Definitely. Nothing like hearing Maya Angelou's voice. She soothes me.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, because it is a continuation of her life story
Her voice, her feeling--other reviewers say her reading is a monotone, but I hear it as Maya Angelou in all her glory.
Of course, she is the author, so she brings her artistry and unique and personal perspective on American history--she was friends with Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King. Her life was intertwined with many important events of the 60s. Plus I find her portrayal of her relationships with her mother, brother and friends warm and fascinating.
No, because I listen to books at bedtime.
Listen to it.
This book is a thorough study of history that has had to be pieced together and inferred, because so few documents exist. I found it fascinating, relevant and revealing--history of our country, that many white people, like myself, are unaware of.
This is a non-fiction book. My favorite characters are all the black people who were so important to the development of America, but whose history is unwritten, hidden and invisible.
Rather mechanical, could have more color in her voice.
No, but I enjoyed listening it every night for a month.
Some people have commented that the book could have been edited better. But in retrospect, after hearing the whole story, I appreciate very much having all the background information possible. It makes it all fit together.
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