City girl farms.
No, never. She is one of these precise, very accurate readers who is careful to enunciate every single vowel and consonant. No one talks like that! She also seems to have a snippy disdain for the very content she is relating. I really would have loved to have heard the author tell this story herself.
The narrator's voice was like nails on a chalkboard. I could not focus on the actual story because of certain words. I guess if you find the narration bad the whole thing is bad because from what I actually got to understand this was not a good story at all from the hour of it that I listened to. I wish I could get my credit back.
I love sustainability, food, ferns, and architecture.
I loved how descriptive this story was. It was also very real, it wasn't sensationalized or exaggerated. I could place myself in the seasons of the story, and I found myself longing for a farm of my own.
I was quite disappointed within the first 20 minutes of the reading to discover that this was more about a woman's fantasy of a "real man" and what he could do for her than it was about farming or a non-sexual transition from city to country life. Would not recommend at all.
I was so looking forward to a story about farming and personal transformation. It's, instead, a poorly edited, overly written book about a character who hasn't written why we should care about her. I love "moving to the farm" books and love personal transformation books. The author uses too many analogies, metaphors, adjectives and adverbs to describe the setting, leaving you disliking the narrator and author. I enjoyed the times she described the hard work, her experiences with the animals, and attempts to be a commercial enterprise. Her editor should have done a better job. At times, I didn't feel that the narrator's reading matched the mood of the book and all the descriptions sound worse when read aloud.
Kristen Kimball tells her life story from city girl to a farmer through honest and relatable anecdotes. I enjoyed her stories filled with captivating details and emotions as well as a few factoids about farming that I never would have known.
anyone. i decided to write a review just to write about this narration style. imho, TERRIBLE, unbearable. at the beginning I thought it was because she was reading too fast and mechanically, without enough breathing space to understand that "oh, this is probably a new paragraph, totally different topic, huh"... after a few chapters I noticed this is probably a reading style that is becoming popular.... but it makes me nervous! it's "jumpy", it sounds like she 's in a hurry. it sounds like someone told her "please make every word very clear"... and she's making an effort. the result? single words fast, but no sentences... therefore intonation is just wrong! it's even worse than the reader of "daring greatly". ok, who do i like as readers? compare to: davina porter, juliet stevenson and / or barbara caruso. phrasing a sentence, interpretation is so much more than "reading words out loud".
the story is ok, a bit simplistic. relaxing summer reading.