I would listen to parts of it again because the story was very moving.
I like that the author intertwined real facts with a fictitious story to highlight the injustice of slavery. Surprisingly, the author did a very good job of showing all sides of the story - slaves, slave owners, people who think they are being sympathetic to those in bondage, abolitionists, etc. I enjoyed being able to Google some of the places and events that happened and seeing that, while the characters are not real, many of the facts are historical.
I wish she had more emotion during the dramatic parts of the novel. Too much of the time, her voice was simply monotone.
The description of Aminata's voyage from Africa was heart-wrenching. I thought it odd though, that once Mina is taken off the ship the author did not have her display much emotion over the events that took place. There was so much that happened to her in such a short time that one would think she would still anguish over it.
The last 15-20 mins of the story was a bit hokey, but I forgive Lawrence Hill, the author, because the rest of the book was so enjoyable.
Although I enjoy reading books on this topic, I just couldn't get pass the first few chapters. It was just too slow.
Considering the story line, I wouldn't have changed anything.
Frustration, I really wanted to enjoy this book.
This book should be listed as a classic, along the lines of The Grapes of Wrath, etc. Really riveting and well done. Highly recommend it.
A great story that tells of tragedy, betrayal, love, bravery and a heroine who never gives up...no matter how dismal the circumstances.
I really like learning some part of slavery history that I had no idea about! Very sad for most of the book, but of course, it's slavery!!! Nothing good about that institution!
I loved listening to this book. The reader was spectacular... The story was so beautifully written. It was one of my most favorite historical novels ever!
Aminata Diallo is an amazing character. The author wrote in such a way that you can truly feel her pain.
This is a must read. It is a long book, but every minute is essential to really appreciating the whole story. Six decades are chronicled in 18 hours or reading. Every American citizen should read this story.
This is an ambitious story, which pretty much succeeds. The crossing of continents, and life stories are all interesting. The story is a little far-fetched, but setting that aside is easy given the fine writing. I just felt the story grow a little absurd at the end, and grew bored. But the book doesn't stand on it's end.