Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1996 by Kathleen Norris
I have to steer my fellow Audibilians toward "The Cloister Walk". Let me make this short and sweet, just like the book. Here's three reasons why I loved it -- and why you might too:
1. Kathleen Norris had some very practical things to say to me as a human being, with all of the positive/negative, physical/spiritual, temporal/eternal things that being human can mean.
2. I found her style of gently revealing an idea to be simply elegant. The thoughts were substantial without being overly dense or heavy - in other words, I gained understanding without gaining a headache.
3. For me, Debra Winger's voice is to sound what Monet is to sight - pleasing, skillful, wonderfully textured, and rendering each word perfectly.
Overall, a real joy to listen to. Try this one.
I am very sorry to say that I just couldn't get through this! The author appeals to me and so does the narrator - I really had great expectations. But, the reading was so dry and dull! She just sounded like she was on the verge of a yawn the entire time!
Really disappointed. I think I'll have to skip the audio and try to read it for myself.
Save your credits for something else!
I was surprised at the poor quality of the reading. I have read the book and liked it. But, for some reason, even though I love Debra Winger this reading was off. It was hurried and flat. It needs to be re-done.
Several years after listening to this book, I still get a feeling of relaxation when I think about the book. I'm going to listen to again soon.
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