The Overstory Free Audiobook Download by Richard Powers

The Overstory by Richard Powers is an epic novel about the time before time. It's an account of life on Earth, as told through the eyes of a group of primates who seek to understand and preserve their home against forces intent on destroying it.

The novel is told in two parts. First, there is a narrator discussing a tree who is watching the life of everything that grows on Earth and has been doing so for a millenia. She talks about everything from how to plant trees to what happened during the human awakening caused by the discovery of fire. The novel then switches to an account of humans, who have only recently begun to appreciate that they have an impact on their surroundings.

"The Overstory" is a novel in which the world's tree population has mysteriously been extinguished. A scientist, Will, tries to uncover the reason behind this destruction and what it means for mankind.

The Overstory is the story of a mammoth arboreal ecosystem, told from the perspective of an old man who has spent his lifetime studying it. The book describes the many beautiful and exciting aspects of this ecosystem, but it also touches on the impacts humanity has had on nature and its ability to recover.

"The Overstory "is a masterpiece of art that keeps clicking and repeating in your mind. It's a short read, but it's not too short to leave you baffled. The book is unique in the sense that it only takes one sentence per page to put across an idea or give us perspective. It is both awe-inspiring and haunting at the same time.

The Overstory is a new book by Richard Powers that tells the story of life on Earth through a series of interconnected tales set in drastically different times and places. The audiobook features Suzanne Toren as narrator, who reads the novel in her own words.

Published Date 2018-04-03
Duration 22 hours 58 minutes
Author Richard Powers
Narrated Suzanne Toren
(164 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Parent Category Psychological

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