If Beale Street Could Talk

  • by James Baldwin
  • Narrated by Bahni Turpin
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a 19-year-old girl in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad.
Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions - affection, despair, and hope.
In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The narrator did her thing, I love it!!!

This book is a mirror of my life. From jail, their ages, their families, the charges, the innocence, to the mother venturing out and seeking truth. I am with my husband this very day 23 years later. I know this kind of love, Mr. Baldwin nailed it. Well done.
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- Vicky

Beautiful Timeless Story

It's a nice story, not as twisty as most of Baldwin's books....I kept waiting for him to really go deeper...
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- Eric Coker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.