You no longer follow Maria Petrova

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Maria Petrova

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Maria Petrova

New York, NY | Member Since 2011

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Small Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us from one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.

    Robert B. Birney says: "Daring heart"
    "Adore."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I absolutely adore this thoughtful, compelling collection of essays on topics familiar to Kingsolver fans: the environment, farming, parenting, and being a responsible, thoughtful human being. There is such delight in the way she words things...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lacuna

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (793)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (282)

    Born in the United States, but reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and, one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed muralist Diego Rivera. When he goes to work for Rivera, his wife, exotic artist Kahlo, and exiled leader Lev Trotsky, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution.

    Tricia Stevens says: "Great story!"
    "Shimmeringly beautiful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    So immensely, immensely beautiful. Shimmeringly vivid and engrossing. I'm thankful beyond words for the experience of this book. Two times in listening I teared up from how insanely beautiful her words were -- HS's ode to Van, and HS teaching English to Alejandro. Kingsolver is an absolute master of words, and I sighed and smiled and laughed at so many of her phrasings. Just masterful. Kahlo's eyebrows "forming a handshake over her eyes." HS's father on a cold morning "exhaling steam like a kettle".

    It's absolutely dazzling how, as is customary to Kingsolver, she weaves in a lot of historical research into a very personal and beautiful account. I would never have taken theh time to read about Trotsky or the early years of the Cold War — but she works it in so vividly into an intimate account of a boy's life. The Mexico descriptions are breathtaking. Wordplay is beyond dazzling. Her performance is exquisite. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.