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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (265 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Langston Hughes Narrator: Dominic Hoffma Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s.

His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves. 

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pia | 11/11/2013

    " The autobiography of one of America's most prolific and important writers, Langston Hughes captures his travels to Russia, Cuba, and other far-off places. This book is a tribute to Hughes' life as an artist and a chronicle of his political commitments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maria Elena | 9/11/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time. Langston Hughes had a remarkable life, and reading about it in his own unmistakeable prose is truly a treat for the soul. Pick this up and his other autobiographical masterpiece, The Big Sea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Age | 5/16/2013

    " A prolific writer & a world traveler. It is easy to understand why he such a profound writer when you read of his exploits around the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jaime Maldonado | 3/7/2013

    " Interesting insights on people and places I knew nothing about. "

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