Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
By Annie Dillard
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
Available at the library in unabridged cassette.
Review by Theresa, patron of our Georgetown Branch
I had always wanted to read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, but the Pulitzer Prize-winning book had
intimidated me. One day I searched for audiobooks read by Barbara Rosenblat, my favorite narrator. When I saw Tinker Creek listed, I decided to give it a try although it
was unlike the novels and mysteries I usually choose. The book is beautifully written by Dillard, making me see the countryside
around her. I felt drawn to the nature and science she so obviously loves.
The narrator, Barbara Rosenblat, is known for her excellent voice characterizations which she gives to a variety of characters.
In this book, however, the only voice is the author's. As I listened, I forgot that I was listening to Ms. Rosenblat--I heard Ms. Dillard instead.
Since listening to Pilgrim at Tinker Creek years ago, I have read it several times. When I read, I hear Ms. Rosenblat and Ms. Dillard
reading the book with me.
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