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Publisher's Summary

Proverbs for the People is an astounding collection of contemporary African-American fiction, featuring stories by such well known authors as Pearl Cleage, Omar Tyree, Margaret Johnson-Hodge, Travis Hunter, Parry "Ebony Satin" Brown, Gwynne Forster, Edward Jackson and Vicki L. Andrews. These widely varied stories resonate with the power and wisdom of the ages, speaking of universal truths that will heal and guide the wayward spirit.

©2003 Tracie Price-Thompson; (P)2004 Recorded Books,LLC

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Worth the time...

Proverbs for the People is full of cultural heritage and richness. Excellent stories and narration. It's a work of art.

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Proverbs

If you could sum up Proverbs for the People in three words, what would they be?

Learning the moral.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Proverbs for the People?

I don't remember one that stands out, but all of the stories give a moral. It's experience the trials and triumphs of others.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Good narrator.

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Stories For The Soul

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of short stories. I loved how each story was creatively weaved from an African Proverbs. These stories were well written with characters that came to life.
Absolutely worth the time to experience this masterful collection.

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  • Tammy j
  • Ulster Park, new York, US
  • 02-01-16

great book

excellent collection and narrators. the stories with diverse and interesting. I'm on search for the next anthology.9

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Superb!!,

What made the experience of listening to Proverbs for the People the most enjoyable?

The array of characters. The many authors who contributed to this wonderful collection, & the talented narrators.

What other book might you compare Proverbs for the People to and why?

Southern Shorts only because of the type of book that it is.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were so many it's hard to pick one.

Who was the most memorable character of Proverbs for the People and why?

I would have to listen to this all over again to narrow it down.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful read. Well worth the money.

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I loved everything about this book

This is books that I feel should be passed down from generation to generation. One could learn a lot from these stories. Proverbs indeed...

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A must listen!

Wonderful stories! The lessons contained are priceless! Will listen again and again . Each narrator brought a different depth to the story, sometimes I would drop a tear other times I would literally laugh out loud.