Pushkin and the Queen of Spades Audiobook, by Alice Randall Play Audiobook Sample

Pushkin and the Queen of Spades Audiobook

Pushkin and the Queen of Spades Audiobook, by Alice Randall Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Lisa Reneé Pitts Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781624607875

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

26

Longest Chapter Length:

65:53 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:38 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

29:01 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

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Publisher Description

Windsor Armstrong is a polished, Harvard educated, African American professor of Russian literature. Her son, Pushkin X, is an exceedingly famous pro-football player, an achievement that impresses his mother not at all. Even more distressing, however, is that her beloved son has just become engaged to a gorgeous white Russian émigré who also happens to be a lap dancer.

For Windsor, this is no laughing matter. Determined to get to the source of it, she embarks on a journey into her own rich past. As she moves ever closer to the secret that has cast a shadow over her life, she discovers that the half-lies she has fed her son don’t add up to the beauty of the truth.

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  • “Provocative…with this heady tale, Randall proves decisively that she is more than a parodist.”

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  • “Highly inventive…[a] profoundly moving look at the complexities of race and family in the context of one woman’s search for reconciliation and redemption.”

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Awards

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Pushkin and the Queen of Spades Listener Reviews

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    " Interesting book, I didn't like Windsor very much when I first met her. I thought she was a bigot, a snob, and way, way too judgmental. The more I read of her story and her background the more I softened towards her, at the same time she softens towards Tanya her beloved son's fiancee. "

    — Cheryl, 11/7/2011
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    " starts slow, but pretty good "

    — Chanel, 5/31/2011
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    " read this for bookclub. Thought-provoking. Worth reading! "

    — Clare, 1/17/2010
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    " "...anything you have enough time to go back to, has time enough to change." - Alice Randall "

    — zoya, 4/15/2009

About Alice Randall

Alice Randall is the author of The Wind Done Gone. She was awarded the Free Spirit Award in 2001 and the Literature Award of Excellence by the Memphis Black Writers Conference in 2002, and she was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in 2002. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

About Lisa Reneé Pitts

Lisa Renee Pitts is an award-winning actress in theater, television, and film, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.