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  • Song of Solomon

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life, he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Death United Them

  • By Carol Binta Nadeem on 09-28-17

I’m anything Toni Morrison

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

I read this book years ago and found a love for Madame Morrison’s use of words. It was like reading poetry and I was in awe. This book is at the top of my list of favorites of hers and I enjoyed listening to and reliving the story of Milkman and his family.

The only negative I’d give this is that it was hard to follow her at times because her voice is so raspy. I had to rewind the recording a few times to catch what she said.

I still gave it 5 stars ‘cause come on, it’s Toni Morrison.