Extended Audio Sample

Download Brother I'm Dying Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Brother Im Dying Audiobook, by Edwidge Danticat Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edwidge Danticat Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781428193710
Regular Price: $24.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country, adjusting to being far away from so many who she loved, she and her family continued to fear for the safety of those still in Haiti as the political situation deteriorated. In 2004, they entered into a terrifying tale of good people caught up in events beyond their control. Brother I'm Dying is an astonishing true-life epic, told on an intimate scale by one of our finest writers. Download and start listening now!

c11w

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maia | 2/18/2014

    " Made me want to read all her books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 2/10/2014

    " The writing was good and the story engaging enough, but there were times when I felt she was trying too hard. The simple telling of her family's story would have been enough - the additional (almost hysterical) drama was a turn-off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misha | 2/7/2014

    " I really liked this novel a lot, it was very well written. I like how the story was really about two fathers, Edwidge's biological father and her uncle, who had both been a father to Edwidge at various times in her life. I liked learning a bit about the Haitian culture, one in which I basically have read or really know nothing about. As you gather from the title, it is not necessarily a light hearted read with a happy ending. Yet, I do feel like it raised issues that should be discussed and our poignant to all of humanity, regardless of race or culture. It is a story of the human spirit, of love, of duty, and of ethics. It will be fun to discuss at book club! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ghennet | 2/4/2014

    " An interesting family saga about families separated with parents in exile and children sgrowing bck home and away from their parents. Haiti's turmoils seen from New york and vice versa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/31/2014

    " True story of a Hatian family told against the backdrop of the political turmoil of the country. Some family members immigrate to US and some stay in Haiti. It all takes places pre-earthquake. It's a little bit like House on Sugar Beach which is about a family in Liberia. If you liked that you'd like this as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimbra | 1/31/2014

    " Raw, real, and human. A personal story of processing death, injustice, family and belonging. I did not read this as a book, I listened to an audio version read by the author and found it very poiniant. As I begin dealing with aging parents, I found much to recognize and appreciate in her experience, and I learned a lot about another culture, which added to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/24/2014

    " Danticat's memoir is exquisitely written. Her difficult childhood spent with her aunt and uncle in Haiti while her parents worked to establish a better life for the family in New York is written without self-pity. Danticat delicately balances her appreciation and love toward her aunt and uncle while not holding any grudges against her parents for their extended abandonment of her and her brother. But the book is also about her uncle and father's compelling life stories. There are portions that are very difficult to read, but the messages are very important to share. Danticat deserves the excellent reviews she's received. I read this book in two days. I wasn't able to put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 1/20/2014

    " Oh it was so sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karim | 1/7/2014

    " Stunning, heartbreaking memoir from Danticat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanti | 12/27/2013

    " Nice to know a little about Danticat given I've read so much of her fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lydia | 11/30/2013

    " Look into the immigrant experience and the failuree of US policies in the Caribean, as one family copes with separation from family and roots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 11/27/2013

    " Loved the way it was written. Gives a good idea of what life is like for immigrants and life in Haiti "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Thurber | 10/31/2013

    " This book is hard to categorize. It's a biography of a multi-generational Haitian family with members living in Haiti and New York. The strong family ties are endearing and heart touching, but it's a bit disjointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey | 10/19/2013

    " An easy read, but by far, one of the most touching, gripping stories. I love the way she weaved her families history with important cultural and political moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie Huff | 6/19/2013

    " I read this book for my Diversities class about immigrants. I thought it was going to be hard for me to get through, but it was easy to read and went fast! It obviously wasn't one of my favorite books ever but it was very interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danni | 2/8/2013

    " Fascinating and touching story, but somehow the writing just didn't pull me in and make me care about the characters enough to make this a page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/6/2013

    " I still don;t like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 name | 1/16/2013

    " Don't read this book in public. I was bawling like a baby on the subway, not a good look. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 1/19/2012

    " Really good book. Terribly sad though. Especially if you can relate to it in anyway. A plus for me was that I learned some Creole from the text because the author likes to write phrases in both languanges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 12/26/2011

    " Interesting look at life in Haiti before the earthquake, and Haitian immigration to the U.S. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Heme | 9/9/2011

    " fabulous read, really enjoyed it, such a touching reflection of the realities of other parts of the world, highly recommend it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Ariel | 4/18/2011

    " I was looking for powerful words from strong women. I found them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 2/20/2011

    " This is more a story about her father's life (and tragic death) than about the author. Wonderfully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/11/2011

    " The first six CDs contain a fascinating and well-written narrative detailing amazing episodes in the life of Edwige, her father, and the uncle who raised her for much of her childhood. The seventh CD breaks your heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/27/2011

    " A devastating story. Very powerfully told. An eye opener. It is a memoir of her childhood, focusing on the men (father, uncle) in her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/7/2011

    " Simply amazing - definitely the most important autobiography I have read in my adult life. Edwidge Danticat never fails to impress and move me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/26/2010

    " Fabulous narrative of the struggles of Haitians in America. Heartbreaking and uplifting at times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 9/30/2010

    " This is more a story about her father's life (and tragic death) than about the author. Wonderfully written. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, also known as Violet Grey, is an accent specialist and award-winning narrator of over two hundred audiobooks. She was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for The Pirate’s Daughter and 2008 Best Voice in Biography & History for Brother, I’m Dying.