AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Ruby Dee

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1937

Ruby Dee transforms herself many times during her narration of Zora Neale Hurston's famous novel about Southern African-American culture in the 1930s. Some of the time Dee is Janie Crawford, the young heroine; at other times, she's an old woman, old man, or adolescent boy. Dee is marvelous in all the roles in this stage-worthy performance. She switches voices and dialects seamlessly, and she uses pauses cleverly, giving listeners time to understand the sometimes intricate dialects and mysterious images that Hurston uses. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2004

CD ISBN 9780060776534 $34.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×