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    • Invisible Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,313

    Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

    • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Juneteenth

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Ellison
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moreton's Brilliant Performance of Juneteenth

    • By ok on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Three Days Before the Shooting...

    • By: Ralph Ellison, John F. Callahan - editor, Adam Bradley - editor
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman, Arthur Morey
    • Length: 63 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    At his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind roughly 2000 pages of his unfinished second novel, which he had spent nearly four decades writing. Long awaited, it was to have been the work Ellison intended to follow his masterpiece, Invisible Man. Five years later, Random House published Juneteenth, drawn from the central narrative of Ellison’s unfinished epic. Three Days Before the Shooting... gathers together in one volume, for the first time, all the parts of that planned opus, including three major sequences never before published.

    Regular price: $63.00

    • Flying Home and Other Stories

    • By: Ralph Ellison, John F. Callahan - introduction
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman, Arthur Morey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" ( The Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of [Ellison's] lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan).

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

    • By: Ralph Ellison, John F. Callahan - editor, Saul Bellow - preface
    • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman, Arthur Morey
    • Length: 33 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison's literary executor, John F. Callahan, this classic collection includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as "a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race," and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead.

    Regular price: $49.00