A very interesting saga. You are given an example of what took place in the lives of those who were kidnapped from their villages and sold into slavery. One challenge right after another. It was excellent.
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I enjoyed the semi-historical content of this book but to me seemed at times to be out of chronological dating.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.
From start to finished I was mesmerized. The rich recount of history was painfully and beautifully written. The narrator's voice and accents were so entertaining. Great book and vivid imagery.
This book has opened my eyes to so much history that I've looked up while listening to this story being told. I've come to appreciate the stories of our ancestors more than every. In the past I did not want to venture down the roads of the truths of what they endured because I would get so angry. Now I appreciate the stories and look at them as a way of filling a need I'd always needed about who I am, where are my people originally from. So many questions has stirred in me I'm going to research my family lines as far back as I can. It's a good thing to know from which you've came because it helps you know where you are going or which direction you need to go. I wish that many listen to this book and share!
The story is told with dignity and compassion. Great listen.
Good book for every age.