Enjoyed this book very much. Makes you step back & think about what we are doing to our environment & realizing once bad things start to happen, there is no 'going back' and having a re-do.
I've only heard two books so far and this one ranks second. My first listen was The Help.
Delarobia. I could identify with her struggle.
I suppose she brings nuances to the meaning of the main character's journey that I wouldn't have picked up otherwise but it's hard to say.
I think the title is more fitting than many books I've read.
Many other reviewers didn't like the author's reading voice. I happen to find her voice soothing and pleasant the way a favorite teacher might have sounded in elementary school while reading a story to the class. I think Ms Kingsolver was enjoying the experience of reading her book aloud.
The author's notes at the end were extremely interesting and relevant to the story. I listened because I couldn't stop what I was doing at the time but I'm so glad I heard that part.
I liked the reading by the author.
I enjoyed the contemporary subject matter and technology. Thank you to Barbara Kingsolver for the research she did to put together this story in a believable way. Besides the science, she talked about scientists in a respectful way. I also liked her story of the family.
Narrator was fine
boring, just a story to talk about enviromental issues and not a particularly good story
Have always liked most kingsolver books but not this one
Ranks at the top of all of the books I have listened to.
The fact that the author is the reader is particularly genuine.
When you listen to the book you hear the author's inflections and voice.
The main character's relationship and musing about her son's growing up were priceless.
The story is very flowing. Sometimes the descriptive phrases seem to be a bit much, but overall they add to the story. It was a nice listening experience.
I have not listened to her before, but she has a beautiful delivery.
The first day, I was working alone in my studio, and listened for about 6 hours. I would have continued if I didn't have to get back to my life!
This is such a very important message about environmental issues, and the down-to-earth effect they have, or will have on each of us. It really opened my eyes.
I loved that Barbara Kingsolver read the book herself. It allows the listener to hear her words exactly the way she intended. The ending was disappointing, but not because of the way it was written.
Say something about yourself!
I would rank this book in the top 10%. The author reads it, her accent and slow southern rhythms really add to the story. Excellent writing and character development.
It is similar to The Prodigal Summer, both take place in the south, involve a nature aspect, family life, church and southern culture, and strong female characters. I would rank Prodigal Summer a bit higher then this one for the story. I felt like there was too much 'science' at times that certain character plots got dropped along the way, but overall a very enjoyable read.
Her accent and pace.
Dovey. She reminds me of myself.
Avid Reader and Listener.... enjoy classics, poetry, memoir. Teach College English.
I listened to the audible edition of this book and love the way Kingsolver reads her own works. She is a master that holds the listener with "rapt attention." It is a real treat to hear her narrate.
After reading two previous novels by Kingsolver, as well as two volumes of her essays and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I feel that her writing portrays a depth of thinking and passion unlike many popular writers. Her ability to weave a story that contains an important message and realistic characters facing realistic circumstance is to be admired. As I’ve said before in other reviews, I do not always agree with Kingsolver’s position on certain political points but I admire the way she thinks. She brings intelligence and emotion into the perfect, most delicate balance and truly shows the sensibilities of a strong, loving woman, mother and wife.
Flight Behavior kept me engaged from start to finish. The story of Dellarobia Turnbow honestly portrays a certain type of person who in one way doesn’t seem to be real but in the other is the woman who just lives right down the road here in southern Appalachia. Dellarobia’s complicated life and even more complicated family turmoil carries the story forward and has the reader cheering for her along the way but we are never sure until the end how Dellarobia is changed by the “miracle” she witnesses.
I was sad to see the book end and sad, yet satisfied with the ending of the book. While I don’t agree 100 percent with all of Kingsolver’s ideologies, she communicates what she feels important in the most eloquent of ways through her well-written, emotional prose that carries the reader along the lines with a real purpose in her prose.