Library Ed. AudioGo 2002
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-2633-3 $39.95 Eight CDs
Those familiar with Barbara Kingsolver’s work are aware of her distinctive literary voice. In the audiobook version of her most recent collection of essays, listeners are also treated to her actual voice, and the result is pleasing. With beautiful language and heartbreaking turns of phrase, Kingsolver reflects on the world community and one’s individual role in it. The author’s actual voice is as thoughtful and quietly strong as her written voice, lending a certain calm to her thought-provoking commentary. Hearing a brilliant author read her own work is rewarding in this case. No matter what one thinks about Kingsolver’s worldviews--she loves her country and sees its flaws as well--this audiobook is timely and interesting. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]
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