Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life

Audiobook CD - 2007
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"When Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. "Our highest shopping goal was to get our food from so close to home, we'd know the person who grew it. Often that turned out to be ourselves as we learned to produce what we needed, starting with dirt, seeds, and enough knowledge to muddle through. Or starting with baby animals, and enough sense to refrain from naming them."--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : HarperAudio ; ; Prince Frederick, MD : Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Landmark Audiobooks : Distributed by Recorded Books, p2007.
ISBN: 9780060853570
Call Number: Nonfiction Audiobook COOKING
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (ca. 19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Kingsolver, Barbara.
Hopp, Steven L., 1954-
Compact discs, Book.
Farm life -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes.
Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes.
Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes.
Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Anecdotes.


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Mar 02, 2020

I loved this book.

First...the recording. Authors are usually not voice actors so an audiobook read by the author is usually not as easy to listen to. But in this case, Kingsolver's sincerity comes through and more than makes up for her nasality and other quirks.

The format is terrific. In her Q&A at the end she explains how they intended the different voices to work, and it was quite successfully pulled off. The interweaving of heartwarming tale with scientific or economic facts gave the book more power.

As an author myself, I appreciate the discussion of craft at the end. Fascinating words by an expert in the craft.

Turkeys. I couldn't imagine a book making me like turkeys, much less cheer for and even shed a tear for them. Kingsolver is a powerful writer, though, who pulled this off masterfully.

Jun 04, 2019

I could not listen to this audio book because the female narrator's voice was so whiny, drippy sweet and annoying. Didn't make it half way through the first disc. The male narrator was just fine.

Jan 20, 2012

This is a fabulous book for anyone interested in healthy eating and food production.

Dec 29, 2007

Excellent book! A must read for anyone concerned about the food we eat and the world we live in. Hope everyone reads it and learns more about how the choices we make in foods impacts everything around us. Highly entertaining, humorous and educational at the same time. Great author.

Aug 31, 2007

I love Barbara Kingsolver's books! To get to listen to her read her own work is such a treat. Especially this book which is totally autobiographical. And the information definitely gives you "food for thought" Definitely well worth reading and/or listening to


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