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And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections) Audiobook

And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)

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Publisher's Summary

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".

These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh, and as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. And Still I Rise is written, and read, from the heart, truly a celebration of life.

The thirteen poems included here in their entirety are: "A Kind of Love, Some Day"; "Remembrance"; "Where We Belong, a Duet"; "Refusal"; "California Prodigal"; "Willie"; "One More Round"; "Woman Work"; "And Still I Rise"; "Ain't That Bad?"; "Life Doesn't Frighten Me"; "On Aging"; and "Thank You, Lord".

©1978 Maya Angelou; (P)1996 Random House, Inc. Random House AudioBooks, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Her innate rhythm celebrates her verse and offers the poems to listeners as they should be remembered." (AudioFile)
"Vibrant and deep-toned, Angelou's voice wells up from somewhere deep inside." (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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    Barry White Orlando, Florida 05-28-14
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    "Nothing compares to hearing the actual author read"
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    I heard several readings of these poems on YouTube by students and other people, but NOTHING compares to hearing Dr. Maya Angelou read her own poems. She doesn't just read them, she PERFORMS them. You can hear the drama as she pulls you into the amazing stories that she has captured from her lifetime. You must hear these poems as she reads them. Simply reading them from a book does not compare.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-04-14
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2017
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    This is a book of 32 short poems divided into three parts published in 1978 written and read by Maya Angelou. I know Angelou is controversial and her books, plays and poems are banned in many places and like many great poets people either love her or hate her poems. I enjoy her poems not only for the story they tell and the optimism but the rhythm and rhyme. I have books of her poems but particularly enjoyed this audio book because of her beautiful voice reading her own poems. In this book I particularly like the poem “Willie” about her crippled uncle. I also enjoyed the working poems “One More Round” the man’s working poem and “Women’s Work” about women. The poems follow the even number stanzas in the eight stanza poem to create a refrain like those found in many work songs and are variations of many protest poems. Angelou wrote a play in 1976 about discrimination called “Still I Rise” the poem came from the play. It is one of my favorite poems. The opening of the poem is as follows:
    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may tread me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I’ll rise
    Comparing how she continuously rises herself up emotionally to stay strong just, like how the moon and sun rise every day no matter what happens. By repeating I rise it makes the words that much more powerful and makes it stand out emphasizing the message which is to stay strong and to never allow anything or anyone stop you from fighting and living strong. The main theme of the poem is discrimination. The poem teaches readers that all humans have strength that lies within us that can help to overcome any obstacle. There is rhyme every other line for most of the poem that immediately guides the reader though the poem I think I will keep this book permanently on my iPod so I listen to it whenever I am in the mood.

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)?

    While on active duty in the Navy, my son and I where stationed in Washington, DC we had the experience of a lifetime to be at a


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    "So Soothing"

    Still I Rise is perfect to listen to. It is so soothing. All of these poems are upbeat and turn negatives into a positive.

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    "Deeply moving, awesomely inspiring!"

    I have owned thing book in print for decades. Yet upon hearing it read by the, now deceased, author the poems touched me so much more. At the age of 60 Maya Angelou yet brings this black man to smile, tears, and joy all simultaneously. Even in death she lives.

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    Nicole 04-15-17
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    "Beautiful and Eloquent"

    Listened to this on a Saturday morning as I was making breakfast. My children playing and she made me feel like a beautiful proud black woman. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs grounding and inspiration.

    Beautiful soul Maya Angelou

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    "I enjoyed it. would love too have this book of my"

    I really enjoyed the reveiw of This Amazing book by Maya Angelou Thank you very much. would love too have the book in my collection was very pleased.

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    Maya Angelou is amazing! This collection is a good (and inexpensive) start for someone who wants to get an idea of her work. The worst part is knowing that it's missing some of her best poetry.

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    A legend, her voice is rhythm and soul, such a special gift in 20 minutes!

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    "Very Beautiful Poems"

    I enjoyed listening to this book. It was so good that once I finished I immediately added her books to my wish list. Now, I'm so eager to read them. I highly recommend this book to all.

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    "The Greatest"

    Maya Angelou UPLIFTS me. Because of her I too am a PHENOMENAL WOMAN.
    Excellent work!

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    I enjoy listening to Maya's voice as an inspiration to carry on in my life struggles.

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    "Beautiful"

    These are beautiful poems. They are wonderfully read by a great author. My favourite will always be 'And Still I Rise'.

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    "Maya Angelou as classic as ever..."

    Famous though this poem is, I never tire of hearing it. This volume is as rich as the first time. I am empowered and emboldened by the words of a poet who knows how to raise the broken spirit. And still I rise.

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