Song of Solomon (Abridged) Audiobook, by Toni Morrison Play Audiobook Sample

Song of Solomon (Abridged) Audiobook

Song of Solomon (Abridged) Audiobook, by Toni Morrison Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Toni Morrison Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307704351

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Longest Chapter Length:

65:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

28 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

35:31 minutes

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection • With this brilliantly imagined novel, the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.

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“Stunningly beautiful…Full of magnificent people…They are still haunting my house. I suspect they will be with me forever.”

— Washington Post 


  • “A rhapsodic work…Intricate and inventive.”

    — New Yorker
  • A rich, full novel…It lifts us up [and] impresses itself upon us like a love affair.”

    — New York Times Book Review


  • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • An Oprah’s Book Club Selection
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 10 Classics That Never Grow Old
  • Winner of National Book Critics Circle Awards, 1977

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About Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor. In 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize for literature, an American Book Award, the Norman Mailer Prize, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Condorcet Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, among others. She wrote twelve novels, including Beloved, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was made into a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.