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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maya Angelou Narrator: Maya Angelou Publisher: Random House Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Listen to Grammy Award-winning poet Maya Angelou read her newest work, Amazing Peace, as well as some of her best-loved poems in this unique and inspiring audio collection.

Amazing Peace is a beautiful and deeply moving poem from Maya Angelou. Here she inspires us to embrace the peace and promise of Christmas, so that hope and love can once again light up our holidays and the world. Angels and Mortals, Believers and Nonbelievers, look heavenward, she writes, and speak the word aloud. Peace.

Amazing Peace is Maya Angelou's radiant affirmation of the goodness of life and is a touching celebration of the Glad Season that will resonate with people of all faiths.

Also included in this program is her Grammy Award-winning reading of On the Pulse of Morning, the poem that she created for the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton in January 1993. Nearly 13 years later this poem remains just as profound a listening experience.

Additionally, the program includes the four poems that make up Phenomenal Woman. The poems are among the most acclaimed of Maya Angelou's body of work. They celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions. Together with Amazing Peace and On the Pulse of Morning, this is a beautiful and unique collection of Maya Angelou's writing read aloud in her distinctive and sonorous voice.

Maya Angelou, poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director, was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her best-selling biographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written a memoir with recipes, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?; and many other celebrated poems. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole | 5/9/2013

    " Not a big poetry fan, but there's no denying that Maya Angelou is a powerful writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 8/13/2012

    " Enjoyed these poems and especially hearing her read them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 6/29/2012

    " A moving short collection of poetry, accesible even to people like me who hardly ever read poetry, emotive, hope and thought inspiring with a clear message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marita | 6/21/2012

    " Not my usual thing to read, but poetry is at times very powerful. Very nice to listen to these poems. "

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