Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2004
CS ISBN $39.95 Three cassettes
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Narrator Bernadette Dunne faces the challenge of providing coherence to a cornucopia of short essays. She produces something almost poetic from the simple prose about natural things in the author’s life. The topics skip from animals to memories to men in rapid change, sometimes from sentence to sentence. Time flits around like a butterfly, so Dunne’s relaxed approach and soft, motherly voice provide continuity. Honey bees receive the most scientific attention; we spend a good amount of time hearing about their social behavior and importance in producing crops. A few paragraphs in Latin sound stilted, but the pleasant remainder will delight many. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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