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Ann Macy

Concord, Ca United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, The Gladyses, & Babe

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alice Walker
    • Narrated By Alice Walker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    For the past several years, on a farm north of San Francisco, the celebrated writer Alice Walker has diligently cared for a flock of chickens. Over time, her blossoming relationship with “her girls” became a source of inspiration, strength, and spiritual discovery, and helped Walker connect more profoundly with her own past as a girl in rural Georgia. Walker has recorded this journey in The Chicken Chronicles, an extraordinary document of personal discovery, political commitment, and the joys of relating to animals.

    Ann Macy says: "Dedicated Chicken Enthusiast cannot bear to finish"
    "Dedicated Chicken Enthusiast cannot bear to finish"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Alice Walker and/or Alice Walker?

    This is my first exposure to the famous and well loved author and it is my last investment in her works. I was so excited to find this book. I have loved anything about chickens, until I began to listen to this book. I raise a small flock and find the caring for and enjoying the birds to be one of the finest experiences. Reading many books on their care, behavior, and health has been a huge pleasure.I could not even finish listening to this book. The author's view of herself is endlessly saccharine "mommy this and mommy that" and self congratulatory (in the face of frankly neglecting one of her birds literally to death). Her ignorance about chicken safety and common preventative measure for their protection from predators, can be easily learned through available blogs, books, films and chicken owners. Any reference to this is ignored by the author as she endlessly "goo goo talks" about herself, downplaying any accountability for the tragedies her birds experience. If you are perhaps a fan of the author, this narcissistic narrative may have context for you that makes it pleasant. I am sorry for her birds and the negligence they have experienced and hope that my lesson from this book is helpful. To me taking any creature into my care charges me with responsibility to protect their well being with great diligence. Our pets, children, friends, plants, livestock are not there to merely reflect back upon our egos.


    Has Chicken Chronicles turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgust


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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