Turtle
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(4.2 based on 633 ratings)
  • 1
    The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver

    The Bean Trees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (477)

    Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away. But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on. By the time Taylor arrives in Tucson, Arizona, she has acquired a completely unexpected child, a three-year-old American Indian girl named Turtle, and must somehow come to terms with both motherhood and the necessity of putting down roots.

    Barbara, can we have a "re-do?"

    I wish Barbara Kingsolver would re-record this book in her own voice. Although C. J. Critt is great for Janet Evanovich books and many others, she ju..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2012 by Nancy (Buckhannon, WV, United States)
  • 2
    Pigs in Heaven: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver

    Pigs in Heaven: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption, their new life together begins to crumble. Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and to the heart.

    awesome

    a heartwarming story about a mother's love and get commitment to be a great mother

    Reviewed on October 18 2016 by betty ()