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    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,514
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520

    Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age - and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. But years later, she learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emotional & Powerful

    • By Miss Toni on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Letter to My Daughter

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 542
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wisdom that not only experience can give...

    • By Theodore on 09-17-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 361

    The beloved and best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings reads aloud from her third book of verse. She not only gives life to many of her most cherished poems, but she also presents personal introductions to several favorites, including "One More Round", "Woman Work", and "Life Doesn't Frighten Me".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing compares to hearing the actual author read

    • By Barry White on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Mom & Me & Mom

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 580

    The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple best-selling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Enough Mom Books

    • By SydSavvy on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Heart of a Woman

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Woman's point of view

    • By Pamela on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 154

    Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to be treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power of spirituality to move and shape your life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Post election tonic for the soul

    • By LynneKLR on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $14.60

    • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    This is the next installment in a six volume autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In A Song Flung Up to Heaven Maya Angelou describes her poignant encounters with Martin Luther King, Jr.; her work with the civil rights movement; and witnessing the Watts riots. Battered by the loss of revered black leaders, it takes writer James Baldwin to finally force her out of isolation with a dinner party that inspired her to write.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Being there is part of the strength of this book.

    • By Cecil on 07-26-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s.

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Even the Stars Look Lonesome

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she recreates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $15.93

    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost Gripping

    • By Elton on 12-17-05

    Regular price: $16.07

    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Cecilia Noble, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Abandoned by their parents, Maya and her older brother, Bailey, are sent to live with their grandmother and uncle in the small Southern town of Stamps in Arkansas. Struggling with rejection, they endure the prejudice of their white neighbours and suffer several racist incidents. One day, their father unexpectedly returns and takes the children to live with their mother in St Louis, Missouri. Aged only eight, Maya is abused by her mother's boyfriend, an experience that haunts her for a lifetime.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Amazing Peace and Other Poems

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    "Amazing Peace" is a beautiful and deeply moving poem from Maya Angelou. Here she inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace." "Amazing Peace" is Maya Angelou's radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and is a touching celebration of the "Glad Season" that will resonate with people of all faiths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spoken Beauty

    • By Chandra on 01-05-06

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Making Magic in the World

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    This gifted storyteller poignantly shares the memories of those mentors and teachers who profoundly influenced her life. She speaks of her voluntary muteness as a child. Even in this silence, "Mama" (Angelou's grandmother) spoke prophetically to the child's unbelieving ears: "You'll speak about the glorious nature of the human spirit and what we can be striving for."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simple Truths

    • By Dr. Gatewood on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2

    • By: T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lines of rhymes  Victorian times to modern climes

    • By Marius on 04-21-04

    Regular price: $6.83

    • A Song Flung Up to Heaven

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    A Song Flung Up to Heaven opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My my my mmm mmm mmm

    • By lela on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $17.50

    • An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin

    • By: Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Many among America's wittiest, most perceptive, and popular writers join to read their works aloud at a fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Authors participating include Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe, and Calvin Trillin.

    Regular price: $7.66

    • Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

    • A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Throughout Maya Angelou's life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a best-selling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment, and connection. Now in Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant, and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love listening to Ms. Maya...

    • By Elf's Mama on 11-06-04

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Celebrations

    • Rituals of Peace and Prayer
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou's poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Could Be Used as a Sermon

    • By Janelle on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $15.93

    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this first of six volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I know why the caged bird sings

    • By HellyBelly on 01-05-08

    Regular price: $14.94