His Eye Is on the Sparrow: An Autobiography  Audiobook, by Ethel Waters Play Audiobook Sample

His Eye Is on the Sparrow: An Autobiography Audiobook

His Eye Is on the Sparrow: An Autobiography  Audiobook, by Ethel Waters Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Robin Miles Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0 hours and 00 min. at 1.5x Speed 0 hours and 00 min. at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798200810130

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Longest Chapter Length:

67:05 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

27:19 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

42:27 minutes

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Publisher Description

Ethel Waters’s His Eye Is on the Sparrow stands as perhaps the greatest autobiography of a Black female performer, capturing both the horror and the joy of the African American woman’s experience through the often bitter yet always forgiving voice of an indomitable spirit. This edition is supplemented with a new historical preface.

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“When I finished reading it I felt as if I had been curled up in front of a fire listening as Ethel Waters bared her soul and told me the intimate, fascinating, and, at times, terrible story of her life. I listened enthralled.”

— New York Times 


  • “One of the two or three best as-told-to show business memoirs ever, a masterpiece of candor and righteous observation.”

    — Gary Giddins, Jazz critic and author

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About Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters (1896–1977) was an American singer and actress. She began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters’s notable recordings include “Dinah,” “Stormy Weather,” “Taking a Chance on Love,” “Heat Wave,” and her version of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award, and the first African American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

About Robin Miles

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.