This audiobook is a tour de force. The talented Joe Morton gives a virtuoso narration. Morton inhabits the novel's unnamed narrator and draws the listener into his remarkable world from the first to the last sentence. His exceptional portrayals of the wide cast of characters, ranging from a poor Southern black farmer to Harlem hipsters, white tycoons, and black matriarchs make this audiobook especially vivid. This iconic novel, which won the 1953 National Book Award, is widely thought of as one of the most important of the twentieth century. Morton rises to every occasion. Whether he's evoking the famous race riot scene or the harrowing episode at the paint factory--all is made real and memorable. This is an audiobook to cherish. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2010
DD ISBN 9780307915122 $24.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
DD ISBN 9780307917249 $95.00
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