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Publisher Description

It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley’s own family tree.

When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America.

As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the African—Kunta Kinte—as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767.

Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people—slaves and freed men, farmers and lawyers, an architect, a teacher, and one acclaimed author—descended from Kunta Kinte.

Avery Brooks
hr min
February 1
Blackstone Audio

Customer Reviews

Iñigo Deangulo ,


On October 29, 2014, I bought the audiobook "Roots: the Saga of an American Family (unabridged)" for 29.95 USD. The audiobook is divided into 4 parts for easier download. I have all 4 parts downloaded without a problem. A couple of days ago, I was listening to the audiobook and I finished Part 1 (track 11). But when Part 2 started I noticed there was not connection from where I left the story on Part 1... Very strange... Since I was listening to it through the iPhone I thought it had been a mistake in the sync between the computer and the iPhone. But, later at home, when I checked my iTunes library, I realized that Part 2 actually starts on track 22. (Chapter 38) Thus, from track 11 to track 22 the audiobook is missing!! I think it is a problem with the production of the audiobook itself that somehow they forgot to included a chunk of the audiobook inside!!

josie whitesel ,

It’s missing parts of the book

It misses huge chunks out of the book

prettyndahood ,

Where's the rest

This version is missing 15 hours of audio! Please fix this

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