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  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alan Paton
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (232)

    This is the most distinguished novel that has come out of South Africa in the 20th century, and it is one of the most important novels of the modern era. Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit.

    Penny says: "Two Words"
    "seiwald"
    Overall

    Best audio book I've listened to. I loved the reading and I loved the story. Heartbreaking and heartwarming.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (26973)
    Performance
    (13602)
    Story
    (13649)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Wonderful listen!"
    Overall

    What a breath of fresh air! Wonderful voices and a bitter sweet tale of the 60's in the south, with very strong female characters both white and black. I would appreciate a G/PG/../R scale for books, I hate listening to violence, sex, and profanity, and while this book is definitely not G, it certainly is something I can listen to at night and still sleep well! I truly enjoyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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