Going to Meet the Man

James Baldwin, read by Dion Graham. AudioGO, unabridged, seven CDs, 7 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 978-1-60998-269-0
As might be expected for this collection of short stories, Dion Graham's reading requires him to master an array of voices: hellfire-preaching ministers, deliciously profane Harlem locals, to kittenish women. Graham ranges from tremulous exertion to sudden flashes of rage, his reading flecked by an exhaustion that creeps in at the margins of Baldwin's prose. Baldwin's protagonists are weary of a world that allows them no respite from racism and hatred, and Graham echoes that weariness, his voice hushed and low, its register reflecting their struggle to survive. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 05/02/2011
Release date: 04/01/2011
Genre: Audio
Hardcover - 978-0-385-27466-1
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-440-32931-2
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-0-679-76179-2
Compact Disc - 7 pages - 978-0-7927-7643-7
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-0-7927-7646-8
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