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Tad Davis

Tad Davis Philadelphia, PA USA Member Since 2005
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  • "Not the best, but not bad"

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    I don't think this is the best Aeneid on audiobook -- if you have to choose, get the Charlton Griffin one -- but it's not bad. The translation is wonderful: pithy, hard-hitting, and tough; it's worth having this one to get Fagles' take on Virgil, if nothing else. But the performance, though I liked it, is definitely not to everyone's taste. Simon Callow (or the producer?) decided to do it as if it were a one-man stage show, rather than a studio reading. If you've ever seen Callow doing Charles Dickens, you get the idea: it's a very broad performance.

    On the other hand, Aeneas needs a boost. As epic heroes go, he's a pill and a half: dutiful to a fault, self-righteous and self-justifying ("well, I never actually used the word MARRIAGE, did I?"). Virgil takes received wisdom and the Grandeur that was Rome at face value, where Homer delightfully subverts everything he touches.

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    The Aeneid

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Virgil
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    Rob says: "Fagles is best"
  • "Nostalgic fairy tale, but at times ..."

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    What a pleasure it was to listen to this old story again. When I was a kid, I read it at least once a year, till I was in high school and "put away childish things." Dietz's easy-going story-telling style is perfectly suited to this book: you might just as easily be listening to tales of Lake Wobegon. He never quite loses the sense of innocence and child-like wonder that surrounds the story, but he captures the darker moments as well.

    And dark moments there are. The plot, such as it is, hinges on a murder in the graveyard, guilt, courage, and fear. Later, the man who committed the murder is overheard planning to kill the Widow Douglas as well - committing other outrages in the process. Tom and Becky are lost in the cave, facing a very real possibility of starving to death in the darkness.

    But Twain somehow manages to keep things in the realm of fairy tale; he was apparently storing up his harshest satire for the sequel.

    There are many wonderful readers of Twain on Audible - I'm not sure you can really go wrong with any of them. But Dietz's rendition of this story is one of the best.

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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
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    The name "Tom Sawyer" is synonymous with the adventures of boyhood. Bold and clever, Tom gets into and out of trouble with an ease many listeners will envy. A story beloved by children, it also has relevance for adults. Twain's beloved classic of growing up in Midwest America is as popular today as when it was first published in 1876.

    Tad Davis says: "Nostalgic fairy tale, but at times quite dark"
  • "Graceful story, perfect narrator"

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    It's true, as others have said here, that this is mainly a history of the WESTERN world. There's a bit about India and China, mostly in the context of religious history (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism); but it's mostly about the Mediterranean and western and northern Europe. But if you go into it knowing what it is, it's a gem of a book, presenting the history of those areas of the world in a lucid, engaging, and graceful manner. It's particularly useful in emphasizing aspects of European history that many other short histories of the world gloss over or rush through.

    Ralph Cosham is the perfect narrator for this, so much so that I kept confusing him in my mind with the author.

    A note about that religious history: in the context of an already short book, Gombrich's discussion of non-Western religious traditions is by no means skimpy: it's an outline, but a relaxed and anecdotal outline, and it shows a decidedly sympathetic and open mind.

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    A Little History of the World

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    • By E. H. Gombrich
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    E. H. Gombrich's world history, an international best seller now available in English for the first time, is a text dominated not by dates and facts but by the sweep of experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity's achievements, and an acute witness to its frailties.

    Edward says: "an enlightening book; very well read"
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  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    "Dare to follow your dreams!"

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    What made the experience of listening to The Invention of Hugo Cabret the most enjoyable?

    It's a quick listen but well worth the credit. Although it is a children's story and simple in it's construction, it has a nice flow and strong character development. I fully enjoyed to escape into this little world and follow Hugo through his escapades.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr Woodman's performance was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed his voice.


  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

    "Wish I could have applied to this school!"

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    If you could sum up Etiquette & Espionage in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastically steamed from beginning to not-yet finish!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each character has her/his own quirks, while the main characters are well developed, I would have wished some side character to be chiseled a little bit more. As it is the first book in a new serie, I do believe this might follow later on.

    The whole story evolves around the main character that gets in all sorts of little adventures and with her confidence and wit she comes out of them with just that little bit of smudge here and there.

    Her companions in crime are all very likeable. The villains are not that very villain but enough to make them believable.

    The story is a light and happy-go-lightly and took me on a very pleasant trip. I am certainly looking forward to the sequel.


  • The Ruby in the Smoke: Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1

    "Sally your not-so-regular Victorian adventuress"

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    Where does The Ruby in the Smoke rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I wanted to take a break from hard crime stories and listen to something light. Well it was an enjoyable listen where the hardship of 19th century England is not right in your face but constantly swinging through.

