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    • Parting the Waters

    • America in the King Years, 1954-63
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton, CCH Pounder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    This audio adaptation focuses primarily on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the key moments that defined his rise to the forefront of the civil rights movement. From Rosa Parks' monumental arrest in Montgomery to King's imprisonment in Birmingham and his triumphant march on Washington, Taylor Branch provides an unsurpassed portrait of King's rise to greatness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Badly/horribly abridged

    • By warty bloggin on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The King Years

    • Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Leslie Odom Jr.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The essential moments of the civil rights movement are introduced and set in historical context by the author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy: Parting the Waters, Pillar of Fire, and At Canaan's Edge. Taylor Branch's three-volume history endures as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. With this brief volume, which brings to life the pivotal scenes, he relates the dramatic story of how the movement evolved from a bus strike to a political revolution, and brings this historic achievement to a wider audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful and very informative

    • By Kiersten on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $18.85

    • The Clinton Tapes

    • Wrestling History with the President
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Taylor Branch
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A groundbreaking book about the modern presidency, The Clinton Tapes invites readers into private dialogue with a gifted, tormented, resilient President of the United States. Here is what President Clinton thought and felt but could not say in public. This book rests upon a secret project, initiated by Clinton, to preserve for future historians an unfiltered record of presidential experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Clinton Tapes

    • By Capt. on 11-07-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • At Canaan's Edge

    • America in the King Years 1965-68
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and best-selling author Taylor Branch makes clear in this magisterial account of the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a place next to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of American history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I hate abridged books

    • By Susan on 10-19-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Pillar of Fire

    • America in the King Years, 1963-65
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Joe Morton, C.C.H. Pounder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 52

    In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for history. It is a monumental chronicle of a movement that stirred the Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • powerful

    • By Antwine Hurst on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $19.93