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Precious Audiobook

Precious

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For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary.

©2009 Sapphire; (P)2009 Random House

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  • J. S.
    California - United States
    09/03/10
    Overall
    "A True Dose of Reality . . ."

    I purchased this book and had it sitting on my iPod to listen to . . but decided after watching the Academy Awards on Sunday to listen to it before I rented and watched the movie. And I was not disappointed . . although the language is raw . . the feeling is real. And the further you get into the story . . . you realize it's not just about being black, poor or the result of a system of well-fare that frequently instead of helping people . . only makes them more dependent and promotes fraud. It also reminds us of a society that preys on females . . . and that abuse crosses all color barriers. And it's the story of one girl's ability to overcome all of these barriers . . . and develop into a whole person. A truly inspirational story . . . now I'm looking forward to watching the movie based on it as well.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States
    27/12/09
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    "Emotional Rollercoaster"

    It's hard to find the words that can describe the feelings brought about by this book. Anger doesn't seem to be quite right, nor does sadness. Precious is a product of her environment, which is a product of our society. Her tale is gut-wrenching and all too real.

    After you've recovered from the horrors in this book, you want to jump up and take action against all the forces involved in creating the situation in which Precious lives.

    This book is a must for everyone - especially educators and anyone else working with underprivileged and/or abused children.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sophia
    everett, WA, USA
    21/12/09
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    "compelling"

    I got this not knowing much about the writer or story. Just kept hearing the Oscar buzz for it. I can not express enough how heart wrenching gutting and somehow drizzled with hope this journey has been. I have cried, cheered and have been taken on a journey through the narrators voice. The language is real, raw unrepentant. Days later I'm still thinking of Precious...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Kerry
    Takoma Park MD
    15/11/09
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    "Fantastic narration"

    As soon as I listed to the sample I knew I had to download this. The narrator is stunningly talented and the book is gripping. Highly recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Akisha
    katy, TX, USA
    14/11/09
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    "This was good"

    First audio book and this was good!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lindsay
    san angelo, TX, USA
    10/11/09
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    "Very engaging. A must download!"

    This is a very moving story of triumph over tragedy. If you download one audiobook this year, let this be the one.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Sernearia
    United States
    16/12/09
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    "Amazing"

    This is such a great book. No it wasn't deep and it wasn't long but it made its point very clear. The movie was good but the book is great. I felt like I was walking with Precious through all of her issues.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andromeda
    25/11/09
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    "An Extraordinary Life"

    This young lady is unique and extraordinary because all despicable behavior that humans can inflict, she experienced first hand. It took me awhile to listen to the book, because I could not stop crying. I thought my childhood was awful, this is the most awful case of child abuse,everyone has failed Precious. I am dumbfounded that Precious states in the last part of her book, "I don't hate no one". I really do not know if I could not hate after living thru abuse such as what she lived. She is truly a wonderful person.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lucinda
    Chicago, IL, United States
    24/12/09
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    "Brutal and Beautiful"

    This was a brutal listen. At an early point I wasn't sure that I would get through it and then I realized I couldn't possibly not listen. Beautifully read, very poetic. Gripping.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • antigudra
    pine bluff, AR, United States
    09/01/10
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    "LIFE IS NOT A CRYSTAL STAIRWAY."

    When, I first listened to this book. I was like the language was a little rough. Then, after listening for a while. I was this is reality for a lot of people. Precious really did not have a chance at all. She had a abusive mother and father. This book will take you thru a lot of emotions. You realize life is really not a crystal stairway.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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