The Heart of a Woman

  • by Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by Maya Angelou
  • 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"What a woman! What a heart!" (AudioFile)
"Remarkable....A great lady moving right on through a great memoir." (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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The book was vibrant and intriguing. couldn't put it down. listened to twice
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- Mrs V A Rowe


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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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio