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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, Arnold Rampersad Narrator: Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9780307939500
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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.

Cover design by Sara Eisenman. Cover photograph by Roy DeCarava © Sherry Turner DeCarava. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 Jaime Maldonado | 3/7/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Brimmer | 1/15/2013

    " One of the ten best American poets of any era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Consuelo | 3/27/2012

    " I first read this book in college as part of an International Studies capstone. I have since read it two more times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/22/2012

    " I read this in high school and it inspired me. The beauty of the words and people have always encouraged me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda LeDixon | 12/22/2011

    " Almost as wonderful as The Big Sea but I wouldn't read it right afterwards because you can't appreciate it after having just read The Big Sea. Still, as glorious as glory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 10/24/2011

    " The second autobiography that trails Langston Hughes' life now as a writer. A wonderful adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/21/2011

    " Here Langston Hughes continues telling the story of his colorful life that was filled with wanderlust. He traveled all over the world--Paris, Senegal, Spain,Russia, and the Asiatic Soviet Republics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzann | 6/6/2011

    " Hughes cleverly uses humor to gloss over his more revolutionary periods, yet his engaging travels to middle Russia and beyond still make for a fine tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 5/9/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 5/28/2009

    " One of the ten best American poets of any era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 7/22/2008

    " Almost as wonderful as The Big Sea but I wouldn't read it right afterwards because you can't appreciate it after having just read The Big Sea. Still, as glorious as glory. "

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

    " The second autobiography that trails Langston Hughes' life now as a writer. A wonderful adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Age | 1/19/2008

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pia | 1/5/2008

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzann | 8/27/2007

    " Hughes cleverly uses humor to gloss over his more revolutionary periods, yet his engaging travels to middle Russia and beyond still make for a fine tale. "

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About the Author
Author Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) ranks as one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century. A landmark figure in the Harlem Renaissance, his work profoundly captures and celebrates the trials and triumphs of his exquisitly drawn characters. In addition to his poetry, he was also the author of the novels Not Without Laughter and Something in Common, the play Mulatto, and two volumes of autobiography.

About the Narrator

Dominic Hoffman, winner of eight AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, is a Los Angeles–based actor of stage, screen, and television. He has appeared in such television shows as The Shield, NYPD Blue, and The Jamie Foxx Show. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as well as the American Conservatory Theater.