FLIGHT BEHAVIOR

by Barbara Kingsolver | Read by Barbara Kingsolver

Fiction • 14.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

"The writing of fiction is a dance between truth and invention," says the author, and here she not only dances but floats, flutters and shudders with the millions of monarch butterflies that roost inexplicably on a Tennessee hillside. As narrator, Kingsolver nails her protagonist's Appalachian accent and her balancing act of domestic simplicity and intelligence. She also employs a striking Virgin Islands accent for the charismatic scientist who is dispatched to explore the oddity. Kingsolver's literary and scientific eloquence spotlights the strange ecological phenomena that forebode drastic climate change. (Monarchs are meant to migrate from Canada to Mexico, not descend on rural Tennessee.) Environmental, scientific, economic, religious, and political issues collide as the town's struggling residents strive to comprehend the ethereal sight—a modern miracle to many, a potential cash cow to others. A.W. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2012]

Advertisement

Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9780062124326 $44.99 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780062124319 $34.99

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CS ISBN 978-1-4703-2949-5 $123.75 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4703-2634-0 $123.75 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-2950-1 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-2635-7 $109.00

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×

Get Access to All AudioFile Reviews 
and Features

View any review or feature FREE on the AudioFile Website.

Sign up now and get your Web Pass to...

  • Read online reviews hot off the digital press
  • Listen to sound clips
  • Find Earphone Award winners
  • Access and search thousands of audiobook reviews

It's simple and FREE. Takes only a few seconds and no credit card needed.

Already a subscriber?

We've updated our subscriber log-in system. Please give us your email, and you will continue to have full access to the digital editions and the AudioFile Web site.

×