The subject matter and insight into the ways humans work and how little we know about it is what intrigues me most. The repetitiveness of the episodes narrated is what can get boring.
No. It is well self-contained.
A fine novel and I enjoyed listening. I've read it many times. Some of the peculiarities of the language don't come through in listening as well as they do in text, as with Adah - Ada. However, the narration was the least enjoyable part of this for me. It was clear and easy enough to listen to but lacked the sound of the south and distinction between characters that I would have expected and was also looking forward to. There is a sound to the South that needs to come across to fully appreciate what Kingsolver is creating in this novel. It was all rather too monotone - no syrup. It suited some characters, like Adah, but not all of them, not a little girl, Ruth, or the mother. I would have liked to be able to start listening at any point and know who was speaking in the novel just by the voice, as each chapter alternates between characters, but that was very rarely the case.
I would still recommend this because it is such a great story and fabulous writing, but I wouldn't recommend listening without having also read the book.
I listened on a long road trip and it was really enjoyable for me. Kept me awake and interested. I tend to like non-fiction audiobooks, though I love fiction writing, and I loved the way this was fiction written like non-fiction. It was perfect for me and a fun subject matter mixed with some accurate historical information. Definitely a book I would not have enjoyed reading but thoroughly enjoyed listening to.
A different narrator.
I was disappointed because I couldn't bear to listen to the story, which, itself, is a fun story. Julian Reinoso could not pronounce basic English words. I didn't listen to a sample before ordering this book, which is my own fault.
Yes. It was interesting and moving and well narrated. Made me laugh out loud espite its seriousness.
Musicophelia, Awakenings, similar subject matter and same author.
The man who mistook his wife for a hat
Deborah Harkness, probably not. The first of the trilogy was all right, but I had to force myself to get through this one.
Jennifer Ikeda had an amazing range in her performance and a wide range of accents. It was an enjoyable narration but I could have done with a few less accents.
No. Juvenile and dramatic without the heft to support the drama.
Henry, with the hearing impairment.
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