Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Downloadable Audiobook - 2000
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"A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don't know how to live properly." --Zadie Smith

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years--due largely to initial audiences' rejection of its strong black female protagonist--Hurston's classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. The audio is performed by the legendary Ruby Dee.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2000.
ISBN: 9780060842765
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook_Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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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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