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Enid

I have been an Audible listener since 2006. I love Audible... My question is, when will all books be published in Audio format?

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  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated By LeVar Burton
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (72)

    Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

    Melissa says: "Required reading but not too bad"
    "Sweet, Soulful and Fuunny"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Without a doubt!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963?

    The relationship between the older brother and his role in the family provides lot of laughs.


    What does LeVar Burton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent narration, the voice of an Actor who brings the story to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    A great listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Isabel Wilkerson
    • Narrated By Robin Miles, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (676)
    Story
    (677)

    In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to previously untapped data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

    Lila says: "Superior non-fiction"
    "The Best of a Story Never Told!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Warmth of Other Suns to be better than the print version?

    For me yes! the ability to bring the characters to life and give a resonant sound to the telling of the story made this story come to life for me.


    What other book might you compare The Warmth of Other Suns to and why?

    Any and all great epic stories that have historical implication.


    Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that I am aware of, but her work on the Great Migration is outstanding!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, if it could have only been possible I would have wiled away the time all at once.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the most compelling eras of the history of this country. The absence of these voices from the telling of the history of this country is a deplorable shame! Thank you Isabel for bringing these voices to life and the inclusion of this epic era in my understanding of my own family and the role the Great Migration played in the history of Black people in the United States.

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  • Black, White, Other: In Search of Nina Armstrong

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Joan Steinau Lester
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Joan Steinau Lester's newest book looks that the emotional and social experience of Nina, a teen girl living in LA who feels caught between two worlds - the "white" world of her mother and the "black" world of her father. This nowhere land of race becomes harder to navigate when the support system her parents offered is shattered by their divorce.

    Enid says: "A relevant story for our times"
    "A relevant story for our times"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! this is a warm and compelling story of life lived as a Bi-Racial teen in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 21st century. One would think the progressive liberal ideas of Northern California would produce a very different environment for a bi-racial teen; yet the struggle for identity is just as difficult as if the time was the 1950's and the setting was the old south.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Black, White, Other?

    The author tells two stories at once; the story of Neena and her journey with the manuscript her father has written about his enslaved ancestor, this intertwining of stories was a wonderful twist.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The telling of the story of what has been known in African-American history as "Box Boy Brown"


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Black White Other...when the past can heal the future!


    Any additional comments?

    Black White Other is a great read for anyone adult or youth who wants to better understand the difficulties of living as a mixed race person in the united states; told from the point of view of a young girl growing into adulthood. A little corny at times but the messages are well articulated.

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