Amazing grace unabridged audiobook

Amazing Grace

Written By Jonathan Kozol
Read By Dick Hill
Length: 9 hours and 18 minutes
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Amazing Grace is a book about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. The children we meet through the deepening friendships that evolve between Janathan Kozol and their families defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented on TV and in newspapers. Tender, generous, and often religiously devout, they speak with painful clarity about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them. "It's not like being in a jail," says 15-year-old Isabel. "It's more like being hidden. It's as if you have been put in a garage where, if they don't have room for something but aren't sure if they should throw it out, they put it there where they don't need to think of it again." Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. Amazing Grace makes clear that the postmodern ghetto of America is not a social accident but is created and sustained by greed, neglect, racism, and expedience. It asks questions like, What is the value of child's life? What do we plan to do with those whom we have decided are superfluous? How tough do we dare to be?

Brilliance Audio presents Amazing Grace written by Jonathan Kozol and read by Dick Hill .

Amazing Grace is available in a downloadable version that can be played on iPods, iPhones, iPads, Droid phones, Blackberry's and numerous other types of devices. Amazing Grace is available in an Audio CD version that can be played on a CD player.

This performance of Amazing Grace is longer than average at 558 minutes long.

This version of Amazing Grace costs less than average. The price is $17.49 and that is 3% less than the average.

Dick Hill's performance of Amazing Grace has achieved a customer rating score of 100 out of a possible 100 points. That's a high score and is about 35% better than the average customer rating.

Jonathan Kozol has published 8 audiobooks, including Amazing Grace (Unabridged).

Listeners rate Jonathan Kozol's at 75 out of a possible 100 points. This is about 1% better than the average rating.

The average audio book written by Jonathan Kozol is 511 minutes long. That makes this author's books about 44% longer than the average length.

Jonathan Kozol's audio books are priced at an average of $24.29. That makes them about 35% more expensive than the average price.

Brilliance Audio has published 8036 audio CD books, including Amazing Grace (Unabridged).

Brilliance Audio's books are rated by listeners at 54 out of a possible 100 points this means that the publisher's books are rated about 27% worse than the average rating.

The average audio version of a book published by Brilliance Audio is 563 minutes long. The longer than average performances produced by Brilliance Audio are about 59% longer than the average.

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Peter says:
Amazing! If you enjoy nonfiction, this is a must read. Jonathan Kozol has written 9 hours and 18 minutes worth of awesome stuff. I honestly enjoyed Dick Hill's narration.

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Genres: Nonfiction Social Sciences


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