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A Lesson Before Dying Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.61 (21,129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernest J. Gaines Narrator: Lionel Mark Smith and Roger Guenveur Smith Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jefferson is an innocent and unwitting party to a deadly liquor store shoot-out in the 1940s. As the only survivor, he is tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, a university-trained teacher at the plantation school, is persuaded to visit Jefferson in his cell. Wiggins is torn between staying in his native Cajun community or moving on. The 2 men gradually form a bond as they jointly discover the simple heroism of resisting - and denying - the expected. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Malissa | 2/17/2014

    " I wasn't that into it but it had a very powerful last few pages that made me have a better respoect for the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Joy | 1/7/2014

    " 8/7.5 -- interesting and sad. What have we done in our lives and what do we leave behind as a legacy? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Cheryl | 1/6/2014

    " I liked the description of this book and thought I would really enjoy it, but it ended up being really boring. I could barely force myself to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Fabian | 1/5/2014

    " What is lesson my character learned in a before dieing my character jefferson learned that you sould watch who you hang with because you can be at the wrong place at the wrong time and can be acussed for something you didnt do.my character was sentce the death penty for been acussed for muder while with his friends. "

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