Loved it!! It was a real story and it brought back the understanding of slavery and the transition from slavery
Through this convincingly narrated time travel drama, I have now journeyed alongside the lives of slaves and slave owners, knowing these characters as people instead of as vague historical concepts. This science fantasy historical novel was a very satisfying listen, and the time I spent was quite a trip. I'm very glad I chose it.
Excellently and tastefully written, historically eye-opening, anthropologically enlightening and emotionally charged, the author has portrayed hope and revealed many sides of human nature - and that we often believe what we want to believe, sometimes ignorantly making the wrong assumptions.
Should be required reading. Butler makes history accessible by using fiction as a vehicle.
I really liked this book. The story left me wanting more each day. The narrator is excellent. I did not give it five stars as I did not care for the ending very much. I felt it was rushed to conclusion and the relationship between Rufus an Dana came to a disjointed end. But how else could it have ended when you think of the books premise. At any rate it's worth the listen.
Her voice sounds authentic to the experiences.
Not really. But I wanted to hear more and more. I hated to put it down on any days.
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.
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.