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Where does Chester B. Himes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Chester B Himes ranks among the most riveting audiobooks I have listened to so far. He trail blazed as an African American who made a living as a writer. His example inspires a new generation of writers. black, white, and of all colors.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Chester B. Himes was my favorite character. he was audacious, brash, and brilliant.
What does Ruffin Prentiss bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
First of all, I would not have gone beyond the back cover if I had attempted to read the book. Ruffin Prentiss made me believe I was hearing Chester Himes.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I wanted to listen to this book all in one sitting but only managed two-and-a-half to five hours a day. It was well worth it.
Any additional comments?
Listen to this biography and then listen to or read any Chester Himes book you can get your hands on. His Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson black detective series are available on Audible while other books are available on Amazon.
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Hats off to the narrator. Superb job narrating this lengthy biography--delivering the story line with intrigue, arousing curiosity. Traveling with Chester Himes through the Harlem Renaissance periods is a real eye opener to unclouthing its mystic.