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    • A Lesson Before Dying

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: Lionel Mark Smith, Roger Guenveur Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    Jefferson is an innocent and unwitting party to a deadly liquor store shoot-out in the 1940s. As the only survivor, he is tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, a university-trained teacher at the plantation school, is persuaded to visit Jefferson in his cell. Wiggins is torn between staying in his native Cajun community or moving on. The 2 men gradually form a bond as they jointly discover the simple heroism of resisting - and denying - the expected.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misses the mark

    • By Amie on 02-09-12

    Regular price: $17.09

    • A Gathering of Old Men

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines, Sally Darling
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James, Michelle-Denise Woods
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    When Sheriff Mapes is summoned to a sugarcane plantation to find a dead Cajun farmer, he knows who committed the crime. Mapes finds himself powerless, however, when nearly 20 elderly black men confess to the murder. Can justice be served, or will the dead man's brutish father pass judgment his way?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and engaging.

    • By David Robbins on 09-02-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman has sold over a million copies nationwide since its publication in 1971, making the fictional character of Miss Jane so real many people don’t know she exists only in the imagination of Louisiana-born author Ernest J. Gaines. Miss Jane is 100 years old when she is interviewed by an area high school teacher looking to teach his students more about plantation society in the Deep South. Her story is not only a vivid picture of the South before the dawn of the civil rights era, but also a story of one woman’s survival against overwhelming odds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From Civil War to Civil Rights

    • By Jean on 02-14-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: Tonya Jordan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960s. Miss Jane Pittman has "endured," has seen almost everything and foretold the rest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At great listen

    • By Susan on 11-11-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Tragedy of Brady Sims

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Danny Campbell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he'll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a "human interest" story about Brady, he heads for the town's barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims.

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Catherine Carmier

    • By: Ernest J. Gaines
    • Narrated by: S. Patricia Bailey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When Jackson returns home to his family after an absence of 10 years, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications.

    Regular price: $13.96