• Roots

  • By: Alex Haley
  • Narrated by: Avery Brooks
  • Length: 30 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-01-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (149 ratings)

Summary

Tracing his ancestory through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.
©2011 Alex Hayley (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
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5 out of 5 stars
By tru.gough on 23-12-12

amazing

This book had too be one of the best I have ever experienced, a story truly heart tugging, it really gets to the heart of slavery and the experiences of the generations. The whole story is the tales told from one generation to the next and I believe that Alex Haley did his best to keep the story true whilst county in the gaps.



The tv series is good and I do not feel like I have missed out on any of the experience of the book by having listened to it here on audible, in fact this is the first book I have listened to on here and I am now hooked.



Truly amazing

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. S. M. Murphy on 15-03-17

absolutely loved this production.

quite possibly the best audio book I have ever had. don't hesitate to buy. fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-01-18

inspired to dig into my ancestry

enjoyed the lineage descriptions feel enthusiastic about our ancestral lineage. Learnt hardships and bonding in family for generations

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4 out of 5 stars
By M. Khalil on 23-04-17

Avery Brooks was great.

I just loved every bit of the narration. Avery brought the whole book to life so much that I could sometimes feel I was standing right there.
His rendition of Uncle Mongo was just outstanding.

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