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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 4,661
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,864

    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

    • 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 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • Every Tongue Got to Confess

    • By: Zora Neale Hurston
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • The Bluest Eye

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Abridgement

    • By deidre on 04-23-11

    Regular price: $19.93

    • 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 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • X Minus One: Time and Time Again

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Launch your imagination and break the bonds of time and space with radio's highly acclaimed science-fiction anthology X Minus One! Produced in cooperation with science fiction magazines of the day, the series featured provocative stories by the genre's top genre authors. Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy, Robert Sheckley, and more helped Americans of the 1950s look to the future. Dramatized with an atmosphere of excitement, top radio voices like Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth, Ruby Dee, Mandel Kramer, Joe DeSantis, and Bill Lipton gave voice to their visionary tales.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry, it is just too dated

    • By frequent buyer on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $22.39

    • With Ossie and Ruby

    • In This Life Together
    • By: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating Historical Context

    • By A. Ware on 04-11-08

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Member of the Wedding

    • By: Carson McCullers
    • Narrated by: June Angela, John Cothran Jr, Ruby Dee, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Gangly, outspoken 12-year-old Frankie Addams yearns to belong to the “we of me,” and in a Southern kitchen, pours her heart out to the family cook, Berenice. One of the most beautiful plays ever written about loneliness and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Electric Performances...

    • By Gretchen SLP on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • With Ossie and Ruby

    • In This Life Together
    • By: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Dessa Rose

    • A Novel
    • By: Sherley Anne Williams
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    This is the story of an extraordinary friendship between two remarkable women, both caught in the shadow of slavery in the 19th-century South. One is an escaped black slave under sentence of death; the other is white, yet committed to end the horrors her neighbors accept as a matter of course. Ruby Dee's passionate and sensitive readings gives a poignant sense of reality to this magnificent novel of courage, daring and love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One Star from Perfect

    • By Marty on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Maggie's American Dream

    • The Life and Times of a Black Family
    • By: James P. Comer
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Maggie Comer was a poor, uneducated mother of five who believed that the only way her children were going to make something of themselves in the world was through education. Fighting obstacles such as racism, oppression, poverty, hardship, and World War II, Maggie made certain her childrenhad the opportunity to live the American Dream she never could.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • must read!!!!!!

    • By sweetpkb on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Rush Home Road

    • By: Lori Lansens
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    When a 70-year-old woman finds a five-year-old girl abandoned on her doorstep, she is thrust into a sorrowful past that can only be conquered with the help of the girl who opened her memory - the very girl she is trying to save. This first novel, according to author Jacquelyn Mitchard, is one of "exquisite power, honesty, and conviction...quite nearly without flaws."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rush Home Road

    • By S. Davis on 10-19-03

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Family Comes of Age

    • An Unabridged Selection from With Ossie and Ruby
    • By: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Before We Met

    • An Unabridged Selection from With Ossie and Ruby
    • By: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Hookin' Up

    • An Unabridged Selection from With Ossie and Ruby
    • By: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Narrated by: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, cherished not merely for their gifts as actors but also for their lifelong commitment to human rights, family values, and community. Now, in a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

    Regular price: $17.09