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by | Read by Suzanne Toren

Fiction • 23 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

Richard Powers's ambitious new novel tests the limits of audiobook narration in its breadth and complexity, number of characters and storylines it embraces, and sweeping conception of the bond between humanity and nature. Suzanne Toren's performance is expressive and well paced, and she is especially effective when delivering Powers's more lyrical passages. However, as the four featured characters fight to preserve a virgin forest, Toren's character voices are uneven--sometimes a marvelous expression of situation and state of mind, other times a regrettable mimicry of gender or ethnicity. So powerful are Powers's interlocking stories that the listener is simply carried along. This is a novel that many will embrace. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2018]

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2018

CD ISBN 9781501977541 $123.75 • Twenty CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781501994036 $64.75 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781501977657 $109.00

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