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The Devil's Highway: A True Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Luis Alberto Urrea

Narrated By: Luis Alberto Urrea

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: June 2011

Duration: 8 hours 54 minutes


From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, 'the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.S. border policy' (The Atlantic).

In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the 'Devil's Highway.' Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. The result was a national bestseller, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a 'book of the year' in multiple newspapers, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic.


  • Rudy B.

    What a great book!! As a 5th generation Mexican-American I have been Americanized and have little to no understanding of my great-great grandparent's homeland. My views are similar those of many of my fellow Americans: "Why don't they go to a port of entry? Why don't they do it legally? Why should we have to deal with all the criminals? Why do we have to fix their problems?" Urrea has opened my eyes to a hidden world with real people who seek only to provide for their loved ones but are forced to dance with the devil to do it. My understanding of and sympathy for the "walkers" has grown tremendously. With that said, do not be fooled. This is not a politically left wing charged piece of work. Urrea masterfully presents all players (walkers, coyotes, immigration, etc.) in a non-partisan and unbiased way. He allows the reader to make up their own minds about who was right and who was wrong or who is good and who is bad. The considerable use of primary sources and the incredible story telling ability of Urrea present a historic event in the fashion of a fictional thriller that keeps you wanting to read more. Lastly, the audio reading by Urrea was excellent and made for easy listening. I truly enjoyed the experience of Devil's Highway.

Devil's Highway: A True Story

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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