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Mark

Fresno, CA, USA

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  • Out of Africa

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Karen Blixen
    • Narrated By Julie Christie
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (198)

    After the failure of her coffee farm, Karen Blixen returned to Denmark, where she wrote this classic account of her experiences. Out of Africa is a celebration of her life there and her friendship with the various peoples of the area. Her sympathetic response to the landscape and animals are drawn with warmth and unusual clarity.

    Mark says: "Transported there"
    "Transported there"
    Overall

    I have listened to this reading of Out Of Africa 3 times.
    Julie Christi's reading of it is perfect for the era and style in which Blixen wrote it.
    In response to the other review I can only say shocking! I am taking the time to write this review in hopes to undo the damage the other reviewer might have caused in discouraging anyone that may have wanted to listen but chose not to. No it is not a novel with the intent to entertain and provide "climax" it is a account of a woman's life and her experiences written down as she remembered them and as they had meaning to her.
    Apparently she felt her life and the people she met were unique, special and worth sharing.
    I am so grateful she did and that I was given the opportunity to experience a little piece of Africa! Farah and Kamante are very interesting people and I wish I could have known them myself. The Era and attitudes of the people were real and part of world History to be remembered and learned from.
    Bottom Line I thoroughly ENJOYED this work and RECOMMEND it!
    In fairness I would have to admit one must have a appreciation for the privileged of learning about the lives of other peoples from other times and places.
    If you value that I believe you will enjoy Out Of Africa for what it is.
    If you are looking for a story perhaps a novel would suffice.

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful

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