Cry, the Beloved Country

  • by Alan Paton
  • Narrated by Michael York
  • 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the most distinguished novel that has come out of South Africa in the 20th century, and it is one of the most important novels that has appeared anywhere in modern times. Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives the native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit. And beyond the intense and insoluble personal tragedy, it is the story of the beautiful and tragic land of South Africa, its landscape, its people, its bitter racial ferment and unrest.

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Well worth it

A very moving story, capturing the essence of South Africa at the time, and exceptionally well narrated.
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- Helen

A classic for everyone with Africa in their Blood

I was enraptured from start to finish - this book captures the spirit of South Africa, the story holds you spellbound from start to finish - a true classic
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- John L.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.