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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (662 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tayari Jones Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning novelist Tayari Jones delivers a story based on the 1979-1980 Atlanta child murders. Told from the perspective of three fifth-grade classmates, Leaving Atlanta is a vividly disturbing, but hopeful novel. The convincing characters, voiced by a full cast of narrators, make this a haunting and effective work. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bonnie | 2/19/2014

    " There is so much to like about this book. The subject is gripping, the 3 main characters appealing, the family groups well defined. There is also some really good writing which is, sadly trumped by some incredibly amateurish writing. The constant barage of simile and metaphor is painful. I found myself gritting my teeth preparing for the next "like." Also the metaphors in first person supposedly attributable to 5th graders are ridiculously developmentally inappropriate. I found out after reading this that it was Jones' first novel. It is a promising start. I will definitely check out later work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alicia | 2/18/2014

    " I loved the writing style. The text was so vivid it felt like reading current news. I look forward to reading more by Tayari Jones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/13/2014

    " This book takes you through the lives of three different children in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1970s and the Atlanta Child Murders. Each child comes from a different home life and, while they aren't being freaked out b/c someone is kidnapping and killing kids, they are trying to navigate through the uncertain world of popularity, school, and family. I really liked how all the characters were tied together in some way even though their stories were different. I also liked the use of dialect to really show the kids' personalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kiswana | 2/12/2014

    " Leaving Atlanta captured the mind of a child in such an ingenious way that it left me seriously wanting more. Their thoughts and words were brought to life in this novel, and the description of how each child dealt with the tragedy was perfect. "

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