Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Audiobook CD - 2004
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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.This poetic, graceful love story, rooted in Black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, celebrates boldly and brilliantly African-American culture and heritage. And in a powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a Black woman who, though constricted by the times, still demanded to be heard.Originally published in 1937 and long out of print, the book was reissued in 1975 and nearly three decades later Their Eyes Were Watching God is considered a seminal novel in American fiction.Performed by Ruby Dee
Publisher: [United States] : Caedmon, 2004
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780060776534
Branch Call Number: Ju CD F HUR
Additional Contributors: Dee, Ruby


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Oct 07, 2018

This audiobook is so very worth it.

debwalker May 25, 2018

The Oscar winner of audiobooks! "Ruby Dee's reading of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God is not only one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard but also a truly great feat of acting." Stephen McCauley

Apr 26, 2017

Poetic, beautifully written and full of insights about people and love. Janie's story is heart-wrenching and tender, hopeful and powerful.

Aug 13, 2016

A book that I would never have chosen to experience, and now that I have, I feel lucky that I did. The narration is excellent, though I got a bit confused at several moments during the dialogue, since I couldn't tell who was saying what because there was only one reader. Nonetheless, the beginning third and the last fifth are especially engaging. The accents put on (central and northern Florida African-American) certainly sounded convincing to me.

Jun 17, 2013

This is the best audiobook I have ever enjoyed. Ruby Dee is a truly gifted reader. She not only makes every voice different, and she interrupts herself with different voices. Fantastic. Great story.

Natillez Mar 04, 2011

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