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    "A funny and moving story of immigrants, beautifully written, at a time when it's needed the most." -Jon Ronson

    Funny, sad and brilliantly human, this timely original series follows five friends – lovable but sometimes infuriating - as they make a life for themselves in New York City. The tie that binds them? They are all immigrants, struggling to find their place in an increasingly hostile America. 

    Sadie, fresh from her small hometown in Ireland tries out for the elusive O1 visa – meaning she has three months to prove she is an ‘alien of extraordinary ability.’ She joins a collective called ‘Nature Fans’, whose members are also on a clock, all trying to figure out how to stay in the country. Together they alternately fight and work the system, growing close in the process. 

    Brother and sister Rodrigo and Erika are from a mixed status family and have wonderful and busy lives in NYC. Rodrigo, desperate not to go back to Mexico but sick of living in the shadows, gets politically active. Tam is smart, handsome and Haitian, when he finds out he’s about to lose his legal status, he uses his charm to find a marriage to save him. Mazen, the loveliest Lyft driver you’re likely to meet, awaits his asylum interview and tries to forget about his life back in Syria, only to discover that he needs to stay connected or his heart will break. 

    The stakes couldn’t be higher – an adventure story, a love story, a story of borders and the people who cross them - can they stay in this country they call home?

    ©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Sam Green
    • 11/10/2019

    An honest look at immigration, emotional, funny

    An honest, in depth look at immigration to the U.S. As it is today with some harsh truths thrown in for good measure. The work is well written with a compelling cast of fictional characters that are unique and flawed in very human ways. While the work is excellent it IS to some extent very liberal. I would enjoy more audible works along these lines dealing with the other side to the debate as well. Still an excellent production that will make you pause and reconsider.

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    • Michel
    • 15/12/2019

    Fabulous listen

    Not only was this acted/read with incredible authenticity, the content brought to life the immigrant in America experience without a too-heavy hand. It was one of those books, although really a play, that made me want to get back in the car for my commute.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 18/10/2019

    Aliens with exceptional skills

    Great audio book. Outstanding character accents & environment sound effects compliment a great story on a contemporary story.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 06/02/2020

    Title Story Mismatch

    As someone who works in this field, I found the performance completely divorced from the title. It's a story about illegal aliens trying to become legal, but none of them are truly trying for O visas, let alone H1B's. The characters are designed to tug at the heart, but tell nothing of the people involved. It's like the surface of a pond where you can't even see an inch downward. There is so much to tell about going through the visa process. I had hoped the performance would be about that. Instead it was a poor mishmash.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 25/08/2019

    Well done!

    The only reason I gave it four stars was the musical interludes were too long.

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    • Tolu14
    • 27/06/2020

    Relevant today

    The story line about immigrants is very relevant in the ongoing discussion of DACA and racial disparity in this country and is well presented by actors. The lengthy musical interludes are however irrelevant and distracted from the presentation of the story and subject matter.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 04/04/2020

    Cast Fantastic, Production Difficult to Follow

    This was an audio drama about immigrant lives in New York. The cast was excellent, but the production needed to be improved. A narrator would’ve made a big difference. I couldn’t tell who was who for the first half and it was difficult to find out what was going on. The annoying music went on far too long. A disjointed mess of a production. The cast was the saving grace.

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    • Ana
    • 17/02/2020

    Good topic, good story but unnecessary elevator music.

    The story is interesting but I found the elevator music between chapters annoying because it plays for too long. It played for 2-3 minutes. It feels like they’re just trying to fill up time and it detracts from the story. Otherwise, the performance was great. One character can be particularly clueless and that is on the verge of being annoying.

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    • Ronni
    • 16/01/2020

    Not what I expected but that’s good...

    I wasn’t expecting the live action narration of the book and initially wasn’t sure I’d like it. However, I did. It made the story more authentic. The story was believable and a reflection of the inhuman way people of color and immigrants of color are treated in the U.S.

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    • sergio cavazos jr
    • 24/01/2020

    It doesn’t even have an ending.

    Like most fictitious stories it has surreal situations with no solutions. Did Rodrigo ever try to get a visa, green card? Mazan? Was his name? He got a card. But Sadie is bad anyways. Cause yeah she’s an immigrant but she’s white. I’m brown. Raised in Central America. I picked the fields in Utah. Please. This story is the continuance of playing victim. Moral of the story is DONT DRINK ON THE SIDEWALK 🤣🤣

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