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by | Read by JD Jackson

Classics • 22.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1953

Wright, perhaps best known for the classic NATIVE SON, does not disappoint with this title, and JD Jackson's narration transforms the audiobook into a nearly theatrical experience. Cross Damon is a Black man who is struggling to make his way in an unwelcoming world. Only when his life takes a dramatic turn does Damon see an opportunity to break free from society's oppression. Jackson's voice is so versatile, nuanced, and agile that he can shift characters and tone without missing a beat. His delivery is well paced and alive. Indeed, the listener must be willing to coast along on the momentum or be left behind. The result is a solid performance of a challenging novel. Painfully relevant, this production is well worth a listen. L.B.F. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780063004252 $42.99

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