With the Oprah's Book Club Selection Breath, Eyes, Memory, Danticat contemplates the paradoxical coexistence of sublime beauty and terrible suffering in her homeland.
©1998 Edwidge Danticat; (P)2007 Recorded Books
"In simple, lyrical prose enriched by an elegiac tone and piquant observations, [Danticat] makes Sophie's confusion and guilt, her difficult assimilation into American culture and her eventual emotional liberation palpably clear." (Publishers Weekly)
This audible book was wonderful -I listened over several weeks during my short day trips to sites that I work. I did not want this story to end. It was beautifully read and written. I wanted to save her mother for her and was a little surprised by the dramatic ending.
This was a good book, but it jumped around a bit from one point of the woman's life to another. I had to rewind a few times to get to where I could understand what part of the woman's life I was in. A bit confusing.
The book is excellent, Edwidge Danticat is a great story teller. I wouldn't recommend the audio book if you are Haitian, been to Haiti, speak Creole or know Haitians because the narrators accent is all wrong.
Her accent was all wrong, it was like she was trying to have a Jamaican accent maybe, she didn't know how to pronounce Haitian Creole words and that kept me from enjoying the audio version. I had to finish on my Kindle.
Breath Eyes Memory is narrated very well, with a reader who speaks in all accents and with the correct amount of struggle.
Beautiful imagery, brilliantly narrated.
First time listener, very satisfied with the pictures she paints.
Sophie and Auntie
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