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  • The Saga of an American Family
  • Written by: Alex Haley
  • Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
  • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
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Roots

Written by: Alex Haley
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
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Roots is a groundbreaking story of history and family that spanned continents and touched generations. One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots galvanized the nation and created an extraordinary political, racial, social, and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America’s past, and we continue to feel its reverberations today.

©1974 Alex Haley. Copyright renewed 2004 by Myran Haley, Cynthia Haley, Lydia Haley and William Haley (P)2023 Audible, Inc.

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Roots remains a current read for all time

I first read this book in my teens and listening to this audio version many decades later, the impact is no less greater and an emotional rollercoaster. It's is so appalling to comprehend the evil that the slave trade was. The ghost still haunts our society centuries after its so called demise. Alex Haley's works and name is imprinted in history for all time.

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Unforgettable!

One of the most well researched books I've ever read! The author takes you on an emotional journey from Kinta's village in Africa to his cruel new home in America. An absolute masterpiece and must read!

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Incredible story and well presented.

Thank you for having made this book available on Audible. It is an amazing story and well presented.

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