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.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
Let the Circle Be Unbroken | [Mildred Taylor]

Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.
Regular Price:$4.99
  • 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 -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.

©1981 Mildred Taylor, Max Ginsburg; (P)2008 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"This dramatic sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a powerful novel, capable of touching readers of any age." (The Christian Science Monitor)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (56 )
5 star
 (23)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.0 (29 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.2 (26 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    obrien Lake Mary, FL, United States 09-09-11
    obrien Lake Mary, FL, United States 09-09-11 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narrator not as good as 1st in series..."

    My daughter loved Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry in this series. Ms. Lynne Thigpen narrated it to perfection. Unfortunately, this narrator, Ms. Johnson, does not live up to Thigpen's performance. My daughter would not finish listening to this audiobook as she said the narrator's voice annoyed her and took away from the story. Now, I understand why some sellers on Amazon are asking for $200 or so (ouch!) for the CD set with Ms. Thigpen as the much better narrator. I wonder why Audible used this inferior narrator for all the other books in the series, except Roll of Thunder. How unfortunate!!! I would advise listeners to skip this audiobook and get the book instead, unless you can find a reasonably priced CD with Lynne Thigpen as narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Celeste Pittsboro, NC, United States 06-15-11
    Celeste Pittsboro, NC, United States 06-15-11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "This trilogy goes full circle"

    This sequel to "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" did not disappoint. It continued to add on factors that you think would break this family, but they pulled through the difficult times. I didn't realize this book would include "coming of age' material, and would have liked to know that before listening to it with all of our children, but it wasn't so heavy that we had to turn it off. What we did have to turn off was the graphic nature of the white supremesists at the latter part of the book. It got a little too detailed and suspenseful for little ears, as did the language. But, even as an adult, we were always eager to hear the next part of how this family survived these difficult times of maltreatment and suppresion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alton W lookout mountain, GA, USA 06-30-09
    Alton W lookout mountain, GA, USA 06-30-09
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    "Good Listen"

    Very much worth the $3.49. Very good story depicting the hardships of the era.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracy Alberta, AB, Canada 04-12-09
    Tracy Alberta, AB, Canada 04-12-09 Member Since 2008

    Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    181
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    376
    79
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    21
    6
    Overall
    "Good Listen"

    This was an all over good listen, good value for dollar, excellent naration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dawn Kunkle, OH, United States 11-13-10
    Dawn Kunkle, OH, United States 11-13-10 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    61
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Reverse racism?"

    Although well written and narrated, this book repeatedly emphasizes the mistrust of most white people by black people. It clearly expresses that black and white people should not and at times even that they could not fall in love or even be friends. Yes, it is set in the South during the depression, but even so, it seemed to overly emphasize racism by both blacks and whites.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

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.