Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende audiobook

Maya's Notebook

By Isabel Allende
Read by Maria Cabezas

HarperAudio
14.59 Hours Unabridged
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Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende.   This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.   When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as "the vampires," she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.   Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, May 2013

Maya’s Notebook is a startling novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende.
 
This contemporary coming-of-age story centers upon Maya Vidal, a remarkable teenager abandoned by her parents. Maya grew up in a rambling old house in Berkeley with her grandmother Nini, whose formidable strength helped her build a new life after emigrating from Chile in 1973 with a young son, and her grandfather Popo, a gentle African-American astronomer.
 
When Popo dies, Maya goes off the rails. Along with a circle of girlfriends known as "the vampires," she turns to drugs, alcohol, and petty crime--a downward spiral that eventually leads to Las Vegas and a dangerous underworld, with Maya caught between warring forces: a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol.
 
Her one chance for survival is Nini, who helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile. In the care of her grandmother’s old friend, Manuel Arias, and surrounded by strange new acquaintances, Maya begins to record her story in her notebook, as she tries to make sense of her past and unravel the mysteries of her family and her own life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Allende is a master at plucking heartstrings, and Maya’s family drama is hard to resist.” Kirkus Reviews
“Isabel Allende enchants in Maya’s Notebook.” Vanity Fair
“An explosive novel…Every character is enthralling…This is a boldly plotted, sharply funny, and purposefully bone-shaking novel of sexual violence, political terror, “collective shame,” and dark family secrets, all transcended by courage and love.” Booklist (starred review)
“Allende paints a vivid picture…Yet another accomplished work by a master storyteller that will enthrall and captivate. This is a must-read.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Allende’s literary style along with the likable character who is Maya will not soon be forgotten.” SoundCommentary.com

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Author Bio: Isabel Allende

Author Bio: Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, born in Peru and raised in Chile, is the author of numerous novels, including Maya’s Notebook, Island Beneath the Sea, Inés of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and The House of the Spirits. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than sixty-five million copies worldwide.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English