Written by:
Toni Morrison
Narrated by:
Toni Morrison

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2015
3 hours 1 minute
From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner, a passionate, profound story of love and obsession that brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of Black urban life. With a foreword by the author.

“As rich in themes and poetic images as her Pulitzer Prize–winning Beloved.... Morrison conjures up the hand of slavery on Harlem’s jazz generation. The more you listen, the more you crave to hear.” —Glamour

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This novel “transforms a familiar refrain of jilted love into a bold, sustaining time of self-knowledge and discovery. Its rhythms are infectious” (People).

'The author conjures up worlds with complete authority and makes no secret of her angst at the injustices dealt to Black women.” —The New York Times Book Review
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Matt H

This is a very VERY abridged version and you miss like half of the story.

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Caroline N.

Abridged but read wonderfully

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Rochelle F

I felt like I was a part of the characters lives! Everything felt so real and the added snips of jazz and Toni's voice, made the whole experience feel wonderful. I did not want it to end.

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Joel Pacheco

The stories can be so relatable and the way Toni narrates I never miss a word. She has such clarity especially in the way she describes scenes and portrays a character

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