I would recommend this book to a friend because it is a great listen and story. I love anything regarding slavery. It's a haunting and moving story.
All the struggles of Lilith and with Lilith. The strength of Homer.
This was the first listen by Robin Miles. I believe she did a great job.
The scene of the "Ultimate Betrayal".
If found many parts of this fascinating book very difficult to get through due to the graphic descriptions of the extreme, every day brutality that the slaves had to endure. But the story accurately describes the sadistic methods used to keep the slaves under control and aptly illustrates how slavery degraded the slaves and the slaveholders, however much the British slave owners tried to pretend they were still part of refined society. The book also provides a very informative history of slavery in Jamaica.
The story of Lilith and her growth from child to woman in the most horrific circumstances imaginable was captivating and, ultimately, affirming of the degree to which people in even the most inhumane circumstances fight to keep hold of their humanity.
Robin Miles did a wonderful job narrating the story. Her Jamaican accent lent the story an additional element of authenticity that made the book more compelling.
I recommend this book highly.
I love well written books and moving narrators! I am a realism SCI-FI buff. I find non-mushy romance intertwined in a story appealing.
This was a well written story, full of sadness and pain, but also courage and strength. I loved the accents and descriptions of Jamaica. It was compelling and gripping!
To be honest, I'm not sure whether or not I liked this one. What I did like is that it's different and the story line is not your typical. But there was so much going back and forth between characters and all that I often got confused and would have to play catch up in my mind or rewind again to figure out who was who and doing what to who. Perhaps the best word to describe it is "interesting." But I'm not quite sure if I would want to listen to it again; however, it wasn't awful.
The plus is the narrator, the narrator was excellent and my hat is off to the narrator! Kudos!
My comments mirror all of the others. Well written, engaging & above all Robin's narration was a joy to listen to.
So, we have all known about slavery, but the writer here has captured the sights, smells, sounds and feelings of being a slave in Jamaica. How sad life was...and how riveting it was to hear about it. I laughed at a few parts, and cried at a few parts as well. Definitely worth the read. Robin Miles, Narrator, has a nice voice.
Say something about yourself!
This book is well written and extremely well narrated. Descriptions of what went occurred on Jamaican plantations is probably pretty accurate. The characters are well developed although few are endearing. If you are into a well-told story that is depressing from beginning to end, go for it. I finished it yet it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
What a compelling book! While tough to read the very graphic descriptions of physical and mental abuse, this book really transports the reader to the time and place. The plot was pleasingly unpredictable, in accordance with what real life has to offer. A very moving work, with absolutely fabulous narration.
I have to give the narrator props for this book. I have listened to so many audio books in my time that I can't even begin to count and those out there like me know a narrator can make or break a book no matter how good (or bad) it is. Robin Miles is so amazing. You completely lose yourself in the story and she bounces accents around without missing a beat. There is one character who naturally speaks with a native accent but tries to cover it up with a British accent. Miles is so good she can have an argument among characters who slip up with their own accents and she doesn't miss a beat (Download this book and you'll know exactly who I'm talking about). And you have to keep reminding yourself this is one woman doing all the narration. AMAZING. Oh, and the book itself, excellent. This is one of those occasions where a great story and a great narrator teamed up and got me to ignore my husband and kids for days. Do not miss this one.
At first the Jamaican dialect was a little offsetting but I forgot about it pretty quickly. The story is great. Although there are some pretty awful things that happen to the slaves in Jamaica the women's story of strength and endurance is incredible. Well done, couldn't stop listening! Highly recommended.