I liked this book. I thought the narration was good, and I liked the characters. It was a nice listen while busy around the house, but I have read thousands of books, and listened to perhaps a hundred, and this one is probably not going to be one that "stays with me" forever.
It is difficult to write a review about this book as I am conflicted about whether to recommend it for other readers or not. While the characters are extremely well-developed, they're dead before you know it! The historical importance of the plight of slaves in the late 1700's to early 1800's is extremely relevant to the reader, but the sadness and hoplessness in this book was overwhelming for me.
Sad and predictable at times, but the characters were so compelling I could not wait to hear their fate. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little history and drama with their fiction.
This book is not charming; its tragic. The narration is good, with the exception of Lavinia whose accent goes from strong to non-existent throughout the story. The story is well-crafted though and interesting from a historical standpoint. I would recommend this book, although it isn't an easy listen.
This book is gripping and haunting, it draws you into the story and makes you feel as if you are really sitting next to the narrator telling her own story. It is excellent, and when its over, you will feel as if this was really a true story a part of our own history.
I never thought I would like or could 'relate' to historical fiction, but I loved the characters in this book. The narration was great, the pace was perfect, and I wanted the book to go on longer than it did. Well done!
i enjoyed every minute of my listen. and then to hear the authors commentary on her research made it even more appealing. definitely a must read for anyone
I'm an avid book listener, and this is one of the good ones. The story and the narration are outstanding. It gripped me from the first words and held my interest until the fateful end. Loved it!