Narrator Barrie Kreinik's portrayal of a complicated woman struggling with personal tragedies is heartbreaking. Listeners follow Fanny Stone, an Irish ornithologist with a need to wander. The audiobook recounts Fanny's mission to follow migration patterns on the fishing boat she joins after convincing the captain she can contribute to the work of the crew. While on board, Fanny writes letters to her husband about her thoughts and experiences, revealing a layered backstory that brings a fuller meaning to Fanny's mission, including her search for her mother. Kreinik achieves something difficult here: Not only does she invite empathy for Franny, she also makes her entirely relatable as the larger meaning of her quest is revealed. Kreinik's performance accentuates the power of the story. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2020
CD ISBN 9781250751492 $39.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781250751508 $19.99
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