Song of Solomon

  • by Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by Toni Morrison
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly.With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

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What the Critics Say

"A rich, full novel. . . . It lifts us up [and] impresses itself upon us like a love affair." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A rhapsodic work... Intricate and inventive." (The New Yorker)
"A fine novel exuberantly constructed. . . . So rich in its use of common speech, so sophisticated in its use of literary traditions and language from the Bible to Faulkner...it is also extremely funny." (The Hudson Review)

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Poorly Edited

Years ago I read this story. Thought I would enjoy revisting an ABRIDGED version read by the Author. Ms Morrision's voice is so lovely. The edits on the story are horrible. Suddenly a man's voice interrupts the story and reads a few lines to bridge the cuts in the audio. I cannot even listen to it. Sentences don't even flow. Is there a way to get my money back on this one. Very poor Quality. Do not buy it.
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- JACK

Not a full read Book...

This book is not read in full. It skips full paragraphs at a time, very hard to follow.
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- Dan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio