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    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement, and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such perfect diction and attention to detail

    • By Tessa Hancock on 12-03-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Letter to My Daughter

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just like sitting in grandma's kitchen

    • By Rachael Johnson on 02-03-18

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Maya Angelou: The Autobiographies

    • Six BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Indie Gjesdal, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th century black America.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Mom & Me & Mom

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 87

    The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple best-selling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence - a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful inspiring autobiography

    • By emma on 02-05-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • And Still I Rise (Unabridged Selections)

    • A Book of Poems
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    The beloved and best-selling author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings reads aloud from her third book of verse. She not only gives life to many of her most cherished poems, but she also presents personal introductions to several favorites, including "One More Round", "Woman Work", and "Life Doesn't Frighten Me".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely to listen too whilst on the beach. <br />

    • By Husnaa on 07-07-18

    Regular price: £7.89

    • The Heart of a Woman

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating

    • By Mrs V A Rowe on 02-04-17

    Regular price: £15.59

    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    In this first of six volumes of autobiography, poet Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Sent at a young age to live with her grandmother in Arkansas, Angelou learned a great deal from this exceptional woman and the tightly knit black community there. These very lessons carried her throughout the hardships she endured later in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love love love

    • By loulou on 27-05-19

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to be treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power of spirituality to move and shape your life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True To Life

    • By Gillian on 04-09-06

    Regular price: £13.19

    • The Best Poems of All Time, Volume 2

    • By: T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Natalie Cole, D.B. Sweeney
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This poetry companion puts favorite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favorites.

    Regular price: £6.69

    • Even the Stars Look Lonesome

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she recreates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, emotive, real, sincere, beautiful book

    • By Mrs M Manderson on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £13.19

    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Cecilia Noble, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Abandoned by their parents, Maya and her older brother, Bailey, are sent to live with their grandmother and uncle in the small Southern town of Stamps in Arkansas. Struggling with rejection, they endure the prejudice of their white neighbours and suffer several racist incidents. One day, their father unexpectedly returns and takes the children to live with their mother in St Louis, Missouri. Aged only eight, Maya is abused by her mother's boyfriend, an experience that haunts her for a lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!

    • By Louise on 08-08-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

    • A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Throughout Maya Angelou's life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a best-selling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and calm, accomplishment, and connection. Now in Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, Angelou shares memories pithy and poignant, and the recipes that helped to make them both indelible and irreplaceable.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Celebrations

    • Rituals of Peace and Prayer
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou's poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Amazing Peace and Other Poems (Unabridged)

    • And Other Poems by Maya Angelou
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Amazing Peace" is a beautiful and deeply moving poem from Maya Angelou. Here she inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. "Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward," she writes, "and speak the word aloud. Peace." "Amazing Peace" is Maya Angelou's radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and is a touching celebration of the "Glad Season" that will resonate with people of all faiths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short and very sweet.

    • By MARK HEWITT on 02-02-16

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Making Magic in the World

    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Michael Toms
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    This gifted storyteller poignantly shares the memories of those mentors and teachers who profoundly influenced her life. She speaks of her voluntary muteness as a child. Even in this silence, "Mama" (Angelou's grandmother) spoke prophetically to the child's unbelieving ears: "You'll speak about the glorious nature of the human spirit and what we can be striving for."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • POWERFUL AND PERSONAL

    • By TheZee on 08-12-13

    Regular price: £1.39