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Jacksonville, FL, United States
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The Book of Night Women audiobook cover art

Loved it from Beginning to End

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-19

Honestly, hoped Homer was standing at the end.

Anyway, the writing was captivating. It was as though I was watching a moving. It was vivid, colorful, captivating and engrossing. I found myself at time biting my lips with rage, wanting to cast my own blow.

The locations are locations I am familiar with from my childhood, so that also added to my interest. I can't say it enough - I loved it!

I am now a big fan and can't wait to read the rest of Marlon James.

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VERY INSIGHTFUL AND ILLUMINATING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

As a “non-white” male living in the U.S. , this was very revealing and powerful piece of work. Given our current climate it could not be more timely. Thank you Robin for pulling the curtain back some. There is much work ahead of us.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyed it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

I am glad I stayed with it through the end because I think the last past is absolutely precious.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very Important Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This is easily one of the top 5 most important book I have read. So much to unpack; so much to chew on it is scary.

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A Bit Disappointed...

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

I have always wanted to read this book. Now that I have, I am a bit disappointed. It was going along very well, but by the time it reaches chapter 11, there seemed to be some rush to finish. Johnson only spent about 2 chapters depicting his life passing as a White man, even though that is the name of the book. He only related to passing as White in relation to the meeting and marrying of his wife. His life and travels and experiences were very interesting, but when it came time to address the subject matter of the title, it came up very short. It was as though he grew tired of his own story and just wanted to hurry up and finish. And I think this approach cheated the reader from getting to know what it really was like for him. I was very much looking forward to his latter experiences because he depicted his earlier experiences so well, which drew me in. Unfortunately, the reader gets abandoned at the end after spending so many hours getting into the story.

Also, the narrator who performed the book was very distracting. For some reason, his voice did not lend itself to the story.

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Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-28-17

The unassuming title pulled me in and then I was absolutely captivated. I loved every second of this book. And coming on the heels of finishing Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, I am just in awe of the boundless creativity of the human mind.

It was an absolute treat to listen to this book. I loved it...100%!

The Brothers Karamazov [Jimcin Recordings Edition] audiobook cover art

A Simply Elegant and Wonderful Journey

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-17

After reading Crime and Punishment I never thought that it could have gotten any better - I was so wrong. The depth, color, span, nuance powerful prose of this book has left me awed by the brilliance of Dostoevsky's genius.

Easily among the best I have ever read or listened to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Masterful Writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Masterful Writing and excellent story telling. The vivid description of scenes, characters and the awesome flow of dialog are classic Faulkner.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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An absolute must read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-17

A breathtaking sweep of recent history that is relevant to understanding some of the social force currently being played out in society. Anyone who seeks to understand the black experience in America cannot discount this body of work.

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Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-30-17

I pretty much listened to this title non-stop. Came to it after hearing an interview with the author on NPR and was absolutely blown away by the detail imagery painted by the author and the ability to seemlessly weave 3 stories into a coherent fabric of a story. Simply genius work (period!).