    The storyline is consistent and characters are very likeable. To the point you are sad when one is leaving the scene.


    What does Anton Lesser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr Lesser did a wonderful job and I liked that he did not emphasis on the accents too much.


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  • "Great Literature and Great Narration"

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    Great Expectations and a Tale of Two Cities are examples of a master working at his peak. Both books are compelling, thought provoking and stand the test of time.

    Great Expectations is populated by some of Dickens' most memorable characters. The spinster Miss Havisham, the convict Magwitch, the lawyer Jaggers and his clerk Wemmick with his "Aged Parent" and the beautiful Estella. Even though some language is out of popular usage, the study of social class and values both real and perceived is still compelling today.

    A Tale of Two Cities, one of two historical novels by Dickens (the other the less compelling Barnaby Rudge), is both sweeping in scope and strangely clausterphobic in setting. Dickens story is set during the French Revolution and is a cautionary tale for the English to correct the social injustices present in mid 19th century England before the poor rise to stage a similar revolution for social justice in England. According to recent surveys, A Tale of Two Cities is the most popular book of all time with over 200 million copies sold.

    The narration by the late Frank Mueller is stunning. I love both of these books and prefer to hear Mueller's compelling narration rather than read them myself. Just to hear Frank Mueller read these classics is worth the price.

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    A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectations

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    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
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    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." So begins this classic, one of the most beloved novels of all time. Charles Dickens brings the French Revolution to life through such vivid characters as Charles Darnay, the Old Doctor, Sydney Carton and Lucy Manette. The action peaks with the storming of the Bastille, the dreaded symbol of government authority. And the blade of La Guillotine falls again...

    Tony says: "Great Literature and Great Narration"

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    In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Bloody Jack #4

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    Jacky Faber, having been called a pirate and had a price put on her head by the King of England, has no choice but to stay out of sight. Hoping for a safe hiding place, she returns to the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston, but the calm doesn't last long. On a class field trip to Boston Harbor, the girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound, a ship bound for the slave markets on the Barbary Coast where they will be put up on the auction block and sold into Arab harems.

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    Under the Jolly Roger: Bloody Jack #3

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    Eileen says: "Best book in the series (so far!)"
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    David says: "Magical"
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    The Land (






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    The Land

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    Ever since running away at the age of fourteen, Paul-Edward, the son of a white landowner and a black slave, has had one dream: to own land every bit as good as his daddy's. While growing up, Paul-Edward loved, and feared, his father, but he loved the land unconditionally. Then, after a rash act of youthful rebellion, he leaves his family behind and vows to succeed on his own. However, for anyone black coming of age in 1880's Mississippi, this is no simple goal.

    jack rose says: "Totally Awsome Story!"
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    Joseph R says: "Some Girls Go to Heaven, Some to P.E.I."
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    Anne of Avonlea (






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    Anne of Avonlea

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    • By L.M Montgomery
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    Joihelene says: "A Fan of the Anne of Green Gables Series"
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    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox (






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    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox

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    In the third and last volume of this vivid history, Shelby Foote brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife which altered American life forever. Here, told in rich narrative and as seen from both sides, are those climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, which finally decided the fate of this nation.

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    Mississippi Jack: Bloody Jack #5 (






UNABRIDGED) by L. A. Meyer Narrated by Katherine Kellgren

    Mississippi Jack: Bloody Jack #5

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    • By L. A. Meyer
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    Tee Bellflower says: "Kellgren does it again!"
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    The Angel's Command: A Tale from the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

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    The Book Thief

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    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Shannon says: "Word Thief"
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    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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    • By Anne Frank
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    More than 50 years after its first publication, Doubleday's definitive edition of Anne Frank's famous diary generated an extraordinary amount of excitement when it was published in early 1995. Enthusiastically received by critics and readers alike, it reigned for nine weeks on The New York Times best seller list and will remain for all time the version that millions of readers will cherish.

    Cynthianna says: "First review I've written - Had to write it"
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UNABRIDGED) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Narrated by Humphrey Bower

    The Little Prince

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    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Heather says: "A children's story for adults"
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (






UNABRIDGED) by Mildred D. Taylor Narrated by Lynne Thigpen

    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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    Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

    Cherie says: "Good story"
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  • Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gail Carriger Narrated by Moira Quirk

    Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1

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    Fourteen-year old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. More interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea - and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy - Mrs. Temminnick is desperate her daughter become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

    But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish all right - but it's a different kind of finishing.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Fans of the Parasol Protectorate, Rejoice!"
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ABRIDGED) by Charles C. Mann Narrated by Peter Johnson

    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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    In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an enthralling journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact.

