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The Death of Karen Silkwood

Oxford Bookworms Library, Stage 2
Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 53 mins
Categories: Languages, English
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This is the story of Karen Silkwood. It begins with her death. Why does her story begin where it should end? Certain people wanted her death to be an ending. Why? What were they afraid of? Karen Silkwood had something to tell us, and she believed that it was important. Why didn’t she live to tell us? Will we ever know what really happened? The questions go on and on, but there are no answers.This is a true story. It happened in Oklahoma, where Karen Silkwood lived and worked... and died.

An Oxford Bookworms Library reader for learners of English.

©1991 Oxford University Press (P)2008 Oxford University Press

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"The most consistent of all series in terms of language control, length, and quality of storytelling." (David R. Hill, ELT Journal Review)

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Nothing New, Narration Awful!

Well, I am quite familiar with the Karen Silkwood story, what with the movie and stuff I've gleaned from the internet and books.
This added nothing new to my knowledge and the narration really did get on my nerves, I don't know whether or not that this was aimed at 10 year olds or younger, but she spoke very slowly and carefully and annoyingly so! The 'book' lasted 53 minutes, and I'm sure I could have read it in 20!

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  • 16-05-19

Meh

Writing was weak. Narrator was hammy and overacted like a bad soap opera. I’ve heard a more substantial story on podcasts.