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)
I read from almost every genre but I do love a good science fiction. When not listening I'm camping with my Girl Scouts, baking or at work.
This book is a classic in Black literature but is also simply exceptional American literature. Hurston captures the patois of the old south and transported me back to childhoid listening to elders talking on the front porch. Ruby Dee's outstanding performance brought the characters to bigger than life.
This book was full of intrigue and a few unexpected twists. I love how carefree the main character was as she enjoyed her life's journey.
Ruby's skilled vocal abilities took me on each high and low as if I were actually experiencing it first hand.
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.
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