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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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bookshelves: audio-books, books-i-own
Recommended to Erin by: La Tonya Jordan

Winner of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction


Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h

I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the title, the central story really is about this couple's marriage-their courtship and all that comes after. It was all the family relationships that convinced me this book was a solid 4 star rating. Oh and how I loved both Big Roy and Mr.Davenport! Their roles proved to be the cogs to keep the main storyline full of momentum as they challenged the three major protagonists over and over again.

Since its publication on Feb 6/18 and with Oprah's seal of approval "An American Marriage" is certainly heating up social media. Goodreads has over ten thousand strong reviews and it appears that this book is appealing to a wide range of diverse readers. Not all the reviews are glowing, but I believe that I have enjoyed reading all the various perspectives to the same degree that I have enjoyed reading/listening to this audio version.

Thanks to my Goodreads friend, La Tonya for the recommendation.
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Reading Progress

March 9, 2018 – Started Reading
March 9, 2018 – Shelved
March 9, 2018 – Shelved as: audio-books
March 11, 2018 – Finished Reading
August 21, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-own

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message 1: by KAS (new)

KAS Super review, Erin! Glad you enjoyed this audible version ;) xox


Erin Thanks, KAS! I must say that my Audible experience has been wonderful for the most part.


Erin Karin wrote: "Wonderful review, Erin!!"

Thanks, Karin!


message 4: by Paula (new) - added it

Paula Kalin Love your review, Erin!


Erin Paula wrote: "Love your review, Erin!"

Thank you, Paula!


Rachel Excellent review! It’s next on my list.


message 7: by Erin (last edited Jul 05, 2018 08:01PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin Rachel wrote: "Excellent review! It’s next on my list."

Thanks, Rachel! I see from your review that you really enjoyed it!


Brandice I loved this book! Great review, Erin! :)


Erin Brandice wrote: "I loved this book! Great review, Erin! :)"

Thank you, Brandice! It was such a good one!


message 10: by Melissa (new) - added it

Melissa Crytzer Fry Great review, Erin. I need to get to this one!


message 11: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin Melissa wrote: "Great review, Erin. I need to get to this one!"

Thanks, Melissa! Many of my married friends were a bit on the fence about this one. But single me really enjoyed it!


Angela M Terrific review, Erin. I thought this was a good one as well.


message 13: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin Angela M wrote: "Terrific review, Erin. I thought this was a good one as well."

Thank you, Angela! It's a well deserving recipient of the award.


message 14: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Great review Erin I need to read this now


message 15: by Erin (new) - rated it 4 stars

Erin Carmen wrote: "Great review Erin I need to read this now"

Thanks, Carmen! Looking forward to your thoughts!


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