Song of Solomon Audiobook

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Song of Solomon

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Audiobook Description:

Macon "Milkman" Dead undertakes a journey through family history to attain a deeper understanding of his own identity. Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison performs Song of Solomon with emotion and skill, making this already incredible novel into an unforgettable listening experience.

Audiobook Details:

Release Date: May 26, 2009

Length: 02 hour(s) 57 minutes

Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.

ISBN: 0307704351

ISBN-13: 9780307704351

Language: ENG

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Average Rating:

3.93 (28,501) includes ratings
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4 10,333
3 6,397
2 1,674
1 597
  • Jan 11, 2009

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    my second toni morrison. and, again... wow. song of solomon. kind of impossible to do an all-encompassing book report, so i’ll keep it limited to this: while reading i returned, again and again, to the recent genocide in the former yugoslavia. to the first time rape had been charged as a war crime; ... more...

    20 people liked this review.

  • Apr 30, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    Toni Morrison is perhaps the most important writer living today and Song of Solomon is perhaps the best novel of the last 50 years of American life. Despite the high standing of both novel and author, there are many that chide both for delving too far into the world of African American mythology. ... more...

    9 people liked this review.

  • Jul 22, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    3

    I would like to have given a lower rating because I simply did not enjoy the read, but there is a value to this book that I cannot deny. Powerfully written, and has great cultural insight and thought. But really, I couldn't relate very well -- perhaps that is the point in many cases. I can't explain... more...

    6 people liked this review.

  • Jun 28, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    One of my absolute favorites, partly for the following:

    "You can't own a human being. You can't lose what you don't own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when yo... more...

    6 people liked this review.

  • Jul 24, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    2

    I love Toni Morrison, I really do, but this book reads like a standard lemon of a workshop story: every character has both an eccentric name and some striking characteristic. This one has no navel, and this one is supernaturally lucky, and this one jumps off of buildings. And there is none of the as... more...

    4 people liked this review.

  • Aug 13, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    this is one of those books i REFERENCE...all the time, in my head, during conversations, as in 'oh like when milkman said...' or 'that reminds me of how mason dead got his name...' also i have a lifelong fascination crush on pilate. i read the book in highschool so it's been a loooong time but i sti... more...

    4 people liked this review.

  • Nov 15, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    5

    I have read a couple of Toni Morrison's other novels, but this is the by far the best I have read. This is a stunning tale of self-discovery that follows the lives of a black family living in Michigan. The majority of the narrative revolves around Milkman, the first black child born at Mercy Hospita... more...

    4 people liked this review.

  • Apr 24, 2007

    Goodreads reviewer

    2

    Toni Morrison is an absolute master of prose rhythms and this book is beautifully written. It reads like great literature and one can see why she's deserving of her nobel prize. But I had a serious problem with this book (which I read over ten years ago so forgive me if my memory of it is vague). Th... more...

    4 people liked this review.

  • Jul 20, 2010

    Goodreads reviewer

    2

    I was some way into the novel before I realized that it is, basically, a Bildungsroman. It charts the growth into maturity of Macon Dead, Jr., nicknamed Milkman. Born into middle-class affluence, and suffering from its ennui, Milkman is torn between a dominating landlord father and a loveless, hopel... more...

    3 people liked this review.

  • Feb 14, 2008

    Goodreads reviewer

    4

    'When Hansel and Gretel stood in the forest and saw the house in the clearing before them, the little hairs at the nape of their necks must have shivered. Their knees must have felt so weak that blinding hunger alone could have propelled them forward. No one was there to warn or hold them; their p... more...

    2 people liked this review.