The title poem in this collection is a series of sonnets on one aspect of life during the pandemic. It's a good example of how Mary Jo Salter's work is grounded in the reality of our lives. Another poem, narrated by John Lee and Nicholas Guy Smith, puts Robinson Crusoe and Prospero, from Shakespeare's TEMPEST, on the same uncharted island, a marvelous act of imagination. The rest of the audiobook is wonderfully evoked by narrator Hillary Huber, although she has a tendency to run over the line breaks, sometimes obscuring Salter's subtle rhymes and interesting use of received forms. Still, Huber's delivery is generally well done and serves the poems well. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593551202 $10.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593551219 $28.50
Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.
Let us recommend your next great audiobook!
No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.
If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.
Thank you for contacting us!
Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!