Retail pak Harper Audio/ Caedmon 1997
CS ISBN 1559945001 $18.00 Two cassettes
Zora Neale Hurston's notable story comes to life through Ruby Dee's fine interpretation. The story of Janie Crawford, her strength and gentleness, was written to be heard. Dee's deep, melodic tones enliven Hurston's evocative prose and powerful images. The colorful characters, Janie's three husbands, Mr. Killicks, Mayor Starks and Tea Cake, her friend Phoeby, and so many others emerge through Dee's strong command of dialogue and her mastery of dialect. She conveys Hurston's sense of drama and spiritual strength in a dynamic program. For readers who know Hurston's work, this program will be a joy; for those who are lucky and wise enough to discover her here, it will be an exceptional experience. R.F.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (published March 1994) © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]
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