AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Charles M. Blow

Biography & Memoir • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

This audiobook is a welcome exception to light, and overly hopeful, memoirs. The author, a NEW YORK TIMES columnist, is unsparing in his truthfulness and emotion. Yes, there are hope and life and happiness, but Blow also accentuates the grittiness, racism, and challenges he faced growing up in the South in the 1970s. As narrator, Blow has a deep, low voice that has an Everyman quality to it. He reads much too slowly and with little variation in pitch and tone, but his diction is excellent, and his story is compelling. The importance of the book is that it's Blow's story, and he makes it sound personal. He creates a vivid world that is captivating and absorbing. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2015]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3020-7 $29.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3021-4 $14.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4915-3019-1 $14.99


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3022-1 $62.97 • Eight CDs

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


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 ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×