The Black Men and Steven Spielberg

  • by Jules Okapi
  • Narrated by Robyn Hurst
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Semi-autobiographical but mostly fantastical essay on growing up in the outdoors of California, and the importance of having family just as quirky and not-quirky as you are.


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What made the experience of listening to The Black Men and Steven Spielberg the most enjoyable?

The story and Robin Hurst voice

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Black Men and Steven Spielberg?

When the fort was destroyed and things changed

Which scene was your favorite?

All actually

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end and the part of pretending

Any additional comments?

Was an enjoyable story. Robyn Hurst voice was amazing and made the story come to life!

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- mdenny

A Beautiful Series of Vignettes

Would you consider the audio edition of The Black Men and Steven Spielberg to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version of this book, but I can definitely recommend the audio version. It has been masterfully read by Robyn Hurst, who's easy-to-listen-to narration brings Jules Okapi's words to life in a way that makes you want to drift away on them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The story is from the point of view of only one character, the narrator, and we see her impressions of her own life flash before our eyes as we listen to the static pictures and short spaces of time that she remembers fly by us.

Have you listened to any of Robyn Hurst’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but I am definitely willing to buy another book narrated by Robyn Hurst. She has a sweet voice that easily picks up the different characters and their attitudes throughout the story.

Who was the most memorable character of The Black Men and Steven Spielberg and why?

The main character, because the whole book is her life as she remembers it in pieces.

Any additional comments?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are pictures created by words worth? Jules Okapi's short story is about a life seen through vivid images and segments of time that display, in stunning detail, what that life is to the person who lives it. Robyn Hurst's masterful narration brings these 'picture windows' to life in a way that let's those of us who listen relive our own childhood--both in the fanciful memories that seemed so important to us back then, and in the stark understanding of what loss--and our first taste of the real world--felt like.

This is a wonderful book and, because it is only 30 minutes long, is the perfect selection for a drive, or for a short trip outside of your own mind. I would recommend it to anyone.

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- Diana Welch

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2014
  • Publisher: White Sun Press