This is a clever and very intertaining bit of slightly historical fiction. Edoardo Ballerini's brilliant voice interpretation of the full range of characters is as entertaining as the book.
As usual, Edoardo Ballerini interprets the characters so well, he elevates a fairly good book to a level of excellence.
I should have heeded the negative comments about the narration. The reader does a fine job when using her natural voice and her Spanish accent adds to the atmosphere. But her attempts to speak in a range of other voices, including children and multiple men and women, were so forced they were laughable. Reminded me of myself trying to create funny voices when reading to a child. The story may be good, but I couldn't listen to it.
This is the Barbara Kingsolver I love to read - or listen to! I normally avoid books read by the author, but Kingsolver's oral interpretation of her characters makes this book even more endearing. Although her multiple-voice skills are limited, her main character truly speaks the author's voice. I enjoyed her weaving important lessons about global warming into an entrancing story.
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