Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass

Written by:
Isak Dinesen
Narrated by:
Susan Lyons

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2015
16 hours 36 minutes
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 Dinesen 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 Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for 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 seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.
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Suzanne M.

Very interesting

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Very interesting, giving perspective that I could have never known. I did feel that it was difficult to keep up with the characters and places since the names were so different from anything with whicjh I am familiar. Worthwhile and elucidating material!

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Jackie Vance

I kept visualizing Meryl and Robert! Very good listen.

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