Meant to Be by Rita Coburn Whack audiobook

Meant to Be

By Rita Coburn Whack
Read by Lizan Mitchell and Susan Spain

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664438491

  • ISBN: 9781664546325

Runtime: 10.12 Hours
Category: Fiction/Religious
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Emmy Award winner Rita Coburn Whack's writing has been favorably compared to the work of Maya Angelou. In Meant to Be, Whack tells the story of a wise young woman named Patience who is about to embark upon a journey of the soul. When a traumatic incident causes Patience to lose sight of God's path, she must find a way to regain her spirituality and cross the bridge into womanhood. With a heartfelt dual narration, listeners will savor this tale of reflection and spiritual awakening.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Whack has a secure turn of phrase and dares to introduce humor into the most poignant story. I like this kind of writing. Let’s have more.” Maya Angelou
Meant to Be is bursting with history, down-home vernacular and spiritual wisdom. The author, an award-winning TV and radio producer, has an obvious love for black history and culture and takes every opportunity to incorporate it into the story. Her narrative often goes out on a limb, using different literary genres to blend several stories in the earthly and spiritual realms.” Chicago Tribune
“Heartfelt…The book makes a sincere attempt to integrate Christianity, black history, and fiction, and Whack’s considerable narrative ability and the color and vigor of her prose add up to a highly readable tale.” Publishers Weekly
“Mitchell’s and Spain’s seamless narration is filled with torturous turns through black vernacular as they crisscross through evocative church scenes, irreverent teen musings, deep remorse, and passion-filled reverie. Their voluptuous voices adroitly capture every oral quirk and nuance. They carefully create discernible personalities—young and old, male and female—while carrying each emotional sequence to a fulfilling conclusion.” Booklist (audio review)
“The call of the big city is at the center of this strong autobiographical first novel, and the vibrant Chicago setting—from the jazz clubs and the glamorous lakefront to the black working-class suburbs—roots the story across generations…It’s the trouble and the aching family discoveries that will speak to many readers.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Rita Coburn Whack

Author Bio: Rita Coburn Whack

Rita Coburn Whack is a writer, television and radio producer, and on-air radio contributor. She is a two-time Emmy winner. She currently contributes to WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English