Tambourines to Glory

Narrated by: Myra Taylor
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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Angelic Essie Belle Johnson and devilish Laura Reed both agree that they need to do something to spice up their lives and earn more money. So they start their own church on the street in front of their Harlem apartment. With Laura's gift for performing and Essie's melodious voice, the two quickly become a hit and must move their services into a renovated theater. But as their congregation grows, a host of misfits enter the scene - some honest, but others who just want a piece of the pie.
©1958 Langston Hughes (P)2007 Recorded Books
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Witty, simple wisdom

I enjoyed the dialogue and characters. It is a solid, simple story, worthwhile, enjoyable. The characters have stuck with me - good to read Langston Hughes and appreciate the period

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Amazing!!

This novel by Langston Hughes was sooooo good!! It had great underlying life lessons that people can learn from!! I highly recommend reading it!!

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Nice timepiece

Worth the listen if you love Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. Well performed and easily takes you to the era in which it was written