As a child, Hester Wyatt escaped slavery, but now the dark-skinned beauty is a member of Michigan's Underground Railroad, offering other runaways a chance at the freedom she has learned to love.
When one of her fellow conductors brings her an injured man to hide, Hester doesn't hesitate...even after she is told about the price on his head. The man in question is known as the "Black Daniel", a vital member of the North's Underground Railroad network. But Hester finds him so rude and arrogant, she begins to question her vow to hide him.
Galen Vachon is a member of one of the wealthiest free black families in New Orleans. He has turned his back on the lavish living he is accustomed to in order to provide freedom to those who are enslaved in the South. However, as he heals, he cannot turn his back on Hester Wyatt; he is determined to make this gorgeous and intelligent woman his own. Yet there are traitors to be discovered and slave catchers to be evaded before Hester and Galen can find the freedom that only true love can bring.
Contains mature themes.
©1996 Beverly Jenkins (P)2014 Tantor
In love & married for 23 years. Escaping with my audible reads makes my days happy. So glad my hubby found audible for me.
One of my favorites by Ms. Jenkins. I've read Indigo several times and when I found it on Audible I had to get it right away. Felt the same after seeing Vivid another of my favorites. Story is exceptional and told with elegance and intrigue. Falling in love along with learning a bit of history makes this book a phenonimal good read. HOWEVER, I cringe at this narrators French accent for Galen. So disappointing! He speaks French but is not French so why oh why did she feel Galen needed to have a French accent???? It's HORRIBLE. I imagined his voice to be strong deep and controlled but what we got was a weak terrible sound squeaky voice with a terrible French like accent. I love the story and will finish the listen at the same time I'll imagine Galen's voice as it should be not what I'm hearing. Love Beverly Jenkins my ALLTIME favorite authors
In love with love...
Of all the books I've read Indigo is at the TOP of my lists. It's by far one of the best books I've ever read so when I saw that it now available in audio format I immediately purchased it. Hester and Galen's fight against slavery is one to be admired. The characters are very well developed and the feelings that blossom between the two are truly lifelong. Ms. Jenkins has a way of teaching you about history within the story and you never walk away after reading her books the way you started. She's still no. 1 in my book. And after having said all that I will say this...I hate this narrator! Lord why??? I almost cried when I heard her interpretation of Galen's voice. Her attempt of a french accent did not make it's mark. The rest of the voices were ok but her french accent has got to stop. (I feel awful for this by the way, I wanted it to be good SOOOOOOO bad).
Yes because of the writer; no because of the narrator. I fell asleep on it several times.
Vivid - same author. Same narrator too. (Although, her narrations were better with Vivid).
I did - Vivid.
Because I read the book first, yes.
I don't know if the narrator was just not interested in the book or had no concept of the time period in which she was reading but I thought she was reading a textbook. I think a little prior knowledge would have made this a more pleasurable listen.
I read at least 5x and love the story more each time! It's a love story like none other. Its historical romance at its finest.
No, At least not by this Narrator. What happen to Thomas Penny or Kim Staunton
The total book is just wonderful
A different Narrator
Love them all
Please get Thomas Penny or Kim Staunton
Its a great book with well fleshed out characters and storylines.
I really am not trying to be mean but this reading is a disservice to the book. Its just awful. Flat, dull, monotone, annoying...really horrible. The text-to-speech on my Kindle was better and less distracting than this narration. I wound up just reading it with no sound. If they re-record it with a more lively narration I would purchase it. How does, Thomas Penny or the other guy sound better, for male and female voices, than a women reading a romance novel? Thanks but no thanks.
This is a wonderful story. As always, full of history and romance. Please don't use Ms. Eller as a narrator anymore. I want to return the book but I wont just to support the author and the ability of getting this specific niche on audiobooks, there is nothing out there like Ms. Jenkins writings.
I absolutely loved this book. Hester and Galen are both so complex and yet personable. What an amazing read/ listen!
Loved the story. Suspenseful. A lot of history interwoven in the story. You will love Hester and Galen's story. Struggled with the voice of Galen. The voice of Galen was awful. The narrator made him sound like such a wimp, instead of the deep sultry voice that the author intended. Would have preferred more creole French. However, I still loved the story.
Not a particular fan of romance novels, I read this for a book club. While the story was uninteresting it did make me look up additional info on a number of subjects such as the Dred Scott decision and the Underground Railroad. I learned a lot from my searches, so the book was good for that. However, this was the worst narrator I've ever heard. She mispronounced many words, paused in sentences where there was no reason to, thereby ruining the meaning many times. Her use of a French accent was unneeded and horrible. Several times in the middle,of a sentence, she would forget the accent and speak without it. This was very distracting! If I see another book narrated by Robin Eller I will avoid it like the plague!
I had read bad reviews about the narrator of this book that had kept me from listening to it. I understand what the reviews were talking about, a better narrator would have made this book an absolute classic but, the strength of the story could not be diminished. The story made me cry in several places. Ms. Jenkins does a masterful job weaving historical fact throughout the story. Great book!
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