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©1995 Ernest J. Gaines, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P) and ©1995 Time Warner AudioBooks and Juneteenth Audio Books, Time Warner AudioBooks Is a Joint Venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing
This is too good to be true. I remember long ago listening to the old Sears radio hour and listening to the show while imagining what was happening. This book is very well done.
The narrator(s) brought the characters emotionally alive and unambiguous. The story is wonderfully written -- tightly woven but the author takes his time so you can get to know the characters. I look for more from this team.
There is a significant amount of the novel not included in this reading. I was very disappointed that so much is skipped and left out.
Skillfully written, deeply emotional, and well worth my time. Very eye opening and exquistely eye-opening. This story unlike anything I had read or heard, but now in retrospect, I am very appreciative of the opportunity to have come across this marvellously written piece of work.
Hope from hopelessness
The prisoner, described by the prosecution as a hog instead of a man, demonstrates his self image by eating food from the filthy floor of the jail.
A Lesson Before Dying brings us back to the days when the American South still flew the confederate flag. And perhaps reminds us that in jails across the country those days may still prevail.
Well written, true to the era, reflecting
The narration of each character. The gripping solemn last tale of Jefferson, heart-felt.
Grant Wiggins and Jefferson
Poignant story. You don't have to bend your knees, you just have to believe.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln
I did not finish this book, as I was unable to listen to this narration for one more minute. It is an account of the cottonfield era of America, not being American, this guilt-laiden book was a bit much. The narrator has a strong Southern accent.
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