I'm an audiobook narrator and I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Happy to share my thoughts on books I've enjoyed.
Joe Morton gives a brilliant performance. One of the best narrations I have ever had the pleasure to experience and I have listened to a lot of audiobooks.
Perhaps some elements of The Warmth of Other Suns insofar as the descriptions of life in the south and Harlem in the early to mid 20th century.
From a technical point of view, I was completely taken with Joe's work. He put so much life into his characters that I am driven to compare the text to the narration to see if what he does with the work was written into the text or just the magic that he brought to this book.
The story is very engaging. I can't recommend this audiobook enough.
UMM, CAN I HAVE THE AUDIO VERSION, PLZ!!
If Whispersync was available I would be so excited to re-read and add notes! Too many layers for one reading.
Rollercoaster, it had my interest then it was at times to much details when we knew about his direction kinda overkill. interesting overall but story could have disappeared with all the details.
I really enjoyed Joe Morton performance! It really brings the book to life. This is one of those stories of i was reading the book I would take a while to get into. His performance brings you in right away. The words are beautiful and powerful, and he brings them to life.
It's amazing how relevant the themes and events in this still are. The speech he gives at the funeral towards the end could be used word for today and no one would know it was written over 50 years ago. I also like the "supposed Black leader" theme. It's a very thought provoking book.
I barely remember reading this book back in school. Listening to Joe Morton's performance I can't get certain portions of it out of my head.
This story, the coming of age of a young African American male in American society could be anyone of us. Because as we move through life we all come to terms with what it means to be visible. It all in the question. Did I make a difference? Thanks Ralph!
The narration was splendid and did justice to the text. The text remains a classic in Black literature and is now a rich aspect of American literature. I encourage all listeners, readers to digest the nuggets!
I started this book years ago and struggled with it as some of the book is challenging emotionally. Joe Morton's reading of it brought it to me in a way that my reading could not. Excellent!
Listen to or read some feminist literature after this but Invisible Man is one of the greatest novels ever penned. The performance is stunning. There is no better way to imbibe this work than to hear Joe Morton read it to you it in the dark.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook , especially for high school students who have problems concentrating when reading
it can be compared to "The Outsider"
no the book was not listened to in one sitting