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  • The Sheltering Sky

  • By: Paul Bowles
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Connelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 575

The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of 20th-century literature, a novel of existential despair that examines the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness of the desert. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly ( A Beautiful Mind, Requiem for a Dream) gives masterful voice to this American classic.

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  • By Mel on 03-15-13

Wonderful reading by Connelly

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Reviewed: 06-04-12

What did you love best about The Sheltering Sky?

Connelly's mastery of all the accents.

What did you like best about this story?

The period it took place in

What about Jennifer Connelly’s performance did you like?

Her voice was clear, accents superb and her delivery was spot on

If you could take any character from The Sheltering Sky out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Kit because I related to that one the best

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