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Go Tell It On the Mountain

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Baldwin

Narrated By: Adam Lazarre-White

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2013

Duration: 8 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

James Baldwin's stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America. Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Go Tell it on the Mountain is an unsurpassed portrayal of human beings caught up in a dramatic struggle and of a society confronting inevitable change.

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  • Colette Thomas

    This is an amazing book. It was my introduction to Baldwin, and I have completely fallen in love. I loved how the action of the novel takes place in a single day, yet by shifting viewpoints during a church service covers each characters' history. He writes his female characters beautifully. I plan to listen to this again so I can write down some of the phrases and passages. Now I'm listening to The Fire Next Time. I recommend that everyone read/listen to Baldwin--not just those who understand the culture or have time and inclination to try, as another reviewer suggested. This book is a great work of American literature.

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  • Sasha Mesmain

    Good book for people who can understand the culture and have the time to devote to it

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  • Mia Coleman

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  • Kawika S.

    This book is AMAZING!!! This audio evokes the emotion of the passage well!!! Mr.Baldwin was and is a genius!