She is the adventurer of the family. Her brother, the gentle dreamer. Even as they bond over folktales and hold each other close, their world has never felt so dangerous. Revolutionaries and pelones are in conflict, soldiers have turned into scavengers, and an escaped tiger has slipped up the mountain, looking for easy prey. As the darkest of legends becomes real, a young girl will do anything to save her brother’s life.
Point of view:
Silvia Moreno-Garcia tells this moving story, from her grandmother’s perspective, of her family’s experiences during the Mexican Revolution.
While focused on a singular incident of a 13yo girl fighting off a tiger attack, Moreno-Garcia shares many hardships and travesties of war. How regular, hardworking people are impacted. I love the flow of her writing. Powerful short story.
I enjoyed Cynthia Farrell’s performance. It was the perfect juxtaposition of elderly woman telling the story of her teen self.
About the author:
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels Velvet Was the Night, Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and many other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters).
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About the narrator:
Cynthia Farrell has been a musical theater singer and recording artist all of her life. She has been performing off-Broadway since coming to New York to receive her BFA from NYU’s musical theater department. She has also created an award-winning career in audiobook narration, commercial voiceover and video game voiceover- she has developed a fan base for playing “Catalina” in the Grand Theft Auto game series. In her audiobook narration, she is known for her portrayal of strong female characters, and uses an always engaged, uniquely human delivery of language that is enhanced by her clear, strong, mellifluous singer’s tone and diction. Her voice work is in both English and Spanish, as she grew up speaking both languages- it has given her a unique niche as she doesn’t have an accent in either language. Cynthia has a large body of audiobook work ranging: Romance, Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Young Adult, Motivational & general non-fiction, and Crime drama. In addition to narrating over 150 for retail publishers and producers, she has recorded over 100 books for The Library of Congress, not listed here.
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My Favorite Quotes
The stench of blood and gunpowder perfumed the land. – The Tiger Came to the Mountain by @silviamg #Audiobook narrated by Cynthia Farrell @audible_com #AmazonOriginal #ShortStory #HistoricalTweet
And some men end up on coins and bills after a war, but that doesn’t make them saints. – The Tiger Came to the Mountain by @silviamg #Audiobook narrated by Cynthia Farrell @audible_com #AmazonOriginal #ShortStory #HistoricalTweet
Outside, the stars shine like fireflies on velvet, but inside a cave is the pitch-black darkness of the grave. – The Tiger Came to the Mountain by @silviamg #Audiobook narrated by Cynthia Farrell @audible_com #AmazonOriginal #ShortStory #HistoricalTweet
I could have sworn, for one brief instant, that tiger was no great cat but a mighty god of death crouching above me. – The Tiger Came to the Mountain by @silviamg #Audiobook narrated by Cynthia Farrell @audible_com #AmazonOriginal #ShortStory #HistoricalTweet