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 .

Refine Search Results

 
Search Results for Author: 

Maya Angelou

1-18of18results Previous 1 Next
Sort by
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Maya Angelou

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1379)
    Performance
    (1224)
    Story
    (1224)

    Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age - and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. But years later, she learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors.

    Amazon Customer says: "a much loved book"
  • Mom & Me & Mom | Maya Angelou

    Mom & Me & Mom

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (276)

    The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple best-selling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life.

    SydSavvy says: "Never Enough Mom Books"
  • And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections) | Maya Angelou

    And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)

    • ABRIDGED (21 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (112)

    The beloved and best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings reads aloud from her third book of verse. She not only gives life to many of her most cherished poems, but she also presents personal introductions to several favorites, including "One More Round", "Woman Work", and "Life Doesn't Frighten Me".

    Barry White says: "Nothing compares to hearing the actual author read"
  • Letter to My Daughter | Maya Angelou

    Letter to My Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (248)

    Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude.

    Theodore says: "Wisdom that not only experience can give..."
  • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now | Maya Angelou

    Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to be treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power of spirituality to move and shape your life.

    Lynne LaRochelle says: "Post election tonic for the soul"
  • Amazing Peace and Other Poems | Maya Angelou

    Amazing Peace and Other Poems

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    "Amazing Peace" is a beautiful and deeply moving poem from Maya Angelou. Here she inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace." "Amazing Peace" is Maya Angelou's radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and is a touching celebration of the "Glad Season" that will resonate with people of all faiths.

    Chandra says: "Spoken Beauty"
  • The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2 | T.S. Eliot,Robert Frost,Maya Angelou

    The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (55)

    This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.

    Marius says: "Lines of rhymes  Victorian times to modern climes"
  • The Heart of a Woman | Maya Angelou

    The Heart of a Woman

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (105)

    The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

    Palmira says: "Loved it."
  • Even the Stars Look Lonesome | Maya Angelou

    Even the Stars Look Lonesome

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she recreates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality.

    Elim Garak says: "A short Inspiring and Touching book"
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged) | Maya Angelou

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (51)

    A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life.

    Elton says: "Almost Gripping"
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings | Maya Angelou

    I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s.

  • An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin | Garrison Keillor,Maya Angelou,Laurie Colwin,Tom Wolfe,Calvin Trillin

    An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, and others
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    Many among America's wittiest, most perceptive, and popular writers join to read their works aloud at a fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Authors participating include Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe, and Calvin Trillin.

  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven | Maya Angelou

    A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

    Cecil says: "Being there is part of the strength of this book."
  • Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes | Maya Angelou

    Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Throughout Maya Angelou's life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a best-selling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment, and connection. Now in Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant, and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable.

    Elf's Mama says: "I love listening to Ms. Maya..."
  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven | Maya Angelou

    A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated.

    lela says: "My my my mmm mmm mmm"
  • Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer | Maya Angelou

    Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

    • UNABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou's poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice.

    Sheryl says: "very inspiring "
  • Making Magic in the World | Maya Angelou

    Making Magic in the World

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Michael Toms
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    This gifted storyteller poignantly shares the memories of those mentors and teachers who profoundly influenced her life. She speaks of her voluntary muteness as a child. Even in this silence, "Mama" (Angelou's grandmother) spoke prophetically to the child's unbelieving ears: "You'll speak about the glorious nature of the human spirit and what we can be striving for."

    Paula says: "Nice"
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Maya Angelou

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Maya Angelou
    • Narrated By Maya Angelou
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In this first of six volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life.

    HellyBelly says: "I know why the caged bird sings"
1-18of18results Previous 1 Next