We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Breath, Eyes, Memory Audiobook

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti - and the enduring strength of Haiti's women - with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.

At the age of 12, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti - to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

©2015 Edwidge Danticat (P)2015 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (40 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.2 (35 )
5 star
 (17)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (34 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Luis 04-03-16
    Luis 04-03-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing Narrator"

    The narrator made the experience even better. Her use of different accents and languages, as well as tones and volume when the story demanded a change dragged me into the story. I'm not one to listen to audio books much but this was definitely worthwhile.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    nicole m thomas 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    This book was very powerful and full of insight. The reader did an awesome job bring the characters in the story to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer H. 07-12-16
    Jennifer H. 07-12-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not my favorite"

    While learning a little of Haitian history was interesting it needed a lot more. The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters to life but the story seemed unbelievable. The characters relationships with each other lacked a realistic depth and focused too much on one issue.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 04-30-16
    Michael Walnut Creek, CA, United States 04-30-16 Member Since 2016

    I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5587
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1460
    470
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1361
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Writing, OK Story"

    I enjoyed the writing of in this book, but I wanted more depth. It begins strong and I expected a strong emotional build that just didn’t happen. The book largely deals with processing a traumatic event of adolescence, which was mildly interesting, but the limited character development and narrowness of the story did not fulfill the high expectations the excellent prose inspires. This is a good book, with very good narration, but I really wanted a lot more emotional depth.

    2 of 12 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.