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The Country of the Pointed Firs

Written by: Sarah Orne Jewett
Narrated by: Flo Gibson
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins

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With humor and compassion we enter the world of a small seacoast village located in northern Maine, where courage and caring are beautifully exemplified.

Public Domain (P)2012 Audio Book Contractors, LLC

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  • Eugene
  • 21-08-19

A wonderful, under-read book

This book follows a woman over the course of a summer as she visits a small town on the coast of Maine. She gets to know the townspeople, occasionally becoming involved in their affairs. She observes the natural beauty around her, And she reflects on the local way of life, and just on life. Over the course of the summer, you feel her falling in love with the place and it's inhabitants, and you can't help but fall in love too.

Listening to this was refreshing for my soul. It left me longing, like the narrator, for the simple joys of small town life. Flo Gibson did a great job narrating, as usual. This is particularly impressive because she had to convincingly portray the odd accent and speech patterns of 19th century Maine (which, by the way, are one of the many joys of the book).

Highly recommended to anyone looking for a quiet, meditative, pleasant experience.

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