I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey Audiobook, by Langston Hughes Play Audiobook Sample

I Wonder as I Wander: An Autobiographical Journey Audiobook

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Read By: Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 11.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780307939500

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

169

Longest Chapter Length:

08:10 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

14 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

05:55 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

6

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Publisher Description

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.

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"I bought this book simply because the author was Langston Hughes. I was unfamiliar with his poetry and wanted a book that would teach me more about it, this was not that book. While still a good read, this book was more about Langston Hughes the person not his poetry. There were a few times where he would recite lines about his poetry but the majority of the book was about his travels to different lands, and his very interesting take on the Jim Crow south. "

— Calvin (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Pia, 11/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Maria, 9/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Age, 5/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Jaime, 3/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Chris, 1/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Consuelo, 3/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Michelle, 3/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Amanda, 12/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Nancy, 10/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — David, 10/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Suzann, 6/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Jaime, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Chris, 5/28/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Amanda, 7/22/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Nancy, 6/19/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Age, 1/19/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Pia, 1/5/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Suzann, 8/27/2007

About the Authors

James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902–1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is the author of more than sixty books. He is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. 

Dominic Hoffman, winner of numerous 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.

About Dominic Hoffman

Dominic Hoffman, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice. He 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.