State of Wonder

  • by Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by Nancy Baldwin
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down Dr. Annick Swenson, who has disappeared in the Amazon while working on a valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her, Marina’s research partner Anders Eckman, died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding her former mentor as well as answers to several troubling questions about her friend’s death.

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"Reading State of Wonder is a sensory experience, and even after it's over you'll keep hearing the sound of insects,and your own head will still be hot." (More magazine)

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Had a hard time

I really wanted to enjoy that book but I had a hard time caring about the story and the narration was really not the most eloquent...
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- Nakota

Lovely reading, took me back to Manaus

Like a good novel captures everything : relationships, fear, politics (pharmaceutical industry, our relationship with developing countries), role models....
Marina is not the most likable character, but she achieves what no one else has done and manages to escape the jungle intact.
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- Lousewies L.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2012
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd