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Cry, The Beloved Country

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alan Paton

Narrated By: Michael York

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2008

Duration: 9 hours 49 minutes


This is a new reading of Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law. Set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s, Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu pastor, and his son, Absalom. Written with keen compassion and understanding, the novel powerfully evokes the experience of a land and a people torn by racial injustice. Paton said of his book: "It is a song of love for one's far distant country." Thus, it is a tale that is passionately African while also being timeless and universal. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a work of love and hope, of courage and tragedy, born of the dignity of man.


  • Anonymous

    Enjoyed this book. A meaningful story. The characters are very good people and conduct themselves in a manner that is beyond anything I have ever seen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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