When I donwloaded this book, the preview of the narration was not available, and I have learned, for good, that the narration makes the listening experience. I will have to read Ann Packer's latest in print form in order to fairly critique her book.
This is the best! The witty poetry of Billy Collins and the presence of Garrison Keillor are a winning combination. The "dueling" is in fun, and the poetry will make you stop what you are doing and take notice of the talents and passions of these wonderful men and their poetic choices.
This book is a joy. I had read the author's short stories (not my favorite genre, usually), and was impressed by the way her characters were written with such attention to detail. That insight continues into this book. I listened to it on a long car ride, and the miles flew past. It is deeper than being only a story of the immigrant experience in the U.S., it has resonance for all of us in our families.
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