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Kristin

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  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Annie Dillard
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    In this classic of literary nonfiction, Annie Dillard takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers.

    Rand says: "pilgrim at tinker creek"
    "Setting the scene - forever"
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    I'm all for setting a beautiful scene, and a wonderful command of language to bring you into that scene, but at some point one must get on with things. Unfortunately this never seems to get on with anything, and after a couple hours of descriptions I had to put the thing down. I see that others think it's wonderful, but unfortunately it didn't work for me.

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