Beloved by Toni Morrison audiobook

Beloved

By Toni Morrison
Read by Toni Morrison

Random House Audio 9780701130602
12.06 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739342138

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding audio transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

A 1987 National Book Award Finalist

A 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A USA Today bestseller

Recipient of a 1988 American Book Award

A 1987 New York Times Editor’s Choice

Winner of the 1988 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Winner of the 1988 Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize for Fiction

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding audio transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story.” People
“There is something great in Beloved: a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true." New Yorker
“A masterpiece. . . . Magnificent. . . . Astounding. . . . Overpowering.” Newsweek
“Written with a force rarely seen in contemporary fiction. . . . One feels deep admiration.” USA Today
“Dazzling. . . . Magical. . . . An extraordinary work. New York Times
“A masterwork…Wonderful…I can’t imagine American literature without it.” Los Angeles Times
“A triumph.” New York Times Book Review
“A work of genuine force. . . . Beautifully written.” Washington Post
“Toni Morrison’s finest work. . . . [It] sets her apart [and] displays her prodigious talent.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Brilliant. . . . Resonates from past to present. San Francisco Chronicle
“Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature. New York Review of Books
“A magnificent heroine . . . a glorious book. Baltimore Sun
“Superb. . . . A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history. . . . Exquisitely told. Cosmopolitan
“Magical . . . rich, provocative, extremely satisfying. Milwaukee Journal
“Beautifully written. . . . Powerful. . . . Toni Morrison has become one of America’s finest novelists. Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Stunning. . . A lasting achievement. Christian Science Monitor
“Compelling . . . . Morrison shakes that brilliant kaleidoscope of hers again, and the story of pain, endurance, poetry and power she is born to tell comes right out. Village Voice
“A book worth many rereadings. Glamour
“In her most probing novel, Toni Morrison has demonstrated once again the stunning powers that place her in the first ranks of our living novelists. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Heart-wrenching . . . mesmerizing. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Shattering emotional power and impact. New York Daily News
“A rich, mythical novel . . . a triumph. St. Petersburg Times
“Powerful . . . voluptuous. New York
“Written with a force rarely seen in contemporary fiction…One feels deep admiration.” USA Today
“A work of genuine force…Beautifully written.” Washington Post
“A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story.” People
“Toni Morrison’s finest work…[It] sets her apart [and] displays her prodigious talent.” Chicago Sun-Times
“A masterpiece…Magnificent…Astounding…Overpowering.” Newsweek
“There is something great in Beloved: a play of human voices, consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets you.” New Yorker
“Superb…A profound and shattering story that carries the weight of history…Exquisitely told.” Cosmopolitan
“Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a major figure in our national literature.” New York Review of Books
“Compelling…Morrison shakes that brilliant kaleidoscope of hers again, and the story of pain, endurance, poetry, and power she is born to tell comes right out.” Village Voice
“In her most probing novel, Toni Morrison has demonstrated once again the stunning powers that place her in the first ranks of our living novelists.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Beautifully written…Powerful…Toni Morrison has become one of America’s finest novelists.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Magical…Rich, provocative, extremely satisfying.” Milwaukee Journal

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Toni Morrison

Author Bio: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor. A multiaward–winning author, she wrote twelve novels, including Beloved, which was made into a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize for literature, an American Book Award, the Norman Mailer Prize, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Condorcet Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, among others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 12.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English