Narrator Elisabeth Rodgers gives an extraordinary performance of this perceptive family saga. Set mainly in rural Virginia during the first half of the twentieth century, this exceptional audiobook is composed of linked vignettes that beautifully reveal one family's poignant history. The point of view shifts among the seven adult Shaw children-- Wendy, Sam, Jack, Maeve, Lane, Henry and Bette--and their kindhearted father, Jim. Rodgers provides unique and memorable portrayals of each family member, including several children. While the repercussions of two traumatic events are imprinted in this family's history, it is Rodgers's subtly dramatic pacing and exquisite depictions of everyday struggles, joys, and tribulations that make this audiobook sing. Rodgers's exceptional narration enhances Kauffman's penetrating writing to create a must-listen. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2022]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2022
CD ISBN 9781705028476 $58.75 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781665085533 $41.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781705028513 multiple sources
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