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THE COLOR PURPLE

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Samira Wiley

Classics • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1982

In Samira Wiley's mesmerizing performance, Alice Walker's extraordinary novel glows with warmth, love, and tenacity. Wiley's skills as a narrator are well matched to Walker's vivid imagery, complex characters, and profound storytelling. An impassioned delivery and immersive characterizations illuminate the pain and determination in sisters Celie and Nettie. As their stories are told through their letters to each other, decades of growth and yearning spill into their narratives. From heartbreaking dialogue to impactful epiphanies, Walker's worlds and characters are genuine and multifaceted, and Wiley's portrayals shine with specificity and honesty. Emphatic pacing takes listeners through violence and sorrow into scenes of triumph, discovery, and joy. The audiobook is a stirring, powerful experience for first-time audiences and a worthwhile revisit for seasoned fans of Walker's work. K.S.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]

Digital Download • Audible, Inc. • 2020

DD ISBN $19.95

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