In this novel, Joseph, a manservant of Abram Callcott, begins a journey of faith. One of Abram's passions is teaching the slaves about the Gospel. He is shocked, however, by the realization that Joseph has taught himself to read and write. Joseph's abilities show Abram that he may have misjudged his African slaves, but nothing can prepare either man for what is to come.
Through strong, colorful characters, Williamson examines slavery from various perspectives and explores the growth and change in the antebellum south. With a moving narration by Peter Jay Fernandez, The Dark Sun Rises will remind listeners of an era that defined and changed America.
©1998 Denise Williamson; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
Yes it was a movie in my head. Will listen to it again. So thought provoking. Makes you really stop and think about what it really was like in that era......puts you face to face with truth and blatant facts.
The Red Tent
Was also very detailed, filled with history mixed with story telling as how it may have been woven together.
His voice is very dimensional, depth, lightness and drama.
Each of the main characters were amazing and stood on their own. Such different
personalities, feelings, outlooks, and very believable.
I loved this book. So thought provoking, and reached in my heart and mind, to tell me
of what others have gone through. Don't miss this one. It is stunning.
I used to love to read, now I love to listen!
Struggle, Persistence, Forgiveness
Mandingo, because of the misunderstanding of considering black people as chattle instead of human beings.
No, but I will.
When Abram realized Joseph could read, learn and administer medical help.
This is a great listen. The picture the author painted, plays like a movie in my mind's eye!
I liked the story line of conflicting ideas of two generations, especially the specific struggle of a son’s attempt to come to terms with his father’s philosophy related to dealing with people of color. The narrator did a nice job delineating characters and articulating southern accents. I would be interested in reading more books by this author.
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