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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcia Ann Gillespie Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Maya Angelou's memoirs, essay, and poetry collections, and cookbooks have sold millions of copies. Now, Maya Angelou: A Glorious Celebration offers an unusual and irresistible look at her life and her myriad interests and accomplishments. Created by the people who know her best - her longtime friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard A. Long, and her niece, Rosa Johnson Butler - it captures Angelou at home, at work, and in the public eye.

Listeners who have come to know and love Maya Angelou will be surprised and delighted by this personal portrait of the renowned poet, author, playwright, and humanitarian. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 8/4/2013

    " I find her amazing and her words powerful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terina Maria | 6/17/2013

    " !!!!! I refer back to this book for inspiration often! Her life is one that should definitely be celebrated! I learned so much about her that I didn't know. 5 stars!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 5/23/2013

    " Interesting story of Angelou's life. I didn't realize she was a singer and movie director as well as her many other talents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 5/7/2013

    " Though there were less poetry snippets than I expected keyed to life events, I learned to appreciate even more Maya Angelou's incredibly diverse and socially influential life. I see how connections to the entertainment industry early on have both influenced and facilitated her later career(s). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline Murray-bonno | 2/13/2013

    " A truly phenomenal woman who has led a phenomenal life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaac Davis | 1/19/2013

    " A look at the life of this poet/author. Always revealing and sometimes shocking but entertaining from page to page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/14/2012

    " A fantastic quick summary of the remarkable life of Maya Angelou. If you want a more in depth knowledge of her life, you may want to read the books she has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 8/21/2012

    " Beautiful book with many photos of M.A. throughout her amazing life with family and friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine Brown | 7/22/2012

    " 3/16/11 Checked out of Mtn View Library "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 4/18/2012

    " I'm incredibly impressed with this woman, especially knowing her temperament type. Sadly, members of her type just do not self-transcend very often. However, she has self-transcended in wonderful and glorious ways. This book brings out some of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/3/2011

    " Wow! I feel very young and naive that I didn't know so many things about this woman. This is a good overview of her life. Many interesting pictures and a good list of all her work - written as well as performance pieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mmfniteowl | 6/13/2011

    " Very interesting to read all the different things she has done and people she has been acquainted with. Fascinating life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 3/18/2011

    " 3/16/11 Checked out of Mtn View Library "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terina | 12/29/2010

    " !!!!! I refer back to this book for inspiration often! Her life is one that should definitely be celebrated! I learned so much about her that I didn't know. 5 stars!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 12/7/2009

    " Interesting story of Angelou's life. I didn't realize she was a singer and movie director as well as her many other talents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cortney | 12/26/2008

    " I didn't read this cover to cover, but it was a great autobiography of Maya Angelou and her history.
    I wished it had more of her poetry and where her inspiriation came from, but it was a good and interesting autobiography on her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 10/20/2008

    " I'm learning a lot about Maya Angelou. I never knew that she was a singer or a dancer..
    what a phenomenal woman!

    I love love the poem Phenomenal Woman - that's when I first found out about the writings of Maya Angelou. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/3/2008

    " A fantastic quick summary of the remarkable life of Maya Angelou. If you want a more in depth knowledge of her life, you may want to read the books she has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 6/11/2008

    " Wow! I feel very young and naive that I didn't know so many things about this woman. This is a good overview of her life. Many interesting pictures and a good list of all her work - written as well as performance pieces. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MJ | 6/11/2008

    " There are many lovely pictures of Maya Angelou in this "celebration." She has already written of her life in autobiographies beginning with I know why the caged bird sings.

    I don't think this volume has added anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/9/2008

    " Though there were less poetry snippets than I expected keyed to life events, I learned to appreciate even more Maya Angelou's incredibly diverse and socially influential life. I see how connections to the entertainment industry early on have both influenced and facilitated her later career(s). "

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About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.