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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Walker Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781504703826
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The fiftieth-anniversary edition of Margaret Walker’s bestselling classic with a foreword by Nikki Giovanni

Jubilee tells the true story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress. Vyry bears witness to the South’s antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction.

Weaving her own family’s oral history with thirty years of research, Margaret Walker’s novel brings the everyday experiences of slaves to light. Jubilee churns with the hunger, the hymns, the struggles, and the very breath of American history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Robin Miles is the masterful narrator of this groundbreaking American novel. Hearing her musical voice, listeners will be inspired to root for the ‘yellow girl’ Vyry…She endows the wide cast of characters with distinctive pitches, tones, and dialects. Enslaved and free, poor and rich, old and young, black and white, these characters come to life as Miles effortlessly enacts the details of everyday life and everyday brutality. Haunting, vivid, and beautiful, this jubilant audiobook does justice to the masterwork and its exquisitely told story.”

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  • “Chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondage.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Do yourself a favor by picking up Jubilee.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A revelation.”

    Milwaukee Journal

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About the Author

Margaret Walker (1915–1998) was one of America’s most popular and respected African American writers and scholars. Among the most formidable literary voices to emerge in the twentieth century, she will be remembered as one of the foremost transcribers of African American heritage.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-nine AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television 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.