I really enjoyed the book and the narrator was excellent. In total, there were 3 parts but it did not feel like this took 18 hours. Time flies when you are having fun I guess.
This was an absolutely amazing story. I completely understand why it made Oprah's list. The narrator Adenrele Ojo made each character come to life, took me from one land to another, evoked emotion and helped me cross decades. Hill & Ojo made a great connection in this book.
What a fantastic book. The narrator's voice gave me the flavor of the African continent. The story was moving and very difficult to take to heart. It's hard to believe that one race could think it had the right to treat another race so inhumanely. It was extremely disturbing at times to read. The characters were well developed and so easy to relate to . What an undaunting strength Mina the main character possessed. Great read.
I enjoyed the semi-historical content of this book but to me seemed at times to be out of chronological dating.
This book made me sad, happy, proud, hopeful and aware of how strong "roots" can be and how at times they may keep you going.
Thought that this book would be a good companion read to BROTHER FISH by Bryce Courtenay.
I really, really loved this memoir! Very detailing and I laughed and cried just about all at the same time! Sad at times and shocked but it kept my attention and I couldn't put it down. It was like I lived there and I felt Aminatah"s pain. Beautiful and talented narrator as well!
I loved this book even though it is always hard to listen to human beings being so evil to other human beings. It is a gripping story and kept me entranced every minute.
Did you know that Lawrence Hill, the author of The book of negros, otherwise known as Someone knows my name, is Canadian? I to am Canadian and have wanted to listen to this book for years. Due to some contractual agreements made somewhere, the audiobook is not available in Canada. Only recently I traveled to Europe and thought to purchase the book and download it while still abroad. I'm glad I did, it's a great book and wonderful performance, well worth the trip to Europe that it took to get it.