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The Poisonwood Bible

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Barbara Kingsolver

Narrated By: Dean Robertson

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: May 2017

Duration: 15 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it-from garden seeds to Scripture-is calamitously transformed on African soil.



This tale of one family''s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against history''s most dramatic political parables.



The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work ever.

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  • Anonymous

    It was difficult to follow. I wasn’t sure I wanted to stick with it. The switching to different characters with no change in voice to speak of by the narrator caused me to repeat sections over and over. I thought I would never finish. Overall a good book as far as story goes though. Probably better to read the book than listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    An absolutely amazing story. Loved it. Well .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • donald carson

    Great book but difficult to follow.

  • Kathleen A.

    I read this book when it first came out and listening to it reminded me of how very wonderful it is. A timeless, beautifully written classic!

  • Anonymous

    It was a good history of Africa and its plight with independence. Each independence was both personal and with foreign powers I love the book I was reading it during the time they were celebrating Congo’s Independence from the wickedness of the Belgians not the country is so free today change powerful element in our daily life

  • Anonymous

    So far it’s a interesting story, at first I wasn’t to sure about it the beginning of it , but it’s really a good story

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