• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-12-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (208 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A phenomenal #1 best seller that has appeared on The New York Times best seller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life.
©1970 Maya Angelou (P)1996 Random House Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Simultaneously touching and comic." (The New York Times)
"It is a heroic and beautiful book." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Elton on 12-17-05

Almost Gripping

This is not an unabridged version. Having a different narrator bridge portions of the book was a little wierd. There are breaks in the editing that are a bit strange. Angelou has a wonderful voice for this genre, but she seems to rush when you want her to slow down. Her singing voice almost had me singing along with her. This is a beautiful book in its original printed version, but the audio version is lacking something.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Drew on 03-30-06

fair

The author does an excellent job reading the story. However, the book has been shortened to the point that it is more or less a trailer. Poor job on the publishing/editing end. Too short.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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