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A Day No Pigs Would Die is a wonderful story, full of wisdom and compassion. While it took me a little while to get used to the narrator's voice, the story soon got my attention and kept it. This story teaches about the natural world, a long-lost world of farming, the beauty of family and community family, the value of work and the benefits of having a system of belief--even if it is different that that of those around you. My 10-year-old son was just as caught up in the story as I was, and found humour in it as well as poignancy. The end had us both crying, but also happy that we had gotten to know the author's story.
This is a wonderful rendition of an equally wonderful book. The simple Shaker life of New England comes shining through. The narrator really has caught the spirit of Vermont and the time. Well done!
After two tries I had no choice, but to stop the cd player and return it immediately for something better. The narrators voice drove me crazy and I just could not get into the story at all.
My boys and I enjoyed this book. Had me laughing pretty hard. Ending is not quite what I was hoping for. Very well read and entertaining.
I could NOT get through this book. I gave up after the 1st CD. The narration is monotone and the writing is uninteresting. I thought the topic alone would carry the book if nothing else. I was wrong.
Robert Newton Peck is the author of more than sixty books, including "Horse Thief", "Cowboy ghost", and "A Day No Pigs Would Die". According to "Newsweek", Mr. Peck "manages to evoke a sense of vanished America -- when neighbors were neighborly, when food was home-cooked, and clothes and philosophy homespun." Raised on a farm, he is familiar with cattle, hogs, and horses. He lives with his wife, Sam, in Longwood, Florida, where he and a partner currently own eleven mustangs.