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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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  • Prodigal Summer

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,646

Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Lily on 10-12-08

Beautifully read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-10

The narration by Barbara Kingsolver herself is amazing. I also listened to her other book "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle". She just has a way of reading that captures your attention and her writing is so sincere. I can't wait to buy another one of her books!

  • Some Things That Meant the World to Me

  • By: Joshua Mohr
  • Narrated by: Ben Rameaka
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3

When Rhonda was a child - abandoned and ignored by his mother; abused and misguided by his mother's boyfriend - he imagined the rooms of his home drifting apart from one another like separating continents. Years later, after an embarassing episode as an adult, Rhonda's inner-child appears, leading him to a trapdoor in the bottom of a dumpster behind a taqueria that will force him to finally confront his troubled past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narration at times odd. Otherwise insanely good.

  • By Catherine on 05-28-09

Bad

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-10

Really painful book to listen to! We were a group of people in a long car ride together listening to this and it was bad. The voices by the narrator and the metaphors by the author. I will not finish this book. By the end of the ride, we just couldn't listen to it anymore. I usually like dark edgy books or bukowski type stories, but this is really badly written. Maybe other people will find something in this book. We couldn't though.

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