The Overstory

    • 3.7 • 208 Ratings
    • $16.99

    • $16.99

Publisher Description

The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late 20th-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits 100 years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another.

These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
ST
Suzanne Toren
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
22:58
hr min
RELEASED
2018
April 3
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books
SIZE
983.1
MB

Customer Reviews

KAMDRD ,

Life changing

I will never see a forest the same way again. A call to action, or rather to the inaction of defying the pressures of growth, fashion, striving for ever more comfort and consumption.

User3789 ,

Cringe-worthy narrating. Great book

The book is wonderful. The narrator is tone deaf. Cringe inducing accents ~ Chinese (terrible), Indian (really, even now?), children (need I say more?), a deaf person (no, really? really?). The narrator literally tries to imitate the sound of a deaf person. Incredibly offensive.
But. The writing is truly gorgeous. The narrator manages to turn the beautiful prose into sap with hammy emotion and truly bizarre accents. If someone would just have read the words and let them speak for themselves.

awakenowandthen ,

Great story…please replace narrator!

The narrator made unfortunate voice interpretations, the accents were insulting and hard to listen to.

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