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The Color Purple

著者: Alice Walker
ナレーター: Alice Walker
再生時間: 7 時間 58 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Fiction

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.

In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning 20 years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all

The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award-nominated film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation) and remains a wrenching - yet intensely uplifting - experience for new generations of listeners.

©1982 Alice Walker (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Precious Honey
  • 2019/01/09

In depth

having only ever seen the movie it was nice to have a more in-depth fleshed-out look at all of the characters things that are hinted at in the movie play all the way out in the book very much worth the credit

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Ms. Blacq
  • 2019/10/13

way better than the movie

I read this book as a girl and so much went over my head. now as an matured woman I caught it all, I think... I'll read again in 20 years to see what i missed this go around. best book I've ever read.

  • 総合評価
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/02/14

spectacular

The narration itself itself is remarkable. Lyrical, subtle and warm. The characters seem full and on the blind cusp of their own unfolding experiences.
Sectacular story as well as audio production.

  • 総合評価
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  • Melissa Hurwitz
  • 2019/08/05

Amazing. Fortifying. Beautiful.

How did I wait so long to read this? Much more uplifting than I could ever expect.

  • 総合評価
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  • Zelda
  • 2019/02/13

what the heart wants

saw the movie years ago but as usual the movie left out some pretty important details.

  • 総合評価
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  • Patti
  • 2019/05/10

what an amazing story, its an emotional love story

A true love story about how deeply we love the people in our life. the authors narration was perfect!

  • 総合評価
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  • Ashley N. Martin
  • 2019/09/11

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!

Listening to the book gives you so much more insight than the movie! Never thought I would say this, I'd rather read the book than look at the movie!!!

  • 総合評価
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  • Sharon D. Eicher
  • 2019/08/25

Raw Transparency

Narrated by the author, this story felt like I was part of an intimate setting with a friend who told of the journey of her life.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019/05/04

Love this book

In beginning it was a heavy book to read but I stuck by it and I'm glad I did. This book is beautiful and tells an amazing story. I now understand why this book is to popular and was made into a musical. I can not recommend this book enough.

  • 総合評価
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  • Jae
  • 2020/02/20

WOW

Of course, like many I have watched the movie a ZILLION times!


Listening/reading this story was a different experience... I couldn’t stop I loved being able to visualize the storyline. Great listen

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  • Fiona Keates
  • 2020/01/14

good solid listen

well read, well written and interesting to listen to. could relate to the chatacters and found them to be very believable, as well as the situations presented. hard not to believe this wasn't based on true life

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • MRS SYLVIA A MORGAN
  • 2020/01/03

An important piece of literature

Having read a review I really didn’t want to read this book because I thought it was just about abuse. I did read it though because it was my book club choice for the month.
I can now see why it is so highly regarded and recommend it.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Jo
  • 2019/12/21

Incredible, moving book

This is obviously a dark and often tragic story, but that doesn't mean it's not hugely compelling. I had read as a teenager but the audiobook is incredible and let's you really get Celie's voice and story

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • OSR
  • 2019/12/13

Even better as an audiobook

Utterly beautiful and poignant - two weeks after finishing this it is still haunting me. One of the few books which is made even better by being listened to - Alice Walker's narration gave a perspective I simply would not have had without the character voices and accents.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Olivia Woodward
  • 2019/11/24

wonderful

brilliant story of American life, the accent is hard at first but you get used to it

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Excellent for learning and dexterity.
  • 2019/11/01

A wonderful read.

I was captivated from the very first line. Excellent character development. The author did an excellent job with the narration. Highly recommended.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Marta T.
  • 2019/10/03

Quintessential story.

Loved this to bits. One thing I can recommend if you're a restless person like me is to crank up the narration speed to 1.3! The characters are very well fleshed out, you truly connect with each and every one. Thank you, Alice Walker, for this masterpiece.

  • 総合評価
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  • Linda Byrne
  • 2019/09/30

A good listen

I enjoyed the performance of the storytelling in this book. Some areas of the story dragged on and became a little confusing but overall a good listen.

  • 総合評価
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  • tina evans
  • 2019/09/17

JUST FECKIN AMAZING

LOVED IT FROM BEGINNING TO END AND EVERY WORD INBETWEEN. YOU MUST MUST MUST LISTEN TO THIS.

  • 総合評価
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  • Gary B.
  • 2019/08/23

So sad, so amazing, so life affirming

This is a genius piece of work. It grabs you by the heart strings from the start; throttles your spinal cord as it digs into your brain and then lovingly leaves you ponder life and all its imperfections for days and weeks afterwards. So happy I listened - can't wait to see the movie again now that I have spent these 8 hours with Alice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020/01/05

A wonderful tale of how to live

I read this book many years ago and loved it, but had forgotten much of the story. To listen to the author Alice Walker read her own work, and share this story of love and kiss and pain and suffering and enduring and surging, and in being happy is a true delight. It transforms and uplifts you.

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  • Vicki Reeves
  • 2019/11/28

Read this book!!!

I haven't read this book for over 20 years. Even better second time round I think. The story is just as moving the first time, and I loved the narration by the author herself. Priceless!!

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  • Jane Feast
  • 2019/09/13

From the mouth of Alice Walker to my ears.

So much more to this story than I thought possible. Astounding. Thank you Ms Walker.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019/04/28

Stunning...

A beautiful tale of a spiritual journey.... beautifully read and leaves you wanting more. I loved it. ❤️ Now to watch the movie 😀