This is one of my favorites. As a book, it is embedded with wonderful and varied texts that add up to "A Romance" -- narratives from the 19th century and 1980s, as well as fictional but authentic-sounding epic poems, mythology and folk stories, biographies, and letters. It includes very interesting characters, especially among the academics of the 1980s, and considers "possession" as a word and concept in fascinating ways. As an audiobook, Virginia Leishman brings everyone to life in her nuanced narration. I've listened to it many times and always find it a pleasure.
I love most of SEP's books, but this is one of my favorites. Narrator Anna Fields is superb in bringing to life the teenage Lucy, the Waynes from Ft. Wayne, and the two main characters. Although I own this on cassette tape, I've wanted a copy for my iPod b/c I enjoy it so much.
I'm not usually a fan of time travel novels but found Outlander extremely compelling. Diana Gabaldon has created two complicated and very human main characters surrounded by a wide variety of well developed supporting figures. Davina Porter narrates beautifully; she is one of my favorites.
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