    Case says: "Hotly debated new theories, but NOT revisionism"
  • The Stranger (






UNABRIDGED) by Albert Camus Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    The Stranger

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    • By Albert Camus
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    Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

    S. Allen says: "Classic book, excellent audiobook"
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UNABRIDGED) by Elizabeth George Speare Narrated by Pete Bradbury

    The Bronze Bow

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    As a young boy, 18-year-old Daniel witnessed his father’s crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. Consumed by hate, his one desire is to drive the legions from Israel. But as he works with a band of outlaws using guerrilla tactics, he also begins to pay attention to the teachings of a wandering rabbi from a nearby town. Caught between his desire for revenge and the demands of his family, Daniel goes repeatedly to hear Jesus preach. Each time he leaves disappointed that Jesus doesn’t take a stand against the Romans. Will Daniel learn to heed the message of forgiveness before his violent lifestyle leads to disaster?

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (






UNABRIDGED) by John Boyne Narrated by Michael Maloney

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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    • By John Boyne
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    The story of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some information about the audiobook, but in this case we think that would spoil the listening. We think it's important that you start to listen without knowing what it is about.

    Jessica says: "Much Better than the Movie"
  • Treasure Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Louis Stevenson Narrated by Alfred Molina

    Treasure Island

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    Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.

    Jessica Kos says: "Wonderful!"
  • Always Emily (






UNABRIDGED) by Michaela MacColl Narrated by Polly Lee

    Always Emily

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    One day, 15-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, handsome young man. Surprisingly, he doesn't seem to know who she or her family is. And even more surprisingly, he playfully refuses to divulge his name. Emily enjoys her secret flirtation with Mr. "Nobody" until he turns up dead in her family's pond. She's stricken with guilt. Only Emily can discover who this enigmatic stranger was before he's condemned to be buried in an anonymous grave. Her investigation takes her deep into town secrets, blossoming romance, and deadly danger.

  • Going Over (






UNABRIDGED) by Beth Kephart Narrated by Jessica Almasy

    Going Over

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    It is February 1983, and Berlin is a divided city with a miles-long barricade separating east from west. But the city isn't the only thing that is divided. Ada lives among the rebels, punkers, and immigrants of Kreuzberg in West Berlin. Stefan lives in East Berlin, in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance for a life together lies in a high-risk escape. But will Stefan find the courage to leap? Or will forces beyond his control stand in his way?

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UNABRIDGED) by Sara Monteagudo Narrated by Kristin Wheatley

    Cimarrona

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    Trained by the cimarron, the wild men who live in the hills of Cuba, to shoot her prey and lead trails of captive slaves to freedom, 12-year-old Chabelis is sent to a mission for killing one of her clan members. It is at the mission that Chabelis is once again faced with General Valeriano, the soldier who killed her mother right before her eyes. In this action-adventure, Chabelis must decide whether she will escape the fortress walls or will remain there long enough to help the innocent break out of the mission.

  • A Young People’s History of the United States (






UNABRIDGED) by Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff Narrated by Jeff Zinn

    A Young People’s History of the United States

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    • By Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff
    • Narrated By Jeff Zinn
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    Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the 19th and 20th centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds listeners that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

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  • The Shining Company (






UNABRIDGED) by Rosemary Sutcliff Narrated by Ron Keith

    The Shining Company

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    • By Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated By Ron Keith
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    A rousing tale of swashbuckling adventure, The Shining Company sweeps young adults back to Britain in A.D. 600. When King Mynyddog calls for warriors to battle the Saxons, young Prosper travels to the King’s fortress to serve as shieldbearer. Deeply rooted in the true events of the Saxon invasion, this powerful historical novel is a great choice for young adults who enjoy courageous adventure.

  • Fools' Gold: Order of Darkness, Book 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Philippa Gregory Narrated by Nicola Barber

    Fools' Gold: Order of Darkness, Book 3

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    • By Philippa Gregory
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    Tasked to expose a coin counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde travel to Venice just in time for Carnival. Amid the masks, parties, and excitement, the romantic attraction between the two reaches a new intensity that neither can deny.

  • Willow (






UNABRIDGED) by Tonya Cherie Hegamin Narrated by Janina Edwards

    Willow

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    • By Tonya Cherie Hegamin
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    It is 1848. On one side of the Mason-Dixon Line lives 15-year-old Willow, her master’s favorite servant. She’s been taught to read and has learned to write. She is permitted to spend much of her time riding her horse to the riverbank, where she writes letters to her dead mother. On the other side of the line is 17-year-old Cato, a black man, free born. It’s his personal mission to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can. When Willow’s and Cato’s lives intersect, they will discover the true meanings of bondage and freedom, of family and love.