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Where does The Blue Cotton Gown rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Fairly high. I have read some very very good books, and this is a good addition to my library. It is at turns a tale of a medical practice, a marriage, a woman... and more.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Patsy because it is her story; Nilla for her fierce devotion to her children.
Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?
Nilla, Heather. Though their stories are different, Abby Craydon did an admirable job with tone and inflection with them.
If you could give The Blue Cotton Gown a new subtitle, what would it be?
Life and death befor elife and other tales
Any additional comments?
This is a good book related to a seldom explored aspect of medical practice. The points of view change from present and past tense, which is a bit confusing, and the book is unnecessarily sexually graphic in unexpected places, which is the reason I cannot give it five stars. The narration was incredible, and I will check out this narrator and author again (Patricia Harmon also write "The Midwife of Hope River).
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As a midwife in a small rural practice that she runs with her husband, Patricia Harman acts as social worker, doctor, therapist, and mother.
The women’s stories she encounters in the confessional-like exam room illuminate the lives of the non-glamorous, average women so rarely heard in TV and news stories.
Harman looks into the experience of womanhood, of motherhood in a more intimate and respectful, and compassionate way than someone in almost any other occupation could, and she brings the listener there with her.
Abby Craden brings the confidential voice of the book to life, like she’s whispering in your ear.
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