canciones utilizadas y la acentuación deja mucho que decir. Que lastima, porque el libro es muy bueno y me encartaría escucharlo narrado por un mexicano, ya que la historia se desarrolla en Puebla y la ciudad de México

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  • Samaira Salas
  • 2019-11-27

La protagonista

Amé a Catalina... también e cierta forma su general. Muy divertida, muy fresca. Lo único que no me encantó es el acento de la lectora, no muy poblano y si muy español de España, para la mitad del libro me acostumbré

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  • Doris
  • 2019-11-14

Una obra maestra

Una verdadera obra maestra de Mastretta. Lástima que la narradora no sea mexicana le quita