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  • Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated By Kristin Kalbli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.

    pam says: "The Narrator Does Not Do This Justice"
    "Painful audio, disservice to story"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Create Dangerously again? Why?

    Definitely, I would listen to it if someone else read it. I enjoy Danticat's work, but listening to this reader is like listening to the computer voice on my GPS read a story (sorry Ms. Kalbli).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself and Danticat's manner of telling it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kristin Kalbli’s performances?

    No. I'm sorry, it's like listening to my GPS read me a story. Too little variation in tone for such an important story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I like to listen in 1 hour segments.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel badly for the reader of the story, but after several listening attempts, the reader's voice was so monotone I actually had to turn my iPod off as I couldn't stand the reading voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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