This book is a classic; I read it in college and always wanted to read it again. Peter Francis James did an excellent job reading it. Not a lot of emotion in his reading, but this was very appropriate for the book. He did a great job of pronouncing the Nigeran distinctly, (I don't know enough to know if he did it all correctly;) and in such a way as it was very clear that a new person was speaking based on his voice. This is not an actor's performance, but again, it matches the tone of the book. (I think only certain types of books lend themselves to a theatrical reading.) I noticed he has recorded some of Chinua Achebe's others so I look forward to listening to those too. Recommend this one highly!
Ezinma, Okonkwo's daughter. I just found it hard not to love her, as Okonkwo did. She had so many positive qualities.
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Yes, but couldn't; listened to it over a few days.
I have actually already listened to it, (after reading it;) and I was so impressed with the reading that I bought it on Audible. Maggie-Meg read does an unbelievable job of reflecting each character with an appropriate but unique voice. She sounds like - a young woman, an old man, a middle-aged man and middle-aged woman, and does an impressive child's voice too. I love this book and I think her reading of it only enhances it tremendously. This in one of the first books I ever listened to on CD, and I've been greatly disappointed to find out that few are read this well.
Don't have one. The charcters in this book are all so well developed and presented that I found I came to appreciate the weakness and the greatness of each one as the book progressed.
No. I analized this book intensely when I read it, (for a book group,) and I love to reflect on it in sections.
I love this book and I have listened to the audio version, read by Ruby Dee, on CD. I bought this on Audible because I want to own it and listen to it again. Ruby Dee does and incredible job with the dialect, the emotions, the voices, the rhythm of the prose and the passion of this book.
Well, Janie would be my favorite character for sure; and I think Ruby Dee does a tremendous job protraying her.
Would love to but probably will never be able to.
Saw the movie, (in which Rubie Dee had a part). It was good, well-perfomed, but like a lot of books made into movies, it lost a lot in the editing that brought it to the screen in a movie of reasonable length. What's good though is that parts of the book are read verbatim for narration of the movie, and this at least that gives the movie a touch of the genius of Zora Neale Hurston's poetic prose.
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