Breath, Eyes, Memory

  • by Edwidge Danticat
  • Narrated by Robin Miles
  • 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti - and the enduring strength of Haiti's women - with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.
At the age of 12, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti - to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

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Great Writing, OK Story

I enjoyed the writing of in this book, but I wanted more depth. It begins strong and I expected a strong emotional build that just didn’t happen. The book largely deals with processing a traumatic event of adolescence, which was mildly interesting, but the limited character development and narrowness of the story did not fulfill the high expectations the excellent prose inspires. This is a good book, with very good narration, but I really wanted a lot more emotional depth.
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- Michael "I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read."

Amazing Narrator

The narrator made the experience even better. Her use of different accents and languages, as well as tones and volume when the story demanded a change dragged me into the story. I'm not one to listen to audio books much but this was definitely worthwhile.
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- Luis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books