Library Ed. MasterBuy Audiobooks 2004
CS ISBN 0974208809 $44.95 Six cassettes
Du Bois's classic, first published in 1903, is read with sensitivity and insight by Warren Hazlett. As the author writes of the condition of blacks in the United States, the influence of leaders such as Booker T. Washington, and the meanings of black music, which he calls "sorrow songs," the listener will be struck by how many of his observations still resonate in the new millennium. Hazlett narrates with strength and nuance, and the immediacy of his style brings the book to life. His phrasing and intonations are always appropriate to the text, expressing the shade of emotion needed. Those who might find the text difficult to stay with--or who might never have attempted to read the book--should be drawn along with the narrative, thanks to Hazlett's skill. M.A.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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