Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert, Read by Rebecca Lowman
Examining the Future of Our Environment
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Narrator Rebecca Lowman is an excellent choice for Elizabeth Kolbert’s report on the future of our environment, Under a White Sky. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Lowman’s clear, precise narration that brings a sense of immediacy while bringing energy and intelligence to her narration. The audiobook examines the sinking of New Orleans, carbon capture in Iceland, invasive carp on the Mississippi river, and more. Kolbert, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is both an engaged writer and thoughtful witness to the daunting challenges ahead. Science writing has never been more important, and Kolbert’s audiobook deserves a wide audience.
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