Library Ed. Recorded Books/ Griot Audio 2004
CS ISBN 9781402582455 $123.75 Eleven cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1402582479 $123.75 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
In a year when the film industry honors two African-American men with its highest honors, Thompson's audiobook confronts us with the broken dreams and minor victories that America's racial policy dictated for African-Americans less than a generation ago. Kevin R. Free moves smoothly through a series of both black and white Southern accents, across generations, even shifting cadence for regional variations of speech. Free's female voices are always interestingly stylized. Free’s inability to carry a tune is the only false note he hits in this story of a blues singer's journey to the silver screen. P.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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