The narrator's voice was like nails on a chalkboard. I could not focus on the actual story because of certain words. I guess if you find the narration bad the whole thing is bad because from what I actually got to understand this was not a good story at all from the hour of it that I listened to. I wish I could get my credit back.
I absolutely adore Barbara Kingsolver as a writer and a narrator. Don't listen to anyone that says she as a writer should not be the narrator. I think this makes her more apt to be THE narrator because she knows where the ennunciations should be and the tone of the actual book. I LOVE the song bird audio between chapters. I have read the book various times I just love listening to her read her book the way it was meant to be read. A definite must.
This was my first audio book on audible. I LOVED it. I am very picky about my narrators, and the fact that it was the author herself made it that much better. I have the print version of the book but I just could not get into it like other Kingsolver books. So I downloaded the audio version and I can't stop listening! After I finished I just started it again! This book is so inspiring I would look for any recommendations of books just like it. Kingsolver's words are just so poetic that it makes you wish you were there with her canning tomatoes, working in the garden, hunting in the morel patch. I am kind of disappointed that my first audiobook was such a success, because now it is going to be hard to top it.
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