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"Listening to stories gives you many lives, telling them dims loneliness." (Marcela Serrano)
Nine Chilean women from vastly different backgrounds have been brought together by their beloved therapist, Natasha, to talk about their lives and help each other heal. From a teenage computer whiz confronting her sexual identity, to a middle-aged recluse who prefers the company of her dog over that of most humans, the women don’t have much in common on the surface. And yet as they tell their stories, unlikely common threads are discovered, bonds are formed, and lives are transformed. The women represent the many cultural, racial, and social groups that modern Chile is composed of - from housekeeper to celebrity television personality - and together their stories form a pastiche that is at times achingly sad, and at other times funny and inspiring. This is an intricately woven, beautifully rendered tale of the universal bonds between women from one of Latin America’s most celebrated novelists.
©2011 Marcela Serrano (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. English translation © 2014 by Beth Fowler. Epigraph from “Here” by Wisława Szymborska translated from Polish by Clare Cavanagh, published in the collection Here, reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Qwerty1 on 06-07-2014

Wake me upo when it's over

What would have made Ten Women better?

An actual story. This was basically 10 women telling their life story in turn. Each one went for far too long (over an hour) and if the stories had been true to life, or even interesting, I might have bothered finishing it. I found this book boring from the outset, and stuck with it for about 4 hours, then decided I had better things to listen to.

What will your next listen be?

Something with a storyline

What three words best describe Marisol Ramirez’s performance?

Boring boring boring

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrators voices were pleasant enough.

Any additional comments?

Don't bother.

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5 out of 5 stars
By EShaw on 26-04-2018

Outstanding characterization

I loved everything about this book. Especially the deep profound characters. Women who by another author would have been reduced to pathetic victims, are given nobility in their personal stories.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Scott S. on 23-05-2018

Not my kind of book

It does illustrate once again that no matter where you live, people are similar in the life struggles they bear.

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