Monday, June 17, 2013
An audible treat
Title: Prodigal Summer: a novel
By: Barbara Kingsolver
If you enjoy Barbara Kingsolver’s writing, you are in for an audible treat. I read Prodigal Summer a few years ago, but it didn’t make a big impression on me until I happened to listen to the audiobook, read by the author herself. Barbara Kingsolver deftly contributes all the appropriate accents for her cast of Appalachian characters. Her reading brought the story to life for me in a way I couldn’t have managed on my own. I particularly enjoyed her rendering of the “pesticide wars” between Garnett Walker and Nanny Rawley. While it lacks the seriousness and depth of The Poisonwood Bible, this book nonetheless is entertaining and informative, especially in audio.