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 .
 >   > 
Precious Audiobook

Precious

Regular Price:$26.60
  • 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

For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary.

©2009 Sapphire; (P)2009 Random House

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (383 )
5 star
 (189)
4 star
 (113)
3 star
 (48)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (10)
Overall
4.3 (143 )
5 star
 (78)
4 star
 (41)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (5)
Story
4.5 (140 )
5 star
 (99)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Miranda Christnach, Luxembourg 05-08-12
    Miranda Christnach, Luxembourg 05-08-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just could not get into it"
    What would have made Precious better?

    I had to stop listening to this book after a few pages. The voice was annoying and it just didn't grip me.


    Has Precious turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no.


    What didn’t you like about Bahni Turpin’s performance?

    the voice


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sherry gulfport, MS, United States 03-19-12
    Sherry gulfport, MS, United States 03-19-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "was better than watching the movie."
    What made the experience of listening to Precious the most enjoyable?

    was narrated wonderful,could picture it in my mind,have seen the movie but this book was so much better


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when she finally walked out


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    was sad,yet happy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jonetta Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-27-11
    Jonetta Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-27-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    243
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I will listen to anything Bahni Turpin narrates!"
    What made the experience of listening to Precious the most enjoyable?

    Bahni Turpin is hands down my favorite narrator on Audible. I have others that I enjoy as well, but in my opinion, no one brings a story to life in quite the way she does. She is not just a story reader, but a true actress in the way she brings the characters to life. This is the second story I've listened to that she has narrated and all I can say is


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Precious?

    The whole thing. It moved me from beginning to end. Makes my heart break and rejoice.


    Have you listened to any of Bahni Turpin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to her narrate


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!


    Any additional comments?

    This book has many sad and disturbing parts. If you are sensitive to foul language or sexual descriptions, do not read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cheri 10-15-10
    Cheri 10-15-10 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    82
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    166
    55
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "'Unforgettable'...and I'd really like to!"

    What a lost opportunity. Having seen the previews for the movie, and hearing the accolades, I bought this book to hear a story of triumph out of tragedy, of beauty out of ugliness, only to find uncomparable tragedy and ugliness within the book itself. This book sickened me. It didn't have to, it could have been written with an eye to enlighten the reader without being as uncouth and tasteless as it's subject matter. Again, what a lost opportunity...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Renee Racine, WI, United States 07-21-10
    Renee Racine, WI, United States 07-21-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "it was ok"

    More detailed than the movie, which was great. But all that abcdefghijklmnop stuff with the ghetto accent was a little annoying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sarah W Carlson 12-07-09
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    Overall
    "Fantastic!"

    Great book, great narrator. I cried several times!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Zayne1 11-15-09
    Zayne1 11-15-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Touching, inspiring, amazing"

    Precious is an amazing girl! I wanted to hold her and protect her, cheer her on to give her strength. She is just an inspiring girl! I was crying and laughing, hoping and praying for her all at the same time! I recommend everyone read this!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephanie Tupelo, MS, United States 04-13-10
    Stephanie Tupelo, MS, United States 04-13-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    171
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "DID NOT LIKE."

    I know I'm probably not in the majority on this review but I just didn't like this book. The way she talks just gets annoying after a while. You'd think that as she starts to learn correct English and grammar and whatnot that she'd begin to speak correctly -- or at least somewhat correctly, but she doesn't and it kind of gets annoying. I mean I felt sorry for the girl and I was glad that she found a way out of her situation but some of the content was just vulgar and overall gross.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 04-30-10
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 04-30-10 Member Since 2010

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

    HELPFUL VOTES
    852
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    465
    375
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    149
    4
    Overall
    "Sad but true"

    This audio book was completely vulgar and disgusting. At times, I was turned off and even repulsed by it. The narration meanwhile, portraying an uneducated teen-age girl is extremely annoying. Had it not been a true story, I would have hated it altogether. As is, I found it almost pointless as I got absolutely nothing out of it, except for saying this girl truly went through a horrible, horrible childhood that I wouldn't wish upon anyone.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amber Chambers 02-24-10 Listener Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Not for me..."

    I read some of the reviews for this book before I bought it and alot of them were positive. So I bought it. I got part way into the book and couldn't take it anymore. I would not sugest this book to anyone.

    2 of 9 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.