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Extended Audio Sample The Color Purple Audiobook, by Alice Walker Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.02469135802469 out of 54.02469135802469 out of 54.02469135802469 out of 54.02469135802469 out of 54.02469135802469 out of 5 4.02 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Walker Narrator: Alice Walker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781440792496
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Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribel | 6/30/2011

    " A book of how a woman suffers. A good book. Must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JL | 6/29/2011

    " One of the best books ever "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 6/25/2011

    " This was well writing and moving. By the time I started reading this book I felt that I "had" to like it, so I shelved it for a few (years) and then read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/25/2011

    " Such a brilliant book --- I think the first pages scarred me for life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 6/22/2011

    " This is one of my all-time favorite novels and I think I love its power in beautifully expressing the potential that rests in the heart of every human, regardless of past circumstances, and the way love and acceptance can heal the most profound emotional wounds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndi | 6/22/2011

    " My Mom gave me this book to read when I was a younger women. What a POWERFUL message and a great read. Highly recommend this to ANY reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pierre | 6/22/2011

    " This was a Fantastic book because it really captures the true stoy and shows a moral story. This book illistates the challenges of a black girl growing up in terrible sucumstance. This book will make you cry, lagh, then cry again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aayushi | 6/20/2011

    " it'a a must read for everyone.. terrific characterisation.. loved the story..i loved the whole episolatory style this book's set in.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 6/19/2011

    " Amazing read. If you have not read it, do it, you will enjoy this book! "

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About the Author
Author Alice Walker

Alice Walker, one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.