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ORDINARY LIGHT
Biography & Memoir

ORDINARY LIGHT A Memoir

by | Read by Tracy K. Smith

Biography & Memoir • 11.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

This audiobook opens with a necessary heaviness. Smith relives the moment she lost her mother, and the weight of her grief is so real, so palpable, that it can be difficult to hear. But this memoir is more of a celebration of life as it unfolds, and Smith re-creates her childhood experiences and the people in them with grace and precision. While her writing has a poet's flowing and clear style, her performance can be somewhat halting and stilted. Thankfully, this self-conscious feeling diminishes somewhat as the narration progresses, but it can lead to a disappointingly distant effect. Her delivery of dialogue shines, however, and her contemplative moments are wonderfully explored. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2015]

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Formats

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2015

CD ISBN 9781490675947 $123.75 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN 9781490675954 $109.00

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