• Mother of Pearl

  • A Novel
  • By: Melinda Haynes
  • Narrated by: Nana Visitor
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-05-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (137 ratings)

Regular price: $35.00

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Publisher's Summary

Set in small town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Mother of Pearl is populated by wonderfully rich and original characters with themes of identity and the true meaning of family interwoven throughout. The story revolves around 28-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Komer, a 15-year-old white girl who is the daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Their paths cross through Joody Two Sun, a seer, who becomes Even's lover. Both Even and Valuable are seeking the family, love, and commitment they never had, and their search ultimately takes both of them to places they never dreamed they'd go.
©1999 Melinda Haynes (P)1999 NewStar Media Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Nana on 06-23-11

Narrator problem??

This probably could have been a much better book if the narrator was better. I love listening to audio books, but this one was really difficult to get into and stay focused on. This is the only book - from a large library - that I had to be alone in a quiet room to try to follow. I also had a hard time knowing which character was speaking. I couldn't tell the boys for the girls! It certainly wouldn't be a book that I would recommend for a first time listener!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Louise on 10-12-06

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I give it two stars for effort. The reader had the same voice for every person so I never knew who was speaking. I always give a book a chance and go by Oprah but this time I give a thumbs down. Too hard to follow the story.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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