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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz

Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience - and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience - and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience - and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:37


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:45


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:44


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:53


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:45


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:07


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:37


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:52


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:41


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:26