Really ended up liking this book. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did I was hooked.
A terrific and timely story made even more compelling by the terrific narration.
And enjoyable story, a little lengthy at times, and well written. Except for the numerous references to people, movies, and fads that didn’t happen in that time period. Who was your editor?
Funny and heartbreaking. I loved it and didn't want the book to end.
I think - WOW. Kingsolver does it again.
Loved it. Very long but that was ok because it held my interest.
Kingsolver is a great storyteller. I can't actually say I enjoyed Demon Copperhead. It is not an easy read but it is very good. It's a heartbreaking indictment of so many broken systems in our country. I love the way she makes the politics real. She shows how the power of big pharma and profit, our pathetic health-care system, the inequalities in everything from public education to child welfare to wealth distribution affects people in very real and heart wrenching ways.
A great read. Touches on some of what is wrong in our culture and how to help set things right. The characterization of Demon is amazingly clever and interesting and heartwarming. The themes of generational poverty and how disadvantaged people are treated are in need of exposure and this book shines a light on these sad realities.
At times a bit long winded, but worth sticking with it. Barbara Kingsolver weaves a wicked, yet hopeful tale. BRAVA!
Addresses issues including poverty, drug addiction, foster care. The ending gives you hope. Great sense of humor. The narrator was excellent.
A such an amazing novel and the audiobook was incredible. The reading gave more credibility to the story which I loved
This book really added a human element to the opioid crisis in rural America. The narrator was also excellent
Excellent book! Provides real incite into the opioid crisis, the flawed foster care system, and poverty in Appalachia. The natural beauty of Appalachia and generosity of neighbors in also revealed. Beautifully written through the eyes of the charming narrator who has a wonderful heart and wicked sense of humor. I must listen!
Great story, kept me interested the entire book. Narrator was awesome!
Barbara Kingsolver is a master of the English language. And her insight into life is heartfelt and thoughtful. This book was heartbreaking and redemptive. The Pulitzer Prize was well earned. Also, the narrator took me a minute to get used to, but he sucked me right in. One of the best books I’ve listened to in a long while on both accounts.
How the author was able to research and write this book from the narrator's perspective is a wonderful mystery to this reader. I confess that there were times when I wearied of the drug culture that often dominated the narrative, but it was a key to the story and how it played out. I loved the Melungeon history that was also foundational to the novel. Fascinating!
Barbra Kingsolver NEVER ceases to amaze! I have read many of her books, and always am so satified by my experience, I think about her writing for many days even after I have finished reading her book. This book was especially meaningful because I went to undergraduate college in Roanoke VA, just a whistle up the road from where this book was set. Kingsolver's ability to authenitcally create/research peolple and places and weave her stories around contemporary issues is so important, while seeming effortless. (oh shoulf I site Dickens?, Hee hee).
The narrator was brilliant! Loved the listen!!!
Wow… loved every minute. Great narration. Great story…very captivating, First person narration made it very real. Highly recommend!!! BKS does it again.
Maybe the best book I ever read. The story of course is extremely moving and parallel to Oliver twist as well as the corner cannot be overstated. It opens up the inner workings of a drug saturated subculture in heartbreaking ways. But the authors command of Southern country vocabulary and language is stunning. And the narrator is truly amazing. Highly recommend...
I forget sometimes, how difficult life begun in the hole can be, and how casually drug addiction can occur. This story left me emotionally wrung out, but with hope at the end.
Very long. Got lost at times as to who was who. The narrator was fantastic capturing the idioms and feel of the character
A boys childhood to a man. Discounting the language I believe everyone should listen to this book. We have a child who looses his mother at 11 and is shuffled from one foster to next. From the beginning he learns he is only there to give everything he has and if he doesn’t do it good enough he will be thrown out. He finally is placed with a dream family but still believes he has to prove himself as the star football player. When he is injured life turns on him. ** This book was difficult but needed for life lesson. As was the book Educated
Great narrator but I thought the book could have been shorter especially tiresome at times with the endless drug addiction scene.
Excellent book! Really enjoyed it.
A stunning treat
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