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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 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

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

well narrated intersting gripping story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

No spoilers here. Listened during a road trip with my wife. we both found it thoroughly engaging.

I didnt love the voice of the female done by the Male narrator. It made the character far less likeable. Male narrator voice of her made her made her sound weak and annoying. I dont think that was the case when the female narrator was narrating the main female lead. Still it's a subjective interpretation and overall well done so 5 stars.