As a young black woman living in 1930s Georgia, Celie faces constant violence and oppression. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her like a slave. But a deep bond with her husband's mistress teaches her she is a woman capable of being loved and respected. Gradually, Celie begins to leave the past behind and start a new life.
©1982 Alice Walker (P)2010 Recorded Books LLC
This is one of those audiobooks that was a joy to listen to. I can't imagine that Alice Walker's words on the page could match those same words straight from her heart.
Staggering emotion. Lovely.
Yes you get the voice of the auithor Alice Walker and a better idea about how the slang is pronouced and its effect and emphaisis.
Did she write any others?
"So much more than the movie"
The narrators voice - such a lovely tone and I think as she is also the writer this gives it an extra depth of feeling.
I found the movie quite difficult to watch in parts, but this was so much more enjoyable, although it had more emotional depth to it and the narrators voice was perfect.
all of it
This was first listen to Alice Walker but I will be buying anything of hers (and Maya Angelou whose voice is so melodic too)
Try this, you'll love it.
I felt this book gave me an insight as to how black people lived, were treated and what they thought about this in the United States. No judgement required, they were all strong, viable characters despite the way they were treated.
Another book along this these was Help which has been mad into a film but I haven't seen it yet. Loved both these books
If you enjoyed Gone with the Wind and The Help this is another great story for you. You meet Celie, a 'colored' girl who is initially given/sold to a man for a wife and mother to his children. Your heart breaks for her for the troubles she has to face, away from her family and never knowing love. Alice Walker mends your heart as the book continues but it will never be the same as it was before.
Before 'The Help' there was The Color Purple. A book that will stay with you for a long time. It is made far more meaningful as it is beautifully narrated by the author, so you know that the spoken nuances and inflections are exactly what Alice Walker wanted to convey. In her acknowledgements, she thanks the characters of the book for coming, and that is how the book develops, the characters, telling their interweaving stories of hopes, heartaches, love, rejection and destiny. Delightful.
"One of those books that stays with you."
I listen to lots of book. Many are pointless drivel that glide in and out of my brain, leaving no mark. This one made a very distinct impression. It's a classic, narrated perfectly.
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