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Flight Behavior Audiobook

Flight Behavior

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Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media. As the community lines up to judge the woman and her miracle, Dellarobia confronts her family, her church, her town, and a larger world, in a flight toward truth that could undo all she has ever believed.

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

©2012 Barbara Kingsolver (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    brian sandy, UT, United States 11-09-12
    brian sandy, UT, United States 11-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The return to Prodigal Summer."
    What made the experience of listening to Flight Behavior the most enjoyable?

    I love Barbara Kingsolver's writing and her narration is perfect.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is so much wisdom and compassion in this book. I found myself constantly stopping to listen to a line or a section again and again hoping to commit them to memory.


    What does Barbara Kingsolver bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I have all her work on audible so it is like listening to an old friend.


    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-22-17
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    "Beautiful slice of life"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The book is lovely - full of mystical prose.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flight Behavior?

    The characters are earthy and authentic. Kingsolver's writing is funny, beautiful and profound.


    What does Barbara Kingsolver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has just the right accent and cadence for this slice of life.


    Any additional comments?

    A great read by a great author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    friend 08-07-17
    friend 08-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A little slow"
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    Not a gripping story, but interesting observations on human interactions with one another and the environment. The book started off better than it eventually played out. Will especially be appreciated by green thinkers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    07-16-17
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    "Had to read it for book club"

    I really did not like this book. It was incredibly difficult to listen to, using too much imagery for a somewhat boring story. If I did not feel like I had a read it for book club I would've stopped partway through. I did not feel uplifted, enlightened or very educated by the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy R Golub 07-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow start and then totally engrossing"
    If you could sum up Flight Behavior in three words, what would they be?

    Magical honest and lovely.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Delarobia...her appreciation of learning and regard of all living things.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Kingsolver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Had read, first listen.


    Who was the most memorable character of Flight Behavior and why?

    Preston.


    Any additional comments?

    Wordsmith, beautiful expressive narrative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SandyC Nashua, NH, US 06-06-17
    SandyC Nashua, NH, US 06-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hard to warm up to"

    Sorry, but the story on climate change was hard to warm up to. It was not a favorite and I don't think I would recommend it. I found it too long. And I didn't like any of the characters-except maybe the young boy Preston. I didn't mind it being a bit preachy because we all need that to bring awareness but the internal story of Dellarobia I found lacking and I was not rooting for her at all. Just not my cup of tea. Maybe after some thought I will be able to see it in a different light but for now I'm not a fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    travis turner 04-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "not my favorite book"

    i struggled to finish this one. the story was a bit didactic at times. i found this annoying, but that is most likely a me problem.

    not as good as her other books. it was decent, and i appreciate the work she does. i will read the next book she writes as long as it's not a cookbook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. MERCEDES 04-19-17
    C. MERCEDES 04-19-17
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    "Amazing"

    Rarely have I witnessed an author who is as gifted a narrator as she is a writer. Truly a work of art, top to bottom, beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Asnat Bloch Damti 04-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Kingsolver is a master of nature and human poetry"

    Kingsolver in her own and unique voice (literally) tells a vivid story of a woman entangled in a life she didn't choose with a sudden swirl of uncommon natural beauty arriving at her door step calling her to fly out into the world. Beautifully written and narrated, I was in a trance throughout. thank you Barbara, again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheep Lady On a peaceful farm by Plantation Creek 03-29-17
    Sheep Lady On a peaceful farm by Plantation Creek 03-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A poignant story......"

    A young mother, finds herself by developing a relationship with the world around her, awareness brings power.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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