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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

the great Toni Morrison herself

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

What did you love best about Song of Solomon?

The story and characters are so engaging in Song Of Solomon that it's hard to stop turning the pages, or stop listening along, with this one.

What did you like best about this story?

Hearing the words read by the author, the great Toni Morrison herself, is quite an experience.

Have you listened to any of Toni Morrison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've listened to many of Toni Morrison's other audiobook recordings, and you can tell that this performance is very recent due to the sound of her voice. I could still listen to it all day long though.

Any additional comments?

The beginning audio started off a bit rough, but this still gets a 5-Star rating, because Toni Morrison is deserving of nothing less.

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