Enjoy reading books, but no time so this is an amazing alternative.
This was a story that captured me from the moment it started. The narration was terrific and the majority of the characters were believable. There were moments when the tension was such I had to turn my iPod off for a bit.
However, I wanted to throttle Lavinia, the female lead character. Really, can anyone be so blind and meek and naive? It took some of the joy away from the book.
I absolutely loved this book. I felt like I was right there watching it happen. It broke my heart to see how badly the slaves were treated but I know that this book is true to life. You will not be dissapointed when you download this book. I could have listened to it for another 10 hours.I am already listening to it again. If you liked The Help.... then you will LOVE this book.
The writing in this book is compelling not only for it's descriptions but it's emotion. It holds nothing back. Don't expect unicorns and rainbows here, this is a tough story that needed to be told. Are there some difficult parts? Yes. But there are some wonderful parts about love, redemption and the triumph of the human spirit. Life in the south during this time period was not a happy, easy time. Neither was this a happy, easy book. I'm so glad I read it though. Strong women, amazing families and triumph over adversity.
Will read it again.
Memorable story, lovable characters as well as a few
Cassidy & Turpin's reading was great. Gave the characters clear personalities.
This was an awesome book! There were so many twist and turns, I had no idea how it was going to end. I think it would make a great movie one day!
I think this is a very important part of the American story. It is important and a subject I want to know more about. Therefore I was highly looking forward to listening to this book and felt so let down when I was finished. I thought the depiction of slavery was not believable. I feel this book is an insult to the people who lived and died through slavery. The author had a real opportunity to give enligtenment to this subject and didn't come close. I would strongly not recommend it.
well written and good story but this is the saddest more depressing book I've ever "read". Just one bad thing happens after another, longing for a more uplifting story now...
The story was good and entertaining enough. It kept me interested to the end but I did not love it and walked away with a sort of "eh" feeling. It is not one of those books I feel compelled to share or recommend but I wouldn't say that it was bad either. The book is told by two women and heavily favors one of them, I would have liked to hear more from both sides. And although there is a ton of detail I still feel it was lacking somewhere, but honestly could not tell you where. So overall if you purchase this book I do no think you will regret it, but you may have hoped for more.