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Cecilton, MD United States
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  • Mama Day

  • By: Gloria Naylor
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Miranda Day, known as "Mama Day", is the elderly matriarch of Willow Springs, a small sea island off the southeast coast of the United States. Mama Day finds herself pitted in mortal combat with dark forces that threaten the body and soul of her beloved great-niece, Cocoa, who has gone "mainside" and married an urban Northerner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story marred by bad recording

  • By Nick on 03-04-17

Excellent Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-15

What did you love best about Mama Day?

I loved the great story telling of Gloria Naylor. The way she weaves a story is superb. I read this book about 20 years ago and it was great to listen to it. I longed to spend a summer with Mama Day and Ms. Abigail.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

The voice of Mama Day was good.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Coco returns to her roots and brings her husband home ot roost.

  • Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he's hated all his life. This is a deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Urbane

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-11-12

Good story telling

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-12

Would you listen to Home again? Why?

I liked the way the story slowly revealed itself. I normally do not like slow moving stories, but was intrigued by this one. Ms. Morrison does an excellent job.

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