Donna VanLiere is one of the very best voice actresses I've heard -- and she's the author! She brings an authenticity to this work, both in her writing and in her performance, that wrap you up so tightly, it's as if Morgan Hill is a real place and these folk are your kin. But the best thing about this story is the unconditional love that springs out of nowhere within the characters and stays with you, the listener/reader, long after the story has ended. I will return for another visit to The Good Dream -- something I rarely do. That's how GREAT this story is.
I did recommend it to my friends! I loved it, and couldn't wait until I could listen to the story again each day. As the story progresses, it grips you.
It's a "slave" story, so it's comparable to lots of historical fiction stories featuring slaves. However, it has a different slant from others I've read, making it fresh and more thought provoking.
I've enjoyed Bahni Turpin's narration ever since The Help came out, and her flexibility with dialects is good here, too.
Josephine -- I would want a firsthand look at her art!
I truly loved this story and was amazed at the lackluster reviews I read on this site. I'm really glad I didn't read them before I bought the audiobook! This is one of my favorites of recent memory!
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