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    • Roots

    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 30 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,943
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,882
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive! DO NOT WIKI THIS BOOK!

    • By avoidthelloyd on 09-17-14
    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 30 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 08-30-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,943 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Roots

    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roots

    • By Anonymous User on 10-27-16
    • The Saga of an American Family
    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 04-16-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Roots

    • By: Alex Haley
    • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
    • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Tracing his ancestory through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • inspired to dig into my ancestry

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • My Most Unforgettable Character

    • Selections from Reader's Digest's Most Popular Series, "The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met"
    • By: Reader's Digest, Lowell Thomas, Jackie Robinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Mason Adams, Joseph Campanella, Penny Fuller, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Selections from Reader's Digest magazine's most popular series The Most Unforgettable Character I Ever Met. All of these stories have one thing in common: Somehow, each of the characters featured struck home in the memory of the storyteller. These characters enriched lives through humor, wisdom, adventure, and affection, each possessing a unique regard for humanity, each a gem reflecting its own light.

    Regular price: $9.07