Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 1993
CS ISBN $44.95 Seven cassettes
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a series of interconnected essays which challenge the listener to contemplate the natural world beyond its commonplace surfaces. Cassidy’s lively, youthful voice is perfect for Dillard’s beautiful alliterative phrasing, glorious imagery, and inspired themes. Cassidy’s interpretation shimmers with the meanings of this energetic, Thoreauvian ramble through Nature’s seasons and secrets. Coming across a cedar tree one day, Dillard sees “the tree with the lights in it,” a spiritual phenomenon emblematic of her uncanny way of knowing what is real and true about a universe designed by “a maniac.” Cassidy brilliantly conveys Dillard the seer interacting with the grotesque majesties of the scene. This production is a delight. P.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 94]
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