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I struggled through the first thirty minutes, and then, BAM! I couldn't get enough. Beautifully written and beautifully narrated.
I do not know how this book got the reviews it did. The narrator was absolutely horrible. The story wasn't much better. It was told by 4 women from personal point of view and not executed well. Basically its a self-righteous missionary man dragging his neglected wife and daughters who thinks very little of off to the Congo. Each women/girl tells what's going on with them and stuff from their personal point of view and it is boring and poorly executed. It's one of the few books I couldn't finish it was so bad.
I read Kingsolver's compelling novel about 15 years ago, and decided it was time for another "reading"--I was again enthralled by the story of the 5 women set down in the Congo at that certain time and place in history, and I don't think it could have been narrated any better. The voices of the sisters and the mother were distinctive in both the words and the narration. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and there was something about the narrator's voice quality and tone that lent it an objective yet underlying desperate and loving air.
took me a while to get into it but that is typical of well researched novels... There is always the tendency to give too much background and detail. I have recommended it as a summer reading for seniors in my high school.
Kingsolver's writing is some of the best I have ever read. However, the story itself is heartbreaking. It is in part the story of someone sharing Christ without knowing Christ.
loved the narrator and the story told in many voices - so enchanting poignant and timely as our world grows ever smaller and the crevices between cultures grow to ravines
Ranges from hilarious to serious and back again. Fiction, yet definitely insightful! I really enjoyed the narrators depiction of the characters.
Some reviewers complained about the narration, but I thought it was just fine. The narrator doesn't completely change character like some of the more amazing narrators I've listened to, but she does give different voices to the women, and I enjoyed her performance.
One of the best books I've "read" in a long time. Deserves its acclaim.
The narrator is excellent. I'm going to look up other books she's narrated
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I read it over a decade ago and revisiting it on audio was a pleasure. The characters are complex, I love learning a bit of history and subject matter gets you thinking. Love it.