I enjoy knitting while I listen. Science fiction and historical fiction are my favorite genre'. Also like some horror, especially vampires.
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!!
I think that this book ranks 5 of 5 stars and one of the best of the audio books that I have listened to.
It's 'what if' quality. Also, the characters were very interesting and even if the scenes were painful to listen to you had to keep listening to make sure that you didn't miss anything crucial to the story.
She is one of the best narrators that I've heard yet. She is excellent and really helped to present the story as it was meant to be.
I read this book many years ago and really enjoyed it even more with this readers presentation. She did Octavia Butler justice!
What would you do if you are black and traveled back in time to the Antebellum South? For many black people, the first thing you would think to do is to runaway or fight back. These options aren't easy for Dana who have to go back to save her ancestor to ensure her own survival. Octavia Butler writes a captivating story that makes you wonder what will Dana do next. The characters in the book are fleshed out, except Kevin, in spite of the simple writing style.
One of the things I like best about the story is how Butler wrote about slave life from an outsider perspective and didn't romanticize the relationship slaves and masters or slaves with other slaves.
The problem I had with the story is that it was too short. Its like the publisher told her the book had to be under 11 hours. Also, I felt that the ending was a little tacked on.
About the writing: The story is written from Dana's first person perspective as if Dana is retelling the story or writing it down. Octavia Butler uses in a simple writing style which makes it accessible for different ages but it comes off as weird since Dana is suppose to be a professional writer.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
A friend recommended this book, and I'm glad that I read it. Kindred is about a contemporary African American woman who suddenly finds herself called back to a plantation in the early 1800's. Through her unexpected time travel you learn more about the meaning and consequences of slavery, racism, and the importance of family -- even the family of your ancestors. While the book is classified as science fiction, it is written in such a simple, straight forward style, that I found myself believing that it all could have really happened
This is one of my favorite books. I read it in college years ago and was happy to find it on Audible. This is a great read and gives a great twist on the history of slavery and the relationships between slaves and their masters.
It was an awesome story. Quite interesting.
I liked this audiobook. It was interesting and exciting and emotional. Great characters...some you loved and some you loved to hate. And a good history lesson...A must listen / read.
this book starts out strange but gets going after 30mins octavia is a very good writer. check out fledding .
I'm a country potter, gardener, flute player and tin tinker living with my husband, an electrical engineer & cabinet maker.
I know I'm getting picky but it makes me crazy to hear the same sentence over and over when there could be so many ways to say it.
"I said nothing" was a statement made by Dana over and over and over. I heard it 5 times in an hour in part 2. Poor editing didn't bother me until I listened to Ken Follett's book and he was so repetitive with such awkward sentences that I wanted to scream at times. He had a great story but where was the editor???
So the story line is good though a bit strange at time. The character Dana disappears and returns wet and muddy in a few seconds and her husband doesn't believe what she tells him. He tries to tell her she imagined it yet there she is wet and muddy and in a different place in just seconds. The conversation should have been closer to - Holy Cow. What is this? - but instead he tries to tell Dana it was just a dream. She should take a shower and clean up and she will feel better and realize nothing really happened to her?
Really? That's the conversation? Is that because he's the man and she's the woman and therefore he must understand more than her?
The book is worth the read because of the different inside looking out view of slavery but with involved editing it could have been so much better.