Dutch narrator Mounya Dahma's narration lends an authentic sense of culture and place to Marjolijn van Heemstra's meditations on the universe. Van Heemstra becomes fascinated by NASA astronauts' shift in perspective after they view the Earth from space, and she seeks to develop her own routes to this overview effect. She gets involved in campaigns for dark skies, becomes obsessed by pictures from the Hubble telescope and videos of sunsets on Mars, and reads treatises on the possibility of life on Mars--all while making sure she picks her kids up from daycare on time. While there isn't much Dahma can do about the meandering themes of the book, her accent reflects van Heemstra's Dutch background, and her lyrical pacing matches the author's poetic tendencies. A.B. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593792544 $15.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593792551 $66.50
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