Another Country (audiobook)

Read by Dion Graham
16.2 hrs • 13 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 02/01/09
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 02/17/09 9780792760511
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 02/17/09 9780792761853
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New York Times bestseller

Nominated as a PBS Great American Read selection

Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race, and America in the 1950s.

Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country tells the story of the suicide of jazz musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way. It is a novel of passions—sexual, racial, political, artistic—that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the 1950s.

Review Quotes

“Dion Graham’s low-key performance is a great way to re-read Another Country and imagine this world all over again.”

BookRiot (audio review)

“Despite its dated lingo and moral standards, this classic audiobook feels both fresh and potent. One reason is the narration of Dion Graham, whose velvet intonation is a perfect match for this novel. The other reason for its freshness might be Baldwin’s nonjudgmental style—particularly in regard to the racial and sexual tensions…Baldwin’s encapsulation of late ’50s Greenwich Village seems spot on, like a perfectly preserved diorama. It’s hard to believe that it’s taken almost five decades to bring this epic story to audio, but this classy unabridged recording is definitely worth the wait.”


“Brilliantly and fiercely told.”

New York Times

“An almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience.”

Washington Post

“A novel that explores the interconnectedness of the character’s lives and how easily things can get tangled up. Baldwin has influenced a whole generation of queer writers and remains one of the greats.”