I read the reviews regarding the narration but I disagree I ENJOYED Listening to Toni Morrison's rich melodic voice... she reads it as it's supposed to to 'sound' to the listener.. as for the story I was already very familiar w Beloved Years ago I tried to read it but couldn't get into the story then I saw the movie and wanted to go back to the book, still couldn't get into it BUT I really really enjoyed listening to it and w Toni as the narrator..'
I am in English teacher who seeks to bring knowledge of literature and of the one true God to all of my students. I also love listening to books on my commute to and from school.
I shouldn't be able to give a review for the overall or story because I couldn't get past her reading style. The pauses she made were too artistic and broken for me. It did not flow like I like to read books, and wasn't able to get past it for the good of the story. I'm hopeful to get a refund for the book.
This book demands to be read. I highly recommend listening to Toni Morrison's extraordinary narration as you read along. It is truly a magical experience. Her language is otherworldly and listening to the words while reading them is a hunting delight for the senses.
There are really good narrators these days. Authors are great writers but not always great narrators. I could not get past the first half of chapter one because of the narrator's habit of reading three words, inhaling at a random and inappropriate place, then reading three more words. I can guess at the tone she was aiming for, but for me it missed.
Never. Her books, sure - but not her narration.
I was really engaged in the story - the setting, the culture, the mood.
If Audible had another edition, I'd buy it. But I will have to go read the book.
Ms. Morrison writes excellent dialogue. Compare it it to other books and you will appreciate just how well she does it.
Again, the dialogue. But there is a lot to like about this book.
I like her performance. She does an excellent job narrating her characters.
Stamp Paid. He plays a secondary role but his is the best dialogue of all the characters.
if you read the book...listen to the audiobook next. It's worth it.
I'm mad at every friend I have who've read this book and didn't explain. To me how important it was to read it. It feels like receiving a revelation from God.
I'm glad I listened to Toni Morrison's reading. Her beautiful heart came through and added to the richness.
I feel more substantial than I did before I heard this story.
I read this book every four years or so. Every time I read something I swore I had not read before... Or perhaps I was not ready to comprehend the depth of what is being communicated. This book is my Favorite and to hear it on the authors voice is a thrill.
Be patient with this one. It requires close listening but Morrison's voice does carry the weight of the words.
The writing itself is beautiful. The story is nonlinear, and conveys the wide ranging and conflicting emotions involved in what has become familiar narrative. It is deeply human.