this book kept me coming back time and time again, i could not wait to listen to more and more as the story developed. i truly enjoyed this listen,enjoyed the authors narrative and the wonderful characters. Barbara Kingsolver is as good a narrator as she is author.
the characters are wonderful. the story is wonderful. i don't enjoy all her books-my favorite was animal, vegetable, miracle, because i, too, live in the boonies and grow my food, and live by the seasons. but this one was special. hopefully she will write a sequel so we know what happened next!!
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What a sweet book. This is not a action packed thriller; rather, it's a view into the lives of folks from a small mountain/farming community. The author did such a great job of not over-telling the stories and the ending is perfect. Well worth snuggling up with a hot drink and listening as you stare out into this brutal winter of 2010/11!!
This is one of my all time favorite print books, but I was a little leery about the audio version because author narrators can be very disappointing. Barbara Kingsolver was a delightful surprise! Her reading is natural and involving, and she made the book really come to life with the different accents of the speakers. Now one of my all time favorites in audio too!
This is just pure joy. I read the book a few years ago and once again observe, and strive to better employ, Ms. K's expression of concerns towards the human race and the earth as well. She provides a necessary reminder/education of a necessary, well balanced caring.
The mix of characters and eclectic knowledge gained of the many offerings of nature are so worth the read. The narration is also very well done; tone and accent are believable and specific so you always know who is speaking. Don't pass this one up, especially you Barbara K fans!
The narration by Barbara Kingsolver herself is amazing. I also listened to her other book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle". She just has a way of reading that captures your attention and her writing is so sincere. I can't wait to buy another one of her books!
Slow and delicious, I loved the narrative and the characters. There are very few writers who read their own work well but Barbara Kingsolver is definitely an exception to that rule!
Though I love Kingsolvers writing and her narration is interesting (though sometimes annoying), I thought I was buying an entertaining read and it turned out to be a preach-fest. This book is nothing more than a long rant regarding Kingsolvers views on mans over consumption, our relationship with animals and mother earth and so on. I have no problem with people expressing their opinions but a novel sold as entertainment is not the forum for it. Shame on you Barbara Kingsolver.