Collection Development, New Releases Toni Morrison narrates two new recordings of her beloved classics

Award-winning author Toni Morrison returned to the studio to record never-before-available unabridged editions of SONG OF SOLOMON and PARADISE. Her brilliant readings add another level of musicality and magic to her already-poetic written words. AudioFile raves, “Morrison sets the gold standard for a writer narrating her own work.”

Morrison’s lyrical writing is even more affecting when heard aloud and these audiobooks are perfect for classroom instruction. Morrison told Audiobook History that her friend Peter Sellars uses her audiobooks when teaching at UCLA. She explains, “I have heard people say that after they heard the recording, they understood things better. The recording made a difference in their understanding or intimacy or relationship to the material.”

SONG OF SOLOMON
Read by the Author
Available Now

LISTEN TO A CLIP: SONG OF SOLOMON

Praise for SONG OF SOLOMON:

“There’s nothing like hearing the voice of a fine author reading her own work…Morrison delivers to listeners each handcrafted character with precision and heartfelt enthusiasm…A superbly crafted novel, which is only improved by Morrison’s touching performance.”—AudioFile

“Morrison’s narration, accomplished with such patient delicacy, is both darkly tense and exuberant…A handsome display of a major talent.”—Kirkus, starred review

“It places Toni Morrison in the front rank of contemporary American writers. She has written a novel that will endure.”—The Washington Post

PARADISE
Read by the Author
On Sale 11/14/17

LISTEN TO A CLIP: PARADISE

Praise for PARADISE:

“Morrison is at her complex and commanding best in this mysterious tale as she presents a unique perspective on American history.”—Booklist, starred review

“Rich, symphonic…[A] many-layered mystery… an amazingly compact social history…[An] impeccably composed, deeply disturbing story. A breathtaking, risk-taking major work.”—Kirkus

Toni Morrison and audiobook producer
Orli Moscowitz

 
 
More praise for Toni Morrison on audio:
“Morrison sets the gold standard for a writer narrating her own work.”—AudioFile

“Morrison’s husky voice, lyrical rhythms and precise timing…give clarity and poignancy to her vivid metaphors and elegant prose.” —Publishers Weekly

“Morrison, who knows her characters inside and out, reads longingly and lovingly; her performance is a pure pleasure.”
Booklist

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