The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C2825
Released: Sep 03, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419302947
Narrator/s: Cherry Jones
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In 1940 Richard Wright described Carson McCullers' first novel as a work of "astonishing humanity." This American classic and Oprah's Book Club selection, hailed as a masterpiece, has been cherished by readers for more than 60 years. In a small Georgia mill town during the depression, four misfits form a group that revolves around a deaf-mute whose sole companion has been sent to an insane asylum.

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Author(s): Carson McCullers
Narrator(s): Cherry Jones
Product Number Z100091977
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780060782627

Professional reviews

"There are many ways to describe this book: heartbreaking, stunning, unforgettable, human. However it is described, McCullers's masterpiece is riveting reading because of its appeal to our sense of morality and the way it touches on race, class, religion, and family. Narrator Cherry Jones is perfect for this work. She has a quirky, natural reading voice that draws us into the novel and the ability to create riveting characters and accents that capture the mood and pacing of the time. Jones inhabits each person we meet, creating a moral center that she uses to complement McCullers's words. These people have real emotions, and they make critical mistakes we can identify with. Together, narrator and author have created a world worth listening to. R.I.G. 2005 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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