I can understand that Ms. Morrison should read her book, as a historical document. Her enormous talent is writing, definitely not reading.
The book concerns a family of African Americans who grew up in slavery in the south and escaped to Cincinatti, Ohio where they lived, free in principle but still enslaved by their terrible past experiences.
As a book of that genre I suppose it was ok. It is hard to tell. The narrator, who is the author, has such an obnoxiously affected style of reading it was very hard to get past that and focus on the story. My advice is simple. If you want to read the book, read it, don't listen to this narration of it! I say this having listened to many books (probably close to 100 over the past 10 years) and I am absoultely addicted to listening to books. With few exceptions, the narrator has been transparent and the novel spoke for itself. This was a painfully notable exception.
Nothing disappointed me about Beloved..
It was Beautiful in every mysterious way. I think Beloved is her best work and the reading of it is magic...To listen to it in the evening with soft light is perfect.
Toni Morrison reads the story knowing it inside out.. from the deep.
Most readers are superficial story tellers ...
Tony Morrison is the breath of the story as she reads..
I might listen to more, but I have read other books by Toni Morrison I dont find them quite as magnificent
Yes, she is amazing.
AWE... just plain awe
I have always been in awe of this book .. at the story, her telling of it.
Her knowing from inside the story.Many book readers are annoying as they are reading and their characters are just different voices, never with the punch I would read the story and feel for myself.
Loved it and as I said.. I cant imagine anyone giving this reading less than 5 stars!I'm glad I got the chance to chime in.
perhaps the best book ever written. Toni Morrison's voice is stunning. This book and audio is a must!