Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.
©1987 Toni Morrison; (P)1998 Random House, Inc.
"Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature." (New York Review of Books)
"A masterwork....Wonderful....I can't imagine American literature without it." (Los Angeles Times)
This book demands to be read. I highly recommend listening to Toni Morrison's extraordinary narration as you read along. It is truly a magical experience. Her language is otherworldly and listening to the words while reading them is a hunting delight for the senses.
There are really good narrators these days. Authors are great writers but not always great narrators. I could not get past the first half of chapter one because of the narrator's habit of reading three words, inhaling at a random and inappropriate place, then reading three more words. I can guess at the tone she was aiming for, but for me it missed.
Never. Her books, sure - but not her narration.
I was really engaged in the story - the setting, the culture, the mood.
If Audible had another edition, I'd buy it. But I will have to go read the book.
Ms. Morrison writes excellent dialogue. Compare it it to other books and you will appreciate just how well she does it.
Again, the dialogue. But there is a lot to like about this book.
I like her performance. She does an excellent job narrating her characters.
Stamp Paid. He plays a secondary role but his is the best dialogue of all the characters.
if you read the book...listen to the audiobook next. It's worth it.
I'm mad at every friend I have who've read this book and didn't explain. To me how important it was to read it. It feels like receiving a revelation from God.
I'm glad I listened to Toni Morrison's reading. Her beautiful heart came through and added to the richness.
I feel more substantial than I did before I heard this story.
I read this book every four years or so. Every time I read something I swore I had not read before... Or perhaps I was not ready to comprehend the depth of what is being communicated. This book is my Favorite and to hear it on the authors voice is a thrill.
Be patient with this one. It requires close listening but Morrison's voice does carry the weight of the words.
The writing itself is beautiful. The story is nonlinear, and conveys the wide ranging and conflicting emotions involved in what has become familiar narrative. It is deeply human.
Of course, Beloved is Brilliant! Just wish that the author wasn't the one reading this. Really hard to listen to. Very distracting.
Some one who has patience to keep up with the narration
Slow going lost interest
The book beloved is awesome but not Toni Morrison narrating it
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