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Publisher's Summary

My Ántonia is considered one of the greatest novels by American writer Willa Cather. It is the final book of the "prairie trilogy" of novels by Cather that also includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark.
My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book's narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he travels to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Ántonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and we view Ántonia's life, including its struggles and triumphs, through his eyes.
Public Domain (P)1988 Jimcin Recordings
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2 out of 5 stars
By Schucity on 01-13-15

Worst Narrator Ever!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cindy Hardin Killavey and Jim Killavey ?

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I have listened to dozens of audio books and I have never heard a narrator this bad. It sounded like "text to talk" half the time. It was so grating I had to stop listening. I decided to just read the book and it was wonderful. I am so disappointed I wasted money on this recording. I will keep note of this narrator to make sure I never have to listen to him again!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Craig Amason on 03-28-18

Dull reader

Jim Killarney, who reads almost all of this book, is extremely dull in his presentation, slightly better than computer-generated audio. This is a shame because Cather is known for her sensuous and descriptive prose.

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