East Palo Alto, CA, United States
Where do I begin.....
Firstly, the controversial topic of focus represents situations that many people are currently facing. The decision making of all of the characters are underscored by power, greed, money, and morals. It's not only about survival, but also about the ways by which people choose to survive, and what they think they need to survive. All of those thoughts are challenged in this book.
Just when you think you know what's going on, the author drops another bone in the pot! The storyline is full circle and the ending is not rushed. The pace never slows.
The author had done her researched and is well equip to illustrate the complexities through her words.
I love the narrator's voice...
I just loved this book...
My favorite character is Waverly Slone.... talk about the king of misfortunate events. He is challenged through out the book, he is not depicted like a superman. He experiences the ebbs and flows of life and learns his lesson in the end.
I have never listened to R.C. Bray before, but I would definitely listen to him again!
YES! Matter of fact, I usually work slowly through audio books, but not this one; I usually give myself a week or two, but this one I finished in three days.
Yes, but not so soon after listening the first time. This story is heavy and the listening to the book is like traveling on a long trip. Enjoyable but It can tire you out! But I would definitely take that journey another time.
The author succeeded with being able to make sure that each character's perspective is understood. There was no room for judgement. The mystery and suspense was in balance with the love and family.
Robin Miles.... awesome. Natural cadence and flow throughout.
it would be.... "do you believe?"
No lies, I ran away from this book plenty of times. But when I was ready for it, it was ready for me. You will not be disappointed.
Absolutely! Especially after reading the first book, Standing at the Scratch Line. Guy Johnson sure does know how to put together a story. Well written plot and spending much time on character development allows the reader to truly understand the actions the characters choose to take. Well done Mr. Johnson, Well done!
None. (Except for the first book Standing at the Scratch Line).
One of my favorite narrators, he has yet to prove me wrong, I love his pace, delivery, and how he draws you into the story.
I would not. It fits.
This is a story that has never been told, and told so well. It takes on stereotypes and challenges them, especially in regards to how African-American families do not support each other. This story is all about family and one man's quest to create a successful legacy for his lineage. Its sincere, cut-throat, thought provoking, challenging, and just damn good!
Of course, King Tremain. Strength, family values, passion, reciprocity, don't take no mess from nobody...
Too many to choose one!
You 'best say Joe 'cause you sho' don't know!"
Can't wait to start and finish Echoes of a Distant Summer... the legacy lives on!
I like the character development. The author takes his time creating the backdrop of the characters which underscored their actions through out the story. I did not like the general pace. I felt some areas were drawn on too long, and some elements rushed. Also, the story was somewhat predictable. I was also upset about the ending and have not rushed to listen to Waking with Enemies, which is the sequel.
It was enjoyable, but..... I it could have been better. Yes, this is a fiction, but it seemed unrealistic at times and overly sensationalized.
Dion Graham is the reason why I did not stop the story.
It helped me to pass time; it wasn't a book that I sought out to listen to quickly. I had to take breaks from it.
Chilling, Mysterious, Unpredictable
The action never stops!! I never knew what was going to happen next. Mr. Massey did an excellent job laying out all of the elements providing enough detail to keep me intrigued through out and wanting more!
This story takes stalking to a whole different level. And its so awesome that in the midst of all of the trials and tribulations of the story, there are additional levels introduced that makes you understand why she is the unrelenting stalker that she is.
Dion Graham, I would love if he called me on the phone every night to read stories to me! He performed all of the characters with poise and style.
Not really because its not that type of book..... only thing moving for me was my craving to move to the next piece of the story
I LOVE IT!!
I appreciate the story on all of its levels. It presented so many issues. Social and Political, modern practice of ancestral practices, connecting with spirits, poverty, crime.... all exist in this story centered around one woman's quest to find herself.
This story was colorful, heartfelt. Warm and cold.
The story definitely has elements that challenge the western approach to healing and living. It does so in a way that does not demonize those who practice it.
I love the Author's descriptive writing style, I can connect to the story and all my senses are activated.
I have never listened to Peter Jay Fernandez, and he is amazing! The story is written in a patois and he performs it in a way that is still understandable.
The line in the sand has been drawn.... which side are you on?
I actually picked up this book a few years ago at the library and I was distracted by other books; I couldn't get through it. I'm glad I found it in this form because it is truly enjoyable.
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