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Jubilee, 50th Anniversary Edition Audiobook

Jubilee, 50th Anniversary Edition

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Publisher's Summary

The 50th-anniversary edition of Margaret Walker's best-selling classic, with a foreword by Nikki Giovanni.

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the South's antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction.

Weaving her own family's oral history with 30 years of research, Margaret Walker's novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.

©2016 Margaret Walker (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Lady Lotus 12-04-16
    Lady Lotus 12-04-16 Member Since 2016

    I love well written books and moving narrators! I am a realism SCI-FI buff. I find non-mushy romance intertwined in a story appealing.

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    "Thank you for the taste of history and Jubilee! :-)"

    This book was very well-written I got an opportunity to feel and experience the characters and their personalities. The story was tender suspenseful and humanistic! Great listen!

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    Will 11-28-16
    Will 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Listen to this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jubilee is harrowing, insightful, heartbreaking and timeless. This story really took me away and the main character is amongst the most inspiring heroines I have ever encountered.


    What about Robin Miles’s performance did you like?

    Robin Miles gives effortless life to this book. The dialogue of each character is distinct without ever sounding like a stereotype. She also does a great job with the prose, making it live without ever over dramatizing Margaret Walker's great writing.


    Any additional comments?

    For me, this book brought so much important history to life. I felt informed, not just about historical events, but also why things happened the way they did and the attitudes of the different people involved. More importantly, Jubilee was such an experience and I could not stop listening. I am glad that after so many years there is such a high quality audio version of Jubilee. I hope that the 50th anniversary release will raise the profile of this under-read classic.
    I have never written a review on Audible before but as of when I am writing this there are no reviews on Audible for Jubilee and I feel obligated to let potential listeners know how worth their time and precious credits this book is.

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