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The Heart of a Woman Audiobook

The Heart of a Woman

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Publisher's Summary

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Maya Angelou performs her memorable fourth volume of autobiography, which began so auspiciously with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

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©1997 Maya Angelou; (P)1997 Random House Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"What a woman! What a heart!" (AudioFile)
"Remarkable....A great lady moving right on through a great memoir." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Palmira Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-29-11
    Palmira Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-29-11
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    "Loved it."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart of a Woman to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because to hear Ms Angelou's own voice makes it so much more interesting. If that's even possible.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Euclid, Ohio, United States 01-16-12
    Patricia Euclid, Ohio, United States 01-16-12
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    "Wonderful"
    What did you love best about The Heart of a Woman?

    This is very good listening. The reader (Dr. Angelou) pulls you into the book as if you were their. I am looking forward in listening to other books by Dr. Angelou.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like best how I feel like I can visualize what is being said.


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

    Dr. Angelou brings the story alive


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

    yes. I could not turn it off


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela MEMPHIS, TN, United States 05-08-12
    Pamela MEMPHIS, TN, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Real Woman's point of view"

    She is exceptional. Direct, soft, hard, savy, resourceful, a real woman with a great point of view. Through all her pain and suffering she can still stand tall and tell her real story. Amazing woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kayla 08-27-16
    kayla 08-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    it was really awesome and inspirational not to give and work hard on what you believe in

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    Danielle M. 08-02-16
    Danielle M. 08-02-16
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    "Really, really good!"

    I enjoyed The Heart of a Woman. It kept my attention. Excellent. Great read for weekend of relaxation.

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    Jlb 06-05-16
    Jlb 06-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "intriguing"

    I loved this story. I listened as often as possible until I completed it. I would recommend it to all fans of Ms. Angelou and those who enjoy descriptive story telling.

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    E.A.Snelson ST Paul, MN, United States 05-07-16
    E.A.Snelson ST Paul, MN, United States 05-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Finally a memoir of a interesting life told in an interesting voice-her own."

    Her story is so interesting---where she went and what she accomplished as a poor young black single mother at a time when so much was denied her is so much more powerful than memoirs of those who had so much handed to them, who are famous for being famous.

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    Carol United States 12-17-15
    Carol United States 12-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "interesting autobiography"

    this 3rd part of Maya Angelou's autobiography is a forthright account of the years she raised her son from age 12 to his college entrance .

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    Nerdy Girl USA 09-23-15
    Nerdy Girl USA 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Engrossing"

    An intimate look at a larger-than-life woman. No slick packaging or pretense. Like Maya Angelou's other books about her life, she keeps it honest and real. Listening, I felt like I was sitting with a friend over coffee. With all of her adventures and experiences, she describes a life that anyone can relate to and identify with.

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    Catherine Gregory Elmore 09-01-15
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    "The recording skipped many times during Chapters"

    The recording skipped many times during Chapters 2 and 3. I was disappointed because it was a good story.

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    "Wonderful"

    As always, Maya Angelou tells a human story which, although is a powerful narrative on the African American experience of that time, transcends all race and culture and reminds us of the true beauty of humanity - Love, in its most beautiful and ugliest of forms. Hearing any volume of Dr Angelou's work narrated by her own unique voice is an inspiring experience.

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