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by | Read by Peter Francis James

Classics • 17.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1940

Polite and even fearful in the presence of his white "betters," Bigger Thomas also hates them with a passion not even he can fully fathom. When he says "Yes, Sir" and "No, Sir," narrator Peter Francis James gets the menace in there behind the stilted manners. James has a gorgeous voice, a voice to fill a room with, and plays some characters with dash and conviction. Unfortunately, he reads the all-knowing narrator with less modulation, reminding us that the book is half novel and half political manifesto. Still, this is memorable presentation of a landmark in American literature. Bigger Thomas thinks and then does the unthinkable. He was invented in 1940. Now he has a voice. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 08]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio/ Caedmon • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-06-145783-8 $39.95 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2008

CS ISBN 978-0-7887-2112-0 $113.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4025-1558-3 $123.75 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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