Friday, December 3, 2010


Glorious Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

By Bernice L. McFadden
250 pages; Akashic
Audio Version - Narrated by Alfre Woodard
Audio Publisher, Audible, Inc. Length 5h 59m 29s

As much as I love having my books in hardcover format, I can not begin to express how delighted I was with the audio version of Glorious, (downloaded from - Author, Bernice McFadden's adaption of this period was excellent and the narration by, Actress Alfre Woodward was outstanding.

I felt I knew these wonderfully portrayed characters as they came to life; and I became emotionally invested as I experienced them and their plights and issues in this commanding thought-provoking epic of a novel with it's rich historical detail.  What I didn't know, I learned from this, and I was reminded of what I already knew.

You may find certain aspects of this true-to-life work of fiction heartbreaking, cruel, nerve-wracking, and more - but you will also find it difficult to put down, because it will grip and hold your attention from beginning to end.

If you haven't read it or listen to it via audio, you are missing out on a remarkable experience.  This is a novel that truly is deserving to be adapted into an award winning movie.

I did not receive a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review.  The opinions are mine.

*P.S. This Book is Kindle Ready!
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Notorious Spinks said...

I'm so ashamed. I got this book via audible when they had the free two downloads and I haven't listed to it yet. I'll have to burn it to a cd and listen to it in the car.

Chrystal said...

Notorious, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I can only tell you that you MUST make a point to listen to this read by
Alfre Woodard, she delivers her narration meticulously.
If you have a Smartphone, you can put the Audible app on it and then you can pull up your library on your phone and listen from your phone, that's what I did; wherever I go my phone is usually with me, so it made it quite convenient.
I do look forward to hearing your thoughts on Glorious, so do keep me posted. And please stop by anytime and feel free to make comments.
Have a wonderful week.