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 is a good story during that particular in America's history for Ruby Dee just kills the narration she is marvelous! she's able to handle the book characters in a superb performance. wonderful to listen to.
Spectacular performance. Inspiring story. Soul-reaching. Touched me profoundly. I can't believe I lived this long without reading this book!
The narrator was fabulous. The story resonated more by hearing it than if I would have read it.
I most enjoy reading spiritual books to nourish my soul; psychology books to enhance my profession; & psych thrillers for fun escapism.
This is a book that, when read by the gifted Ruby Dee, can only be experienced. No description or review can do them justice.
100%!!!! Tried to read this, but the dialect stopped my eyes and I couldn't make sense of it. But LISTENING was pure magic.
Without spoiling, after hearing about what happened to --------, I cried.
Rube Dee made it sound as if there were 30 different characters in the room, not just one woman performing.
I had listened to this by another narrator and loved it, but Ruby Dee lifted the material even higher, if that's possible.
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