The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Narrated By: J.D. Jackson

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: December 2008

Duration: 6 hours 22 minutes


Ta-Nehisi Coates' debut is an infectious, reflective memoir-a lyrical saga of surviving the crack-stricken streets of Baltimore in the '80s. Son of Vietnam vet and black awareness advocate Paul Coates-a poor man who set out to publish lost classics of black history-Ta- Nehisi drifts toward salvation at Howard University, while his ominous brother Big Bill finds his own rhythm hustling.