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    • Unsheltered

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Brilliantly executed and compulsively listenable, Unsheltered is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. In this mesmerizing story told in alternating chapters, Willa and Thatcher come to realize that though the future is uncertain, even unnerving, shelter can be found in the bonds of kindred - whether family or friends - and in the strength of the human spirit. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Soft mellow and Relaxing!

    • By LoveThyNeighbor on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Poisonwood Bible

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,832
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,237

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'd give it ten stars if I could

    • By Johnna on 06-10-11

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Animal Dreams

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman's struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, "If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She reads my heart

    • By Sue Spahr Hodges on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Prodigal Summer

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

    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

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Flight Behavior

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A poignant literary work of art.

    • By criswithcurls on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Bean Trees

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a dear favorite

    • By withherownwings on 02-22-14

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

    • A Year of Food Life
    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Sydney on 11-12-07

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Lacuna

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 685
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 689

    Born in the United States, but reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and, one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed muralist Diego Rivera. When he goes to work for Rivera, his wife, exotic artist Kahlo, and exiled leader Lev Trotsky, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get past it

    • By Christine on 12-02-09

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Pigs in Heaven

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Metaphors of Life

    • By CAD on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Unsheltered

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    2016 Vineland. Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against the vicissitudes of her shattered life and family - and the crumbling house that contains her. 1871 Vineland. Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Homeland and Other Stories

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Barbara Kingsolver has written these five short stories with the same wit and sensitivity that characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees. Spreading her characters over a variety of colorful landscapes, she tells stories of hope, momentary joy, and powerful endurance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book by Kingsolver!

    • By Rosemarie on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $12.54

    • Small Wonder

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us from one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daring heart

    • By Robert B. Birney on 09-01-10

    Regular price: $25.09

    • High Tide in Tucson

    • Essays from Now or Never
    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Exploring the themes of family, community, and the natural world with the vision of a poet and the eyes of a scientist, Barbara Kingsolver writes about ideas as diverse as modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of humans in the animal kingdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love love love her books. I can't wait for a new

    • By Deborah Cox on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $12.54

    • Pigs in Heaven

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    In Heaven, Oklahoma, pigs are both edible and inspirational! The story begins when a 6-year-old named Turtle is the sole witness to a freak accident. As a result she and her adoptive mother, Taylor, have a moment of celebrity that changes their lives forever. After seeing them on television, Annawake Fourkiller, a young attorney for Oklahoma's Cherokee Nation, claims that Turtle was improperly taken from the tribe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't realize it was the abridged version

    • By David Andrews on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $12.54

    • The Lacuna

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Born in the US and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing mother, Salome. When a violent incident sends him to North Carolina, he remakes himself in America's hopeful image. But political winds continue to throw him between north and south, in a plot that turns many times on the unspeakable breach - the lacuna - between truth and public presumption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth it

    • By Tanya Tear on 09-08-10

    Regular price: $26.64