Mama by Terry McMillan audiobook

Mama

By Terry McMillan
Read by Marjorie Johnson

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792799771

Runtime: 8.77 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Mildred Peacock is the tough, funny, feisty heroine of Mama, a survivor who’ll do anything to keep her family together. In Mildred’s world, men come and go as quickly as her paychecks, but her five children are her dream, her hope and her future. Not since Alice Walker’s The Color Purple has a black woman’s story been portrayed with such rich power, honesty, and love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Terry McMillan’s gutsy style drives Mama along like an engine.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A gutsy depiction of a soul in America…powerfully evocative and inspired.” Boston Globe
“It doesn’t take a huge stretch of imagination to believe the characters that [McMillan] makes up because they aren’t necessarily made-up. They are people that you could easily picture and their plights are faced by human beings every day…McMillan is a great storyteller.” Examiner.com
“Marjorie Johnson’s breathy, close-to-the-mike delivery quickly establishes intimacy in the first heartrending scene. Her vocal agility and range draw the listener into the story of an African-American family’s desperate and heroic gamble against the odds. Johnson’s performance celebrates the diversity of the novel’s characters, as well as their strength.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Terry McMillan

Author Bio: Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan is a New York Times bestselling author of a number of novels, including Disappearing Acts, Getting to Happy, and Waiting to Exhale. She studied journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which won both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She is also a recipient of the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English