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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (130 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Weldon Johnson Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781598876864
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A landmark performance of a now-classic work of poetry, power, rhythm, and faith. Celebrate this great literary accomplishment of the Harlem Renaissance. Influenced by the sermons of great black preachers of the day, Johnson transformed his memories into 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 Douglas Wilson | 7/28/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. There are some striking phrases here -- e.g. "your arm's too short to box with God." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 6/8/2013

    " These wonderful poems have long been favorites of mine. James Weldon Johnson was a true scholar and artist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia Poole | 4/18/2013

    " What an incredible book of sermons! The imagery is incredible! loved this book, have read it twice so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 vanne | 3/8/2013

    " It was like being in church (and suddenly made me wish to go). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeva | 11/25/2012

    " This is a marvelous little book. The sermons were some I had heard as a child, and they were such an inspiration to me. This book is a treasure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiesha | 11/19/2012

    " Beautiful. Heart-stirring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haven Mankin | 7/4/2012

    " These Preachers used all their senses to tell God's stories. Sermon delivery is emotional and powerful; oh how I wish I could hear these firsthand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ciaran | 7/2/2012

    " Darn good book of poems. makes me wish I were a Sunday school teacher just for the opportunity to read it aloud publically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K C | 6/8/2012

    " The foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr (Penguin Edition) is also worth checking out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steffani | 4/27/2012

    " It was for a African American based english class and I thought it was pretty good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jann Cather Weaver | 3/28/2012

    " Although the language is traditional, inspiration sermonic verse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/17/2011

    " This book is very, very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 8/11/2011

    " This book of poems spoke to me in ways incommunicable. I believe this book of poetry played a very big part in the unfolding of my understanding of the way all stories are told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie Bennett | 6/23/2011

    " This is a very interesting work of seven black sermons done in verse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/20/2011

    " A beautiful dedication to the Black Southern preacher. James Weldon Johnson poetic verses are quite inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haven | 5/11/2011

    " These Preachers used all their senses to tell God's stories. Sermon delivery is emotional and powerful; oh how I wish I could hear these firsthand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 4/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. There are some striking phrases here -- e.g. "your arm's too short to box with God." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/24/2011

    " This book is very, very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ciaran | 3/15/2010

    " Darn good book of poems. makes me wish I were a Sunday school teacher just for the opportunity to read it aloud publically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurele | 1/31/2009

    " These wonderful poems have long been favorites of mine. James Weldon Johnson was a true scholar and artist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 vanne | 7/15/2008

    " It was like being in church (and suddenly made me wish to go). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/19/2008

    " A beautiful dedication to the Black Southern preacher. James Weldon Johnson poetic verses are quite inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 3/7/2008

    " What an incredible book of sermons! The imagery is incredible! loved this book, have read it twice so far "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steffani | 11/18/2007

    " It was for a African American based english class and I thought it was pretty good. "

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About the Author
Author James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist. James is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. His most famous book is The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. He also published The Book of American Negro Spirituals, Black Manhattan, and Negro Americans, What Now? One of the first African American professors at New York University, James also served as a professor of creative literature and writing at Fisk University.