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    • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,928
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,112

    Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is the luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930s, whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to 70 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ruby Dee is amazing

    • By Jennifer on 04-20-13

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Barracoon

    • The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

    In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A "must hear"

    • By D. Welch on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Their Eyes Were Watching God

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    This recently rediscovered and critically acclaimed 1937 novel tells the story of Janie Crawford, a long-legged, articulate, and fiercely independent African-American woman of the 1930s. Janie's quest for identity includes three marriages and a return to her roots. Despite her struggles, Janie never defines herself by regret, fear, or unrealistic dreams, and refuses to be anything but her own person.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely performance!

    • By Jammie on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $13.68

    • Dust Tracks on a Road

    • An Autobiography
    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one of American literature's most compelling and influential authors. Hurston's powerful novels of the South - including Jonah's Gourd Vine and, most famously, Their Eyes Were Watching God - continue to enthrall readers with their lyrical grace, sharp detail, and captivating emotionality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice!

    • By Joi Wilson on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Mules and Men

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    In Mules and Men, some of the rich cultural heritage of black America is revealed and preserved. In the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston returned to her home town of Eatonville, Florida, to collect and record the oral histories, songs, and sermons, many dating back to slavery times, that she remembered hearing as a child. These highly metaphorical folktales, "big old lies", and powerful songs helped her to recover her history, and preserve an important part of American culture.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I laughed and reminsced.

    • By Donald P. Watson on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $12.54

    • Every Tongue Got to Confess

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The bittersweet and often hilarious tale, which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners, reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to hear so I can't rate Story fairly

    • By d on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Barracoon

    • The Story of the Last Slave
    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Deborah G. Plant, Robin Miles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Abducted from Africa, sold in America. The compelling true story of one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Barracoon recounts one man’s fight for freedom. After being illegally smuggled as 'Black Cargo' 50 years after the abolition of slavery, Cudjo Lewis spent nearly six years in captivity before being finally emancipated.

    Regular price: $8.72