A to Z of Spanish Culture: Audiobook Review.
- It's unusual to find books in English about living and understanding Spain by a Spanish Author. Most are by deluded expats.
- The format of an audio book lends itself to the subject matter, given Pilar is Spanish and her intimate knowledge of the country and the language proved to be not just a novel factor, but one of great help in drawing you into the ambience of each section.
- Finally, any book that has a chapter on the background and use of the verb Joder, was worth an extra look at.
And, as someone fascinated by Spanish history, the accounts of some of the most significant events in the 20th century - such as the transition to democracy and the attempted military coup in under Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero were told with such drama, that I felt I was reliving the whole episode.
If someone was to ask me if I would recommend this 3.15 hours length audiobook, not only would I say yes, but I would add it should be obligatory listening to anyone who rents, buys or visits Spain for longer than a weekend. You have been advised.
At the very end of the book, Pilar concludes that she hopes her book will have made you at least smile or think. Well I did both - and often. I'm sure you will too. The A to Z of Spanish Culture is available on Amazon Audible. Get it from this link here.