Their Eyes Were Watching God

Written by:
Zora Neale Hurston
Narrated by:
Ruby Dee

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2005
6 hours 44 minutes
“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. The audio is performed by the legendary Ruby Dee.
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Caroline D.

this is full on theater, not a mere narration. before the second chapter ended i was already in tears. i haven't heard any other audiobook with more character and soul woven into every line.

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Ruby Dee is phenomenal. She brings this beautiful, poignant book to life in a completely engrossing way. Loved it.

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Dyan P.

Terrific job of reading the characters’ voices and dialects. Ruby Dee is amazing!

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Samantha P.

overall story was good, there were a few parts that lost my attention. Can be a bit hard to understand, with older phrases, styles, and such.

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Eek W.

Ruby Dee's reading is perfection! Once you're plugged into the story, you forget... though there are many voices, there is only ONE person who is speaking! Superb! Of course the text is legend.

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Alfreeka W.

Listening to this book was better than watching the movie! The great Ruby Dee did an outstanding job!!

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Moira G.

Ruby Dee was incredible in the narration. Her ability to change voices and read with enthusiasm.

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Natosha D.

Zola’s writing is wonderfully descriptive and Ruby Dee’s narration was absolutely amazing. She didn’t just read this, she PERFORMED it. What a talented woman she was! Really enjoyed listening to this.

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jaime olsen

The narrator was incredible! She really brought the book to life.

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