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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

by | Read by Bahni Turpin

Fiction • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1974

James Baldwin convincingly writes from the perspective of a teenaged girl, and narrator Bahni Turpin's delivery heightens the raw power of his storytelling. Portraying the anguish and transcendence of adolescent love, Turpin brings 19-year-old Tish to life, capturing all her pain and hope with edginess and unflagging energy. In actuality, Turpin offers two distinctly separate performances--that of the story's narrator and that of the protagonist. Although both roles are tied together through Baldwin's use of first-person narration, Turpin differentiates between the narrative and the character's dialogue and actions through a masterful variety of tones and inflections. The result lifts Tish from the static page and brings her into the room. N.J.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2016]

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Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 978-1-5046-8084-4 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5046-8081-3 $16.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504680820 $69.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781504680837 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781504680783 multiple sources

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