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THE ORCHID THIEF

by | Read by Anna Fields

Contemporary Culture • 5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1998

Orlean left New York City for the swamps of Florida--on the trail of a story about plant poaching. She got it and much more. Listening to Anna Fields's low-pitched, earnest delivery, we learn about the poacher, John Laroche; his Seminole friends; the orchid-grower subculture; botany and booty; and Florida history. And the learning is fun, thanks to writing and narration that carry one along from an explanation of orchid-cloning to a Palm Beach cocktail party for orchid lovers to a final search for the elusive ghost orchid in the Fakahatchee Strand. The Latin botanical names pose no problem for Fields; she is equally successful at conveying the author's enthusiasm for her subject and for characters like Savilla Quick or Chief Billy. THIEF can only benefit from ADAPTATION, a recent movie about the making of a filmversion of the book. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 03]

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Formats

Retail pak • HighBridge Audio • 2002

CS ISBN 1565116895 $26.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 1565116909 $29.95 • Five CDs

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