Yes!! Yes!! A Million Times Yes!!!
When they chopped off Kunta Kinte's foot and he was nursed by Belle.
His voice was so deep and sonorous. He brought such a proudness to the characters. I could see everything and everyone that he described. I could smell every smell that he described. Love his voice.
I was so enthralled by this book. I cannot believe that I overlooked it for all these years. It never seemed like a book that I could relate to so I just never picked it up. Never saw the movie, either. This was an amazing saga and I'm going to purchase the video.
This book is one of the best books I have ever read or heard.
I am retired trooper. I love to read but I feel guilty to just sit & read. So listening to them is great while I work.
I was surprised about the historical details. hearing what people went through to survive and hold onto their family.
A perfect sequel (prequel) to Uncle Tom's Cabin. Everyone should be more aware of the guilty truth of history. So easy to see why this book spawned the miniseries that was THE television event of the last 50 years.
The ending where the narrator closes the circle and retraces his roots is breathtaking.
I did not live in the US when the book was published or the movie released, so I'd missed this book till now, though I'd heard of it. It's epic, heartbreaking, inspiring, depressing, moving, and very hard to describe adequately. Picked it up on Audible and the narrator is excellent also. If you've been living under a rock, or like me outside the country, the author's family's oral history contained enough information that he was actually able to trace back to the village and tribe that his ancestor came from and recount the generations between that man and the author. He fictionalizes his ancestor's abduction by slavers and what befell the subsequent generations, based on details from true family tales and historical records, until he can tell his own story and how he pieced together the history and visited his ancestor's village. It's a damning, moving, and amazing story of suffering, human cruelty, and endurance as this one family story personifies the history of slavery in the US. Definitely worth reading.
While this story is extremely disturbing, the book was much easier to handle than the mini-series.
The pride the family maintained throughout the generations despite the misery that they endured.
Mr. Brooks did an excellent and made all of the characters believable.
The first part of the book (the Africa years) moves much slower than the time after Kunta was captured and shipped to America. The second part of the story held my interest much better.