• The Heart of a Woman

  • By: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-12-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (17 ratings)

Summary

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Maya Angelou performs her memorable fourth volume of autobiography, which began so auspiciously with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.
©1997 Maya Angelou (P)1997 Random House Audio, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"What a woman! What a heart!" ( AudioFile)
"Remarkable....A great lady moving right on through a great memoir." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs V A Rowe on 02-04-17

fascinating

The book was vibrant and intriguing. couldn't put it down. listened to twice

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 07-07-15

Wonderful

As always, Maya Angelou tells a human story which, although is a powerful narrative on the African American experience of that time, transcends all race and culture and reminds us of the true beauty of humanity - Love, in its most beautiful and ugliest of forms. Hearing any volume of Dr Angelou's work narrated by her own unique voice is an inspiring experience.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on 08-05-12

A Real Woman's point of view

She is exceptional. Direct, soft, hard, savy, resourceful, a real woman with a great point of view. Through all her pain and suffering she can still stand tall and tell her real story. Amazing woman.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Palmira on 29-12-11

Loved it.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart of a Woman to be better than the print version?

Yes, because to hear Ms Angelou's own voice makes it so much more interesting. If that's even possible.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both!

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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