Votre titre Audible gratuit

The Color Purple

Lu par : Alice Walker
Durée : 7 h et 58 min
Prix : 17,91 €
9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.

In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning 20 years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all

The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award-nominated film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation) and remains a wrenching - yet intensely uplifting - experience for new generations of listeners.

©1982 Alice Walker (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Precious Honey
  • 09/01/2019

In depth

having only ever seen the movie it was nice to have a more in-depth fleshed-out look at all of the characters things that are hinted at in the movie play all the way out in the book very much worth the credit

4 sur 4 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/02/2019

spectacular

The narration itself itself is remarkable. Lyrical, subtle and warm. The characters seem full and on the blind cusp of their own unfolding experiences.
Sectacular story as well as audio production.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Zelda
  • 13/02/2019

what the heart wants

saw the movie years ago but as usual the movie left out some pretty important details.

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Paula
  • 17/03/2019

uncomfortably honest and genuine

This story has so many parts that parallel my white grandmother's life. It is well thought out and writen, not just pulp fiction. I listened to it all in one sitting because it was so resonant and meaningful to me, and the best audio books are always the ones read by the author. No one else could have done this one justice. It must have been so hard to write.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • TSS
  • 16/03/2019

Great!

I have seen the movie many times but the book closed so many gaps. Great!

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Delores Nelson
  • 13/03/2019

The color purple

A little harsh but a good story. A lot of characters to remember. It took a while to get into it but after the letters began I liked it a lot.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • made it to the end
  • 07/03/2019

Hallelujah

That was a great read, every detail and struggled was realistic and sad at the same time.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • KELISHIA KING
  • 28/01/2019

Tear dropper

This was WAY better than the movie!! I'm glad I read it. Definitely a good read!!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • audrey christensen
  • 16/01/2019

Excellent story.

Wonderful story. Has unexpected turns. And is hard to put away. Very enhaging. Highly recommend.