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.
Of course, Beloved is Brilliant! Just wish that the author wasn't the one reading this. Really hard to listen to. Very distracting.
Some one who has patience to keep up with the narration
Slow going lost interest
The book beloved is awesome but not Toni Morrison narrating it
I'm glad I didn't listen to the bad reviews because I would have missed out on a great audiobook. This was great. I'm studying this book in a college class and listening to it helped me understand it so much better.
Ms. Morrison changes her voice for each character, uses lots of expression, and reads this book the way I hear it in my head. It was just great.
Only things I did not like, it downloads in two different files, which is fine, but the chapters aren't marked correctly. In the middle of a chapter there will be a long pause because the audio file is changing to a different "chapter". Don't think that the labels when playing the book are the actual chapters because they are not.
Otherwise, this was a great audiobook for my first time trying.