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The Way She Spoke

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  167 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Imagine living with a fear so visceral each day that simply walking down the street draws terror to one's core. That's the best case scenario for a woman on the streets of Juárez, Mexico. Kate del Castillo (La Reina del Sur) delivers a stunning one-woman performance that transports listeners from a New York stage to the treacherous streets of Juárez, Mexico, where ...more
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Published October 3rd 2019 by Audible
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Susan Kennedy
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was emotional, raw and riveting. An Audible original ready by Kate del Castillo about the missing women of Juarez, it drew me in and I didn't want to stop until it was finished. I listened to it while I was at work and that probably wasn't the best idea, but it was really well done and heart rending and truth be told, it was shocking! I know women are treated poorly in a lot of places around the world, but today you just really hope for a better world and Juarez surely isn't it. There ...more
Alan Teder
Reposting after the deletion of 12 Audible Originals Dec. 17-19, 2019.
Goodreads purged about 12 (that I could identify) Audible Original audiobooks at the end of the year 2019 as they apparently did not meet guidelines. Those audiobooks that have been converted from podcasts are apparently the main issue. Others that are short novellas, memoirs or audio productions of theatrical plays may be restored. This current edition of the audio production of the play The way she spoke is a new listing and
Jan 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
This one disappointed me. The story brings attention to a horrific subject by garnering readers’ sympathy through use of graphic shock value. Unfortunately, it didn’t offer much else. It provided little to no context for someone coming in completely ignorant. I was often confused. I had to rewind and re-rewind some parts. I tried hard to follow and understand more. In the end, the format was an artsy-fartsy mess, disjointed, and not engaging. The narrator was grating. Hopefully, this story has ...more
A devastating look into the violent femicide in Mexico. This production isn't just straight reporting of the subject matter, though. Presented as a one woman play where an actor is auditioning for the role of the fictional version of writer Isaac Gomez as he retells the story his investigation of the many missing and murdered women and girls in Juarez, Mexico.

As if the femicide itself isn't infuriating enough on its own, there is also the matter of police corruption, and possibly police
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible-own
The Audible copy of this play begins with the following: "Warning: portions of this performance include mature language and themes, including description of violence against women. Listener discretion is advised." I wholeheartedly agree. This book was powerful and extremely troubling. I would only amend that warning by saying "...graphic description of violence..." No act is described in the process of it's occurrence, but the state of numerous women's bodies, both possibly where and how they ...more
Brittney Martinez
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully done audio play about the femicides in Juarez, Mexico. It's a short listen so there's no reason for you not to stop what you're doing and listen right now. Kate del Castillo does a wonderful job narrating the play, and Isaac Gomez writes a captivating story. I highly recommend for those interested in the murders in Juarez as well as true crime in general.
Кратко о том, что запомнилось:
- проблема насилия и убийств женщин на американо-мексиканской границе
- безнаказанность
- путь от фабрики домой
- не будь последней пассажиркой в автобусе
- выступление одной актрисы
Margo Sinks
Jan 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
It was hard to rate this. The story was gripping, engagging, and tragic. The explicit descriptions of some of the victims were too extreme for me. This is not to make light of the issue. It is one the women of Juarez are still living with on an hourly basis. It was just too graphic for me.
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I didn’t really feel the feelings that were supposed to be portrayed by the words until the end of the book when a list of names and ages is read. The extent of the horrific crimes is almost too much to bear but it’s also not driven across well in this book
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is so sad. The situation is appalling and disturbing.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, biography
Missing women in Juarez. We need to hear more about this. Excellent.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a heavy tale--graphic, terrifying, and heart-breaking because it's based on interviews with real families.
Daisy Salazar
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow this was so sad I was crying but it is good to know and pray for these women for what they are going through
Amy Wehr
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Profoundly sad.
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Mary Ann
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
I did not enjoy this one as much as the others. The narrator crying as she read the names of women who were murdered, but no solutions to save their lives.
Ave Mets
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A really disturbing listening.
Michelle Bruhn
I knew this would be hard going in, but dang... So well done, and I don't regret listening at all, but man was it hard to hear.
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Haunting, sad, horrific. & heartbreaking. It’s happening all over the world.
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