BBC is Now Streaming an Abridged Version of Colson Whitehead’s "The Underground Railroad"
The book is narrated by The Wire’s Clarke Peters, who told the BBC that he found the book distressing. “I felt my emotions get stuck in my throat and could no longer narrate,” he said in an interview.
“Because I found it hitting things inside of me that I thought might have been dormant but still had not been resolved. And some of those things resonate today. It’s one thing to forgive, but we must never forget. I think that what happened yesterday while reading it and getting so emotional is that I realized I hadn’t forgiven and that’s what hurt because I don’t know who to give that to.”
This is an abridged audiobook about 2 hours long; the version available through Audible is close to eleven hours long.
It is free to stream for the next 29 days.