Samuel L. Jackson Utilizes His Powerhouse Presence to Bring “A Rage in Harlem” to Life

Early on in Audible’s push to get on the app map, it utilized its considerable resources to come out with the A-List Collection, featuring prominent Hollywood actors doing performances of classic novels. Performers range from Colin Firth to Jennifer Connelly, doing everything from livening up high school required texts to reviving otherwise forgotten literary masterpieces.

But perhaps the best of them is A Rage in Harlem: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel, performed by none other than the illustrious ex-director of the Avengers, Samuel L. Jackson. It’s a shady mystery, inhabited by shady characters in the shadiest parts of Harlem’s famous streets, and Jackson uses his performance to give a distinct voice to each character and reveal the rhythms of the street that dictate the nature of the characters’ hustles and cons. Some actors are just made for a role and some voices can really make the perfect type of reader.

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