• Out of Africa

  • By: Isak Dineson
  • Narrated by: Julie Harris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 16-12-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (14 ratings)

Summary

Danish countess Karen Blixon, known as Isak Dineson, ran a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years when Africa remained a romantic and formidable continent to most Europeans. Out of Africa is her account of her life there, with stories of her respectful relationships with the Masai, Kikuyu, and Somali natives who work on her land; the European friends who visit her; and the imposing permanence of the wild, high land itself. Stage and television actress Julie Harris delivers a reading that is emotionally charged and reflective, recreating Dinesen's lively appreciation for the land she loved so much.
Public Domain (P)1985 The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ms K Cannon on 09-01-18

Beautiful

Beautiful portrait of Africa, her landscape and people, a raw wilderness that you can't help but fall in love with. Shame it isn't much longer, but the author really captures and captivates her readers, and you go on this journey with her. Such a spotlight on colonial life and times. Beautifully read, although slightly over-read near the end. Slight feedback on the recording - I could hear voices in the background, but this didn't detract. So glad I read this book. Wonderfully, enchantingly wild and vivid.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Gerig on 24-09-15

earthy and sensual

It's a love story of Africa. Once I realized that it was this rather than an affair, I could relax and enjoy the story.
The narrator was quite good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elisabeth on 16-01-15

A beautiful story teller

I loved this audio book. The reader brought such character of Isaac dennison to be real. I could truly see thru her eyes the wonders of Africa.

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