I am not a Spanish speaker but I somehow new enough to translate "Estoy sola! estoy sola! to "I am alone! I am alone!" Maybe it wasn't my own limited exposure to the Spanish language but the performance given by Jonathon Davis. At first his affected Dominicano accent is a little offsetting because the quality of his voice is so. . .well, non-Hispanic. But once emmerced into the words of Junot Diaz the reader quickly accepts Davis. And in fact, he does very good conveying the emotions of all the characters he reads.
This story so touched me in all its tenderness and passion. It is also a very enjoyable listen.
The author has brought together so many literary traditions, from Shakespeare to Hemingway. Edgar touches the reader and seems to become a new classic character. I recommend this book if you enjoy excellent prose, character, and plot.
I enjoyed reading this book emensely. I am interested in organic gardening yet didn't choose this book for that reason. Didn't even realize the subject would even dip into the realm of growing plants, vegetables and flowers.
I really, really enjoyed Ozeki's poetic phrasing, her quirky characters, and interesting plot. But what really, really makes this book is Anna Fields, the narrator. Perhaps this is a good book made great by her skillfull, entertaining performance as the reader.
I can recommend and will give Ozeki's other book a listen as well.
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