©1937, 1965 Zora Neale Hurston; (P)1997, 2000, 2004 HarperCollins Publishers
"Ruby Dee does an excellent job of narrating Hurston's classic 1937 novel." (Library Journal)
"This audio succeeds in its rich descriptions and freshness of dialogue, delivering in terms that are alternately funny and moving." (Publishers Weekly)
Incredibly beautiful language!
When Nannie says "Put me down easy, Janie, I'm a cracked plate.”
The opening scene, when Janie walks thru town and past all the gossipers.
Beautiful language and amazing performance!
Brief, but poignant. Really worth hearing, although occasionally a little hard to understand the accents, for us northerners. This is already heading towards being considered a classic. An ideal audio selection.
This was one of my favorite books in high school, and one of the best women's memoirs ever. Inspired me all my life as a writer and writing teacher. To hear Ruby Dee was like going to a great stage performance. I envy her, I wish I could read it outloud myself! This is just a very, very special book by a kind of person you never hear from otherwise.
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