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    Out of Africa:

    In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives; of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom; of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her; of primitive festivals; of big game that were her near neighbors - lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes; and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

    Shadows on the Grass:

    Isak Dineson takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixon. With warmth and humanity, these four stories illuminate her love for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, "Echoes from the Hills", was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960, when the author was in her 70s. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

    ©2015 Random House Audio; 2011 Isak Dinesen

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    Great storytelling

    As the book came to a close, I was saddened. It was too early to part with Blixen and the Africa, which she held dear.

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    Spellbinding!

    Enthralling account of a lost world. A mixture of almost anthropological descriptions of the various tribes and personalities of Kenya at the beginning of the 20th century and a personal, in many respects tragic life. Amazing performance by the reader Susan Lyons , read at the right pass with a beautiful tone of voice. One imagines it could be Karen Blixen herself. One of the best books of the 20th century. I am sure I will come back to this reading again and again!

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    Fantastic book!

    The narrator's superb performance almost. makes me believe I'm hearing the book read by the author herself. One of the most elegantly descriptive, beautifully written books of our time.