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Someone Knows My Name Audiobook

Someone Knows My Name

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Publisher's Summary

Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-century woman's life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

Enslaved on a South Carolina plantation, Aminata works in the indigo fields and as a mid­wife. When she is bought by an entrepreneur from Charleston, she is torn from friends and family. The chaos of the Revolutionary War allows her to escape.

In British-held Manhattan, she helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for wartime service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. During her travels in Canada, Sierra Leone, and England, Aminata strives for her freedom and that of her people - even when it comes at a price.

In this captivating novel, Hill portrays one woman's remarkable spirit and strength in the face of adversity, and he brings to life crucial and little-known chapters in world history.

©2007 Lawrence Hill; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Stunning, wrenching and inspiring....Hill's book is a harrowing, breathtaking tour de force." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Patty, Iowa 02-28-17
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    "Captivating and enthralling"

    Absolutely loved this book! It kept me enthralled during the entire reading. This is a must read!

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    Althea Holmes 01-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very well written. The reader was awesome!"

    This was a very well written story and was quite a moving one. I loved the reader and wish I could find more stories with her reading.

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    Amazon Customer TAMPA, FLORIDA, United States 12-16-16
    Amazon Customer TAMPA, FLORIDA, United States 12-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    Simply the best audiobook I've listened to in years. Words can't describe the emotions I felt while listening to the tale of one, knowing many of my ancestors have also gone through a similar journey.

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    Amazon Customer MERIDIAN, MS, US 12-07-16
    Amazon Customer MERIDIAN, MS, US 12-07-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story all around"

    Great performance, great story. Powerful. I found the book after watching the mini series The Book of Negroes.

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    Jean 10-26-16
    Jean 10-26-16

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Wonderful Read"

    What a good book! It brought me to tears, made me laugh, enterained me and taught me some history. Thank you, Lawrence Hill.

    I have read the audible version and am quite impressed with the narrator, Adenrele Ojo.

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    iceyscorpio 10-17-16
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    From start to finished I was mesmerized. The rich recount of history was painfully and beautifully written. The narrator's voice and accents were so entertaining. Great book and vivid imagery.

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    Karen Cabiac 09-03-16
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    "Beautifully done"

    This is very well written and performed! Captivating, the story pulls you in. The performer has a beautiful and believable voice.

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    Sharon Dumfries, VA, USA 08-24-16
    Sharon Dumfries, VA, USA 08-24-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Outstanding book"

    This book has opened my eyes to so much history that I've looked up while listening to this story being told. I've come to appreciate the stories of our ancestors more than every. In the past I did not want to venture down the roads of the truths of what they endured because I would get so angry. Now I appreciate the stories and look at them as a way of filling a need I'd always needed about who I am, where are my people originally from. So many questions has stirred in me I'm going to research my family lines as far back as I can. It's a good thing to know from which you've came because it helps you know where you are going or which direction you need to go. I wish that many listen to this book and share!

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    Pat 08-20-16
    Pat 08-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    What did you love best about Someone Knows My Name?

    The story is told with dignity and compassion. Great listen.


    What other book might you compare Someone Knows My Name to and why?

    Good book for every age.


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    Beth T. 08-18-16
    Beth T. 08-18-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Story"

    History and personal interest all in one. An intense look at the African slave trade with perspectives I had never realized. Beautifully narrated, very well written. Kept my interest clear through.

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