The Lacuna

The Lacuna

Audiobook CD - 2009
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It's the 1930s, and while Harrison Shepherd works for Mexican painter Diego Rivera, he's also becoming the confidante of Diego's wife, Frida Kahlo. Later forced to flee to the U.S., Shepherd retells his remarkable story through a series of letters and diary entries.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2009
ISBN: 9781440758546
1440758549
Branch Call Number: COM Unabridged Fiction
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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kjlangton
Jul 17, 2018

While I very much enjoyed the book, Kingsolver is not the best reader of her own work. I found her voice to be quite flat and it took away from my enjoyment of the CDs. Ended up checking out the book and just read it myself.

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lewism2
Aug 11, 2013

I was unable to finish this book. Not what I usually experience from a Barbara Kingsolver book!

bnotash70 Jan 27, 2013

Interesting about Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo, the McCarthy hearings and the suspicion of all things connected to a whiff of Communism back in the '50's.

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bxrlover
Jun 27, 2012

Not being a fan of folklore, this book just wasn't for me. Beautifully narrated though.

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KSerá
Dec 14, 2011

Kinsolver's accents are irritating, especially when she makes a 14 year old boy sound so much younger. But when she gets to the last section it's nice to hear her voicing of Violet Brown, who shares the author's background.
I agree that the main character is boring.

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BDLange
Oct 06, 2010

It is not often I don't finish a book. This was one of them. I have enjoyed all previous work of Barbara Kingsolver's that I have read, but this one almost put me to sleep driving thru the Whitemud construction zone. I'm not sure if it was just the topic not being of interest or it was the reading of it that bored me.

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