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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Unabridged), by Annie Dillard
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In this classic of literary nonfiction, Annie Dillard takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers.

Throughout her wanderings, Annie Dillard's keen observations, poetic sensibilities, introspective reflections, and reverence for her surroundings show us the world outside as we have never seen it before. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Nina | 2/13/2014

    " Beautifully elegant and poetic nature writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Lisa Findley | 2/11/2014

    " I read this at a slow pace, sitting with Annie Dillard's words as she sat with the insects, plants, and muskrats of Tinker Creek. Informative anecdotes flow seamlessly into meditations on spirituality, in a way that's never dull and almost always illuminating. I haven't done this in ages, but I took out a pen to mark certain passages, because there were so many beautiful phrases I wanted to remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Holly LaFon | 2/4/2014

    " Five stars for Annie Dillard keeping me riveted through what is essentially eight hours of a woman staring at a pond. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Zachary Blount | 1/28/2014

    " Incredibly beautiful, poetic and thoughtful. It really gives one a greater appreciation for the marvels of the natural world. I think this might join the ranks of my favorite books! "

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About the Author
Author Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and numerous other works of nonfiction, including An American Childhood and For the Time Being. Her novels include The Living and, most recently, The Maytrees.

About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert is an Earphones and Parents’ Choice Award–winning producer, writer, narrator, and a multiple Audie Award nominee. School Library Journal has called the performances of this highly acclaimed actress “as close as you can get to a full-cast narration with a solo voice.” She has narrated more than two hundred multicast and solo-voice audiobooks and has appeared on stage and in film.