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This is a much overlooked classic with excellent prose and deeply interesting characters. There is little external story, instead the internal stories of the characters, all misfits, all dreamers, all lovers, are juxtaposed and explored. The narration is perfect with superb pacing, expressing each characters’ internal dialogs distinctly and with emotion.
I loved this book, and particularly liked this audible addition. I finished it in one day, and will happy listen to this again.
Some of the reviews describe this as book as depressing. The book demonstrates the essential importance of not allowing your dreams to slip away, thus I found it uplifting, in its own way.
This book is not for everyone as there is virtually no action or story.
26 of 27 people found this review helpful
Wow, Cherry Jones really made this so much more interesting than the story itself. I've always bought Broadway tickets if her name was on the marquee, now I will look for any other Audio Books that she has narrated. Great, great, job.
As far as the book goes -- I am truly impressed that a twenty-three year old could write such character detail.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
Book is beautiful- not just extraordinary as with by a woman in her early twenties - but prescient in issue of race relations and moving beyond words. The central character of the mute Singer and the theme of projections is masterly
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I read this because it's one of those books that is on so many 'all time great classics' lists and I wasn't disappointed.
A fascinating look at race and how it plays out in everyday life in the life of one young girl.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
I loved this and will listen again. A story about the human condition, class, race, politics wrapped in a perfect tale of individual lives.
I can't say I enjoyed this audio and at times it just became my background noise without feeling I was missing much.