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by | Read by Dean Robertson

Literary Fiction • 16 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1998

This dense and intricate family chronicle follows a Baptist missionary family into the Congo, circa 1959, where their faith in Jesus, democracy, and what we call civilization is severely challenged. The five female narrators range from a teenaged Malaprop pining for soda pop and the bunny hop to a child prodigy who comprehends words, phrases and whole books backwards and forwards. We hear African dialects, and smatterings of French and Afrikaans. What a challenge for a narrator! Dean Robertson does not do a lot of "acting" in this performance. She doesn't strain to distinguish voices or milk the emotions. So you begin to imagine you're listening to the author herself, presenting the text simply, in a matter-of-fact, slightly rural Southern voice. S.P. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 99]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 1998

CS ISBN $44.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-0093-3 $19.99 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $24.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $24.95


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio •

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-0094-0 $79.97 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN $39.25 • One MP3-CDs

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