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  • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pulls at the heartstrings

  • By Terra White on 2018-09-08

dragging on

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-29

I had a really hard time continuing to listen to this story. If I were reading the text, I would definitely have stopped after the first 2 chapters.