Retired lady in my 60s. Have the time to read now so I seem to be "devouring " books. Love my Kindle.
One of the better ones for holding my attention and helping me to experience a range of emotions
I think the way the 4 daughters and the mother each had their own story to tell adds their unique personalities.
At first I thought she read a bit too fast, but I loved her pronunciation and subtle changes in voice to identifywhich character was speaking. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed her reading.
Never really thoght about renaming it. The title is interesting and unique.
Loved the book.
I had read the book many times but my husband had not. I think it is a story that needs to be shared. We listened while on vacation as we logged over 1000 miles in the car.
The most depressing book! The author is very gifted in the writing department,no doubt, but such a woeful tale! I am a Christian and felt this was anti-CHristian all the way through. vERY DISSAPOINTED... UGH.
Yes, because you can listen to it anywhere anytime
All of them because they were so different
Yes, but don`t want to spoil the suspense!
I usually don`t read this kind of book but wanted to read it because it was on Oprahs book club. It was exciting and very interesting, i liked that I learned more about Africa. I like the way the author describes most everything in detail so you actually feel you are there in the middle of Africa.
I love a story that can take my breath away like this one did. The details, history and emotion this story encompasses are well presented within the book. I will definitely read another Kingsolver novel.
I find it interesting that so many reviewers spoke so negatively of the narrator. I loved the story and felt the narrator did a beautiful job.
I've recommended this to people who would enjoy a well crafted story which is better heard than read. The telling of this tale is extraordinary and Dean Robertson's interpretation and command of character accents brings the book to life.
The hotel owning, sassy daughter and Robertson's interpretation is very real.
I haven't listened to any others by this performer but will sek them out.
I highly recommend this author and the reader without hesitation.
No, I'm not one to reveiw the same material twice
It just happened. I didn't realise it was over, felt like there was stuff unanswered
I loved the language an character interpretation
Unabridged Book Reader
Maybe some day; the story of a family whose lives were each deeply changed by their experience trying to help a foreign community that in the end may have taught the missionary family more than they were able to teach.
How the experience in the Congo affected each member of the family.
I didn't love the reader; who I think makes for breaks a book. I had a hard time in the beginning but did adjust. I thought much of it was read too quickly and without deep passion.
How living in the Congo affected an American family.
A family from our church shares this unique experinece. The Grandparents started a mission in the Congo, which the son continued with his children who spent much of their your lives living in the Congo. I felt this book shed light on their experience. I enjoyed this book.
The first time I read this book, it kept coming back to haunt me. When I got an audible account, one of the first books I got was The Poisonwood Bible. Hearing this piece spoken made a fantastic book even more enjoyable. This is one I come back to again and again to listen and relive the trials of these women. Kingsolver breathes life into a part of history I didn't know to exist. Highly recommended.