Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.9 • 10 Ratings
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    • $16.99

Publisher Description

Out of Africa:
In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

Shadows on the Grass:
Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, 'Echoes from the Hills', was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
SL
Susan Lyons
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
16:35
hr min
RELEASED
2015
July 21
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
503
MB

Customer Reviews

athawwind ,

Tracks are way TOO SHORT

This is what I hate :It is impossible to correlate the 3-5 minute 158 tracks to the printed book. When I like a book I purchase the audio version. Isak Dinesen's book has 17 named chapters. There is no way to jump to a particular chapter. I will have to use trial and error and develop my own contents.

I love the book and would give it 5 stars, both for the author and the reader.

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