The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's fate.
© and (P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works
Romulus Linney is very good. But this "book" is really just an audio recording of a badly done play version of the book.
Doesn't matter. It was so poorly rendered.
Absolutely not. It was terrible.
Get the original book by Ernest Gaines, or find a good production of the play and go see it. This production has no redeeming value. Bad acting, completely inauthentic accents. Don't even.
The story is a great one. The lead teacher character has a false 'voice of authority' affectation. It's horrible. The other actors are good.
Record a pure, exact reading by the author or an expert reader, rather than a disappointingly boring dramatization (if you can call it that). I have just listened to Toni Morrison reading The Bluest Eye.
I LOVE the book; it's the reading I have a problem with.
Keep supplying readings.
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