Jump at the Sun

A dramatic presentation of African American writer, folklorist and anthropologist — Zora Neale Hurston. It’s hard to determine how much of the story is true and how much is fiction, but the suspension of disbelief was never lost.

Throughout this production I was on the edge of my seat, in part because the struggles Zora went through were things most writers —aspiring or not — fear might happen to them. Even if you’re not a writer, the anguish she goes through is so universal that you can’t help but feel sorry for her. Even if you don’t understand why, the amount of hardship she endures is worthy of a “stand up and cheer” moment.

The actress who played Zora was phenomenal. Her performance alone was enough to give this a perfect rating. And the story itself was just icing on the cake. The audio drama is not without its faults, but they’re easily forgotten and on the level of nitpicking that they don’t bear mentioning.

You can find it on Audible for less than $10.

5/5 stars.

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