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 .
Every Tongue Got to Confess Audiobook

Every Tongue Got to Confess

Regular Price:$20.78
  • 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

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales, which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners, reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community.

Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.

©2001 Vivian Hurston Bowden, Clifford J. Hurston, Jr., Edgar Hurston, Sr., Winifred Hurston Clark, Lois Hurston Gaston, Lucy Anne Hurston, Barbara Hurston Lewis. John Edgar Wideman (Foreword) Carla Kaplan (Introduction) (P)2001 Harper Audio

What the Critics Say

"With this new collection, Hurston provides an even greater sense of the black oral tradition, which demands appreciation and admiration." (Library Journal)

"Invaluable tales of mischief and wisdom, spirit and hope." (Booklist)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (12 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (12 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.1 (12 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    d 02-18-15
    d 02-18-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Difficult to hear so I can't rate Story fairly"

    Love Hurston's work- wish there was more out there to enjoy. However, the audio quality is terrible!!!! I love the narrators voices and have no trouble with the dialect; however, this is one of the only audible purchases I've had where I thought I should get a free credit or my mom bey back. I've tried turning up the volume on my iPhone 6, running it through my car speakers, etc. It sounds like garbled water.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ivy loxahatchee, FL, United States 05-11-15
    ivy loxahatchee, FL, United States 05-11-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    125
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent stories poor performance"

    Zora's Folktales are magical and Ruby Dee is wonderful however Ozzie Davis was almost impossible to understand. With a different narrator this story deserves five stars.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracy 03-03-16
    Tracy 03-03-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    60
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!"

    Wonderful stories! Previous reviews rate poor sound quality. I disagree, I think it's clear. Volume is just a little low. I'm glad I decided to give it a chance. The stories are funny, poignant, sweet. They are treasures of our culture!

    1 of 1 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.