The Poisonwood Bible

  • von Barbara Kingsolver
  • Sprecher: Dean Robertson
  • 15 Std. 33 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil. This tale of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction, over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa, is set against history's most dramatic political parables.
The Poisonwood Bible dances between the darkly comic human failings and inspiring poetic justices of our times. In a compelling exploration of religion, conscience, imperialist arrogance, and the many paths to redemption, Barbara Kingsolver has brought forth her most ambitious work ever.



"Haunting..A novel of character, a narrative shaped by keen-eyed women." ( New York Times Book Review)
"The book's sheer enjoyability is given depth by Kingsolver's insight and compassion for Congo, including its people, and their language and sayings." ( Boston Globe)
"Beautifully written....Kingsolver's tale of domestic tragedy is more than just a well-told yarn.. Played out against the bloody backdrop of political struggles in Congo that continue to this day, it is also particularly timely." ( People)


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Eine ganz grosse Geschichte

Das Buch ist ein Meisterwerk. Es ist fantastisch geschrieben und man verschwindet auf der ersten Seite in die Geschichte. Afrika ist überall. Afrika und die Christen zwei Kulturen wie Oel und Essig.
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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 06.06.2008
  • Verlag: Brilliance Audio