Although Emily Dickinson's poems make for wonderful reading, the story of her life is less than enthralling listening. Narrators Tavia Gilbert and Alana Kerr do an admirable job and are well cast, but O'Connor's story itself is slow. Because of Dickinson's homebound ways, the story remains necessarily very domestic, and without much character development, there simply isn't much for the listener to grab onto. Both Gilbert and Kerr animate their characters as best they can, but they're left without much to work with. Despite the good casting and narration, this is best skipped in favor of a volume of Dickinson's poetry. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2015]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-5046-0921-0 $34.95 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5046-0918-0 $19.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781504609197 $76.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504609203 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781504609159 multiple sources
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