Extended Audio Sample

Download When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice (Unabridged), by Terry Tempest Williams
4.00139664804469 out of 54.00139664804469 out of 54.00139664804469 out of 54.00139664804469 out of 54.00139664804469 out of 5 4.00 (716 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Tempest Williams Narrator: Terry Tempest Williams Publisher: Wind Over The Earth Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates.

Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won't look at them until after I'm gone.

Fans of Williams's iconic and unconventional memoir, Refuge, well remember that mother. She was a member of a large Mormon clan in northern Utah who developed cancer as a result of the nuclear testing in nearby Nevada. It was a shock to Williams to discover that her mother had kept journals. But not as much of a shock as what she found when the time came to read them.

They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books.... I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty.... Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother's journals were blank.

What did Williams's mother mean by that? In 54 chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals. When Women Were Birds is a kaleidoscope that keeps turning around the question What does it mean to have a voice?

Download and start listening now!

BK_ACX0_001232

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea Mellon | 2/8/2014

    " Such a powerful, renewing, spiritually enlightening read!! Not as moving as Refuge, but lyrical and memorable nonetheless. A wonderful tribute to all women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Claire McAlpine | 2/6/2014

    " My review now up on Word by Word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee | 1/20/2014

    " I found this book fascinating and really enjoyed reading it. I gave it three stars because of the unevenness or the writing. The writing is very good but it veers back and forth between being lyrical, reflective, and straight expository. The topics veer from one subject to another, as well and from time period to time period. These shifts occur within chapters and from sentence to sentence in some cases. Sometimes the shifts were so rapid that they were disorienting. Nevertheless, I am glad that I read it. It is especially thought provoking about environmental issues, relationships and confronts stereotypes about Mormons. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Meghann | 1/19/2014

    " Sometimes things that are supposed to sound deep just don't make sense. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations