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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: December 2005 ISBN:
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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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tam | 11/21/2013

    " LOVED this book of poetry. She writes with a rhythm that reminds you of your breathing - in and out. Paced and comfortable - like it was born from her very essence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenis Redmond | 11/5/2013

    " This book affirms how some poets move in the world -- as Quincy Troupe says "as a healing agent and not a disease." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 8/13/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 7/14/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 6/14/2013

    " Some of her best work! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/2/2013

    " 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 Robin | 2/23/2013

    " What can I say....Maya Angelou is one of my favorite writers, especially of contemporary poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krissi | 6/18/2012

    " Very moving prayers. Included things from her point of view. A short read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 10/18/2011

    " 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 Barb Bailey | 5/4/2011

    " An lovely short book of potery! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 12/9/2010

    " I plan to do this as a choral reading at my mom's for Christmas. I can't wait! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 12/7/2010

    " Few women are more eloquent and wise than Maya Angelou. This is a beautiful Poem to ponder through out the holiday season. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/1/2010

    " In our family Christmas book collection. Read 2009 with Ryan. Peaceful. From Tamra. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 11/29/2009

    " Gorgeous. Lovely. Inspiring. It takes just a few minutes to read--you can find it online to read but make sure you find a version that gives you the entire poem which begins: "Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 5/19/2009

    " "Amazing Peace, "was published as a Christmas book for adults. The book is available with a Cd and is read by the author. I enoyed the poem, but I am not fond of the illustrations of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/6/2009

    " Great Christmas poem, but worth reading throughout the year.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/6/2009

    " Had to re-read this after Alyssa said she was using part of it in her classes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 1/5/2009

    " This is a beautiful poem. I will read again and again at Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristel | 12/15/2008

    " Beautifully illustrated version of a poem that Maya Angelou delivered at the White House in 2005. There is a CD included with naration by the author. Maya Angelou is incredibly talented and is able to paint a picture of peace through words. LOVE IT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/12/2008

    " wonderful book for kids for CHristmas "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 7/28/2008

    " I have read this in both the adult publication and the childrens publication. I loved the poem . But I would suggest this poem for older children , The childrens book is beautifully illustrated. "

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About the Author
Author Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (1928–2014) was a singer, actress, dancer, activist, filmmaker, writer, and mother. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies she wrote several volumes of poetry, including “On the Pulse of the Morning” for the inauguration of President Clinton. She was given a lifetime appointment as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and in 2010 President Barack Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.