• The Marvellous Equations of the Dread

  • A Novel in Bass Riddim
  • By: Marcia Douglas
  • Narrated by: Marcia Douglas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $19.95

Buy for $19.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The ancestors have awakened. Somebody has called them. The long-dead are stirring. Jah ways are mysterious ways.

“Is me - Bob. Bob Marley.” Reincarnated as homeless Fall-down man, Bob Marley sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. The ghosts of Marcus Garvey and King Edward VII are there too, drinking whiskey and playing solitaire. No one sees that Fall-down is Bob Marley, no one but his long-ago love, the deaf woman, Leenah, and, in the way of this otherworldly book, when Bob steps into the street each day, five years have passed. 

Jah ways are mysterious ways, from Kingston’s ghettos to London, from Haile Selassie’s Ethiopian palace and back to Jamaica, Marcia Douglas’ mythical reworking of 300 years of violence is a ticket to the deep world of Rasta history. This amazing novel - in bass riddim - carries the listener on a voyage all the way to the gates of Zion.  

This audiobook was recorded with the generous help of College of Media, Communication and Information - University of Colorado, Boulder

©2019 New Directions (P)2019 The Talking Book

What listeners say about The Marvellous Equations of the Dread

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

So good!

This took the breath out of me more than once. Marcia Douglas is a great writer and an amazing reader. Do not miss this.

2 people found this helpful

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

Powerful

I've never listened to anything like this. So incredible. Marcia Douglas is wildly imaginative and a great reader. Knocked me on my ass.

2 people found this helpful