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An American Marriage: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tayari Jones

Narrated By: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: February 2018

Duration: 9 hours 1 minutes


Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward-with hope and pain-into the future.



    Enjoyed the book. The story will get you thoroughly engrossed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • April G

    I loved this story and the realness of the plot. The narrators were engaging, bringing the characters to life. I couldn’t stop listening, wanting to hear the outcome of this American Marriage.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tiffany C.

    This book was by far one of the best books I have read this year so far. The suspense and visual I captured every detailed word entered into the book. The ongoing twist had me onnthe edge of my seat.

  • Angela P.

    This was an amazingly engrossing first novel! Can’t wait to read future books by this author. Loved the narrators too, they really brought the book to life.

  • LaShanda J.

    Ok.. This was a great book. I didn't care much for the outcome. I'm feeling full of thought yet empty.

  • Alex d

    I loved this book! the story was a love story, but it wasnt usual or traditional ... it was Real! The reader gets to experience the story from the different perspectives of each character, which reminds you how complicated humans are! Making you angry with a character one minute, and sympathizing with them the next. This story displays different types of love and healing and growth!

  • Amy L

    Wasn’t crazy about this book. Pretty predictable story line and outcome. As it went on, the narration of Celestial was like nails on a chalk board for me, just her whinny voice that seemed to drag on.

  • Judy M

    Great book - the tale of love from beginning to end was a winner

  • Kristen g

    Great book — truly enjoyed story. Didn’t love narrator doing the female side of conversation.

  • Kimberly J

    At first I thought the letter writing back and forth was going to be a nuisance, but ended up loving the format. What a tale of horrible luck, imperfection, and love. Rated the narration as a 4 only because his voice trailed off and became hard to hear at the end of some sentences, frequently enough to be annoying.