LISTENER

Amanda

  • 1
  • review
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 1
  • rating
  • 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 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

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

Wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-21

Loved this title but the only criticism I have is when the male narrator imitates the female voice. Voice is a powerful conveyor of character and when the male narrator performs the voice for Celestial one gets the impression of a meek and whinny woman; a contradiction to when the female narrator performs chapters as Celestial.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful