Yes. The story and performance are different and interesting. Helps one to understand slavery. Not preachy, but relevant.
This particular subject is one that I have never really studied. A lot of my readings are things that happen in Europe, not America. This was interesting in that it was time travel between the 1960's and 1800's. Gave a pretty valid and realistic view of both periods.
She has a very clear and easy-to-listen-to manner.
Buy this book.
one day later and i can't stop thinking or talking about it. disturbing and hard to lisren to, but i just couldn't stop listening!
This is by far one of the best books I have listened to for a long time.
She puts a very realistic feeling to it. It's like I am there in the story experiencing it.
How DeNae continually has the ability to look long distance...into the future.
This is a life changing reading. I hope she sells 10 million copies.
I'm a recovering librarian. Since I had a stroke in 2002 I have found reading print difficult. I am so grateful for audiobooks.
At first I was troubled by the time-machine quality that pulls the central character back several generations, then it seem to me a brilliant way of looking at history as seen through the lens of modern day values and attitudes.
Finally, I began to also see the underlying metaphor of protecting the ancestors who she would have preferred to distance herself from, even if it cost her an arm, and propelling herself back to the present by the need to save her own life.
It kept me wanting to know what would happen next.
How she was always there to help the main character. There were many times she could
have killed him, but was determined to help him.
She made you feel as if you where there.
Makes one think about how things were doing that time. I really enjoyed this book. Will look for more books by this author.
Kim Staunton brings this chilling story to life, so yes, that is certainly an added value to the story.
Alex Huxley's Roots meet Stephen King's 11/22/63 because of the mixture af slavery and time travel
Not only is Kindred Octavia Butler's masterpiece but it's one of science fiction's proudest moments. Butler uses the genre not to hide under a blanket of escapism but to explore the darkest sides of our shared American history and in doing so seamlessly highlights the psychic wounds that we still carry after all this time. Kim Staunton does an excellent job in her performance giving the characters as much depth as Octavia gives them on the page.
Page Turner, Eye-Opener, Adventurous
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Roots, Queen, Wench,
While none of the books above include time travel as does Kindred, they are all woven around themes of prejudice and man's inhumanity to man, All of these books are well-written, well-researched and their plot lines make them hard to put down.
I was frustrated when I had to turn it off, but I couldn't have listened to all of it in one sitting.
I have already listened to it three times!
There are many memorable moments but one I found particularly so was when her husband went with her back in time.
I've recommended this book to many of my friends. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre' as is Science fiction. This is a great combination of the two!
Oh my this book was awesome, I just love how it was written, it goes back and forth through time but is so easy to keep up with & understand. I couldnt wait to hear this book each day in my car rides!!