Book Reviews of Ines of My Soul

Ines of My Soul
ISBN-13: 9780061161537
ISBN-10: 0061161535
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is another excellent Isabel Allende book. I enjoyed Ines' story and learning more about the early days of conquistadores in South America. My only quibble with the book has to do with the narration. Blair Brown is a fine actress and I have enjoyed her other audio books. Here she uses a faux Spanish accent and it doesn't work! She mispronounces the words "empanadas" and "governador" over and over again, along with other words. I cringed every time and it distracted me from the storytelling.

I think the listener would be better off hearing Ms. Brown use her "normal" accent or have the producers' employ someone with a legitimate Spanish accent.
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Allende undoubtedly is a superb writer, but I couldn't warm up to Ines.
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Not my favorite work of hers, but a readable, interesting work of historical fiction about the common law wife of the conquistador of Chile.
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Very engaging historical fiction. Wonderful narration in a first person account. Paints a vivid picture of Peru and Chile in the mid-16th century.
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Extremely long, painfully detailed. My favorite parts are those that describe the personal relationships of the charactors. For me there was far too much of the book that had nothing to do with that but instead describes war, travel, violence, starvation, death, cruelty. etc. in extreme detail.

Narration by Blair Brown is outstanding.
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Really liked this book. Ines is a very strong women and inspiring
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Based on the Spanish Conquest of Peru, this is a historical fiction by Isabel Allende. The story is told through the eyes of Ines who was originally a seamstress but adventures to the new world in search of her husband. It is interestig that Allende never seems to take sides, but takes a unvarnished view of this bloody time in America's history. It was a great read.
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A delightful account of the life of the daring Spanish men and women who built the naation of Chile. A must read.
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Great historical account. maybe not exact, but detailed and interesting
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I really enjoyed this book and Isabel Allende is one of my favorite authors. This is the story of a brave Spanish woman and her decision to journey to the New World during the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru and Chili. It is a wonderful and exciting story of the founding colonists in Chili and the leadership of Ines Suarez in this amazing adventure of conquest and settlement. I would recommend it to anyone. Genny
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I have enjoyed all her books. Very historically accurate.