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    • Beloved

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but 18 years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Important subject but ...

    • By Mrs on 23-05-11

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Mouth Full of Blood

    • Essays, Speeches, Meditations
    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
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    Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout A Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Sula

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two girls who grow up to become women...two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Jazz

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Song of Solomon

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
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    Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garcia Marquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Missing sections and strange dubs

    • By Lisa Daniels on 01-05-14

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Tar Baby

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Desiree Coleman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book bad ending

    • By Nancy Smith on 12-07-18

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Tar Baby

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Alfre Woodard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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    Through a season of untroubled ease, the lives of five people move with a ritualized grace until, one night, a ragged, starving black American street man breaks into their house. And, in a single moment, with the perverse decision not to call for help but instead to invite the man to sit with them and eat, everything changes.

    Regular price: £17.09

    • Who's Got Game?

    • By: Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison
    • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Toni and Slade Morrison's New York Times best-selling series of fables is now available on audio and includes "The Ant or the Grasshopper?", "The Lion or the Mouse?", and "Poppy or the Snake?". Told with vibrant language and rich in rhythm, these empowering tales are now available in one fantastic audio package.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Home [French Version]

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Anna Mouglalis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Amérique 1950 : le "White only" s'applique partout : bus, hôtels, culture ; pour un soldat noir, voyager d'un Etat à l'autre est une odyssée. C'est dans un pays au bord de l'implosion que, de retour de la guerre de Corée, Frank Money, miné par de terribles crises d'angoisse et une incapacité totale à renouer avec les autres, reçoit un appel au secours de sa sœur gravement malade, lui demandant de venir à Atlanta.

    Regular price: £16.79

    • Gott, hilf dem Kind

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Nina Kunzendorf
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lula Ann ist solch ein tiefschwarzes Baby, dass ihre Mutter bei der Geburt fast zu Tode erschrickt und der Vater die junge Familie verlässt, weil er das Kind nicht als seines anerkennen kann. Die Mutter zieht Lula Ann allein groß und lehrt sie Gehorsam und Unterwürfigkeit, um nur nicht aufzufallen. Doch die heranwachsende Tochter sträubt sich gegen die verordnete Angepasstheit. Sie ändert ihren Namen in Bride, kleidet sich in provokant strahlendes Weiß, macht Karriere und befreit sich auf ihre Weise von der Vergangenheit.

    Regular price: £13.89

    • The New Yorker, November 21st 2016 (Amy Davidson, Toni Morrison, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Amy Davidson, Toni Morrison, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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    In this issue: "To Serve or Not to Serve" by Amy Davidson; "Aftermath": "A Democratic Opposition" by George Packer; "Health of the Nation" by Atul Gawande; "Bryant Park: A Memoir" by Hilary Mantel; "Four-Cornered Flyover" by Peter Hessler; "Mourning for Whiteness" by Toni Morrison; "The Dark-Money Cabinet" by Jane Mayer; "On Saying No" by Evan Osnos; "The Highest Court" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Donald Trump, Poet" by Mary Karr; "Wars Within" by Jill Lepore; "Dystopia" by Gary Shteyngart; "Radical Hope" by Junot Díaz; "Esmé in Neverland" by Jill Lepore; and "Predators" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Délivrances

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Anna Mouglalis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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    Dans son onzième roman, qui se déroule à l'époque actuelle, Toni Morrison décrit sans concession des personnages longtemps prisonniers de leurs souvenirs et de leurs traumatismes. Au centre du récit, une jeune femme qui se fait appeler Bride. La noirceur de sa peau lui confère une beauté hors norme. Au fil des ans et des rencontres, elle connaît doutes, succès et atermoiements.

    Regular price: £20.19

    • Elskede [Beloved]

    • By: Toni Morrison
    • Narrated by: Jette Mechlenburg
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
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    Elskede foregår i årene lige efter den amerikanske borgerkrig og tager udgangspunkt i en sand historie om en sort kvinde, der myrder sit spædbarn for at redde det fra et liv som slave. Romanens hovedperson er Sethe, en tidligere slave, som nu bor med sin datter Denver i et hus, der hjemsøges af hendes myrdede spædbarn. Alle karaktererne i Elskede er stærkt plagede af deres for-tid, og deres nutid er en bestandig kamp imod fortidens minder.

    Regular price: £28.89