This poetic, graceful love story, rooted in Black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, celebrates boldly and brilliantly African-American culture and heritage. And in a powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a Black woman who, though constricted by the times, still demanded to be heard.
Originally published in 1937 and long out of print, the book was reissued in 1975 and nearly three decades later Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered a seminal novel in American fiction.
©1937 Zora Neale Hurston, Renewed 1965 John C. Hurston and Joel Hurston; (P)1997, 2000, 2004 HarperCollins Publishers
"For readers who know Hurston's work, this program will be a joy; for those who are lucky and wise enough to discover her here, it will be an exceptional experience." (AudioFile)
This book is definetly the best audio book I have ever listened to and I have about 200 in my audible library. The story is a fabulous one by Hurston but Dee makes the character like Joanie and Teacake and Janie really come alive. The narration brings the book to life on another level. Dee even breaths life into minor characters. This is a must listen to!
This was easily the best performance of an audiobook out of any of the 30+ titles I've listened to so far. This was truly *performance* as well as narration. I expected the writing to live up to its reputation (it was superb) but the audio part is always a toss-up. Ruby Dee was brilliant.
Wow! This story is amazing! It's a story about love. Love that is simple and pure. The narration is fantastic! I loved listening to this story. The narrator brought life to the characters. Simply amazing work!
Zora wrote a masterpiece for all races and both genders to adore. Rudy gave life to the story like no other narrator could. It is like Rudy and Zora are the same. Their artistic marriage will last forever!
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