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The Darkest Child Audiobook

The Darkest Child

Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."
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Delores Phillips' heart-rending debut novel is set in 1950s Georgia where most of Rozelle Quinn's 10 children can pass as white. Her brightest child, Tangy Mae, however, has the darkest skin of them all, and she longs to continue her education. But Rozelle thinks it's time for 13-year-old Tangy Mae to follow in her own footsteps and earn money "cleaning for whites" and bedding men at the "Farmhouse."

©2004 Delores Phillips; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Tia 03-14-16
    Tia 03-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "enjoyable listening experience"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story. There were emotional moments throughout the story. very good listening experience that makes me want to obtain more books by Delores Phillips.

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    Ak7 03-11-16
    Ak7 03-11-16
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    "Awesome "

    I read this book when it was first released and have shared it with many. This story seems like it could be a true story although I'm glad it's not....It is an awesome read and also an awesome audio. I really wish Delores Phillips would write another.

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    mandy1220 03-11-16
    mandy1220 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The dysfunctional family."

    Loved it, very emotional. Although, thus story seemed unbelievable. sadly, there are people in the world that have experienced the same misfortunes and grew strength because of the dysfunctional family life.

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    Miss.Mickey(^^^) Stevens Point, WI, United States 03-11-16
    Miss.Mickey(^^^) Stevens Point, WI, United States 03-11-16 Member Since 2016

    I am loving Audible and I only get the best!

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    "FLAT"

    This was a flat story no real WOW moment for me. I listened for the Moment but nothing.

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    Ebony 03-02-16
    Ebony 03-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    Would you listen to The Darkest Child again? Why?

    This is actually my second time with this story. I read the physical book a few years back, and was excited to see it here on Audible. The story was just as good as I remembered.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Darkest Child?

    When Tangy first went to "The Farm House". I actually cried for her.


    Have you listened to any of Cherise Boothe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the 1st one, and I really enjoyed it


    Who was the most memorable character of The Darkest Child and why?

    I would have to say the mother was. Simply because of all the stuff she did to her kids. I believe that she had some mental issues, but doubt they were as extreme as she made them out to be.


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    mary brown 03-01-16
    mary brown 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "spellbinding story"

    from start to finish I was entranced by this sad and realistic story, it took me back to my childhood where so many of the characters could have easily been real people from my life. This story gives a glimpse of the life of poor blacks from the south of this era. especially the torture endured by black women. fantastic!

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    Amazon Customer 02-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great tale"

    I liked the history and the tales of the people. it's quite long but keeps you into it the entire way.

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    Audrey 02-23-16
    Audrey 02-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "A disturbing story"

    This book is a disturbing story with none of the characters, except maybe the storyteller, having any real redemptive qualities. It details a severely dysfunctional family and how they came to be that way. The narrator gave provided a great performance but the tragic plot made me wish I had spent my credit on another book.

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    Erika California 01-30-16
    Erika California 01-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Narrator!"
    Would you listen to The Darkest Child again? Why?

    I probably wouldn't listen again but only because the story itself was difficult to read/listen to. The things the children had to suffer through were terrible! That being said, I really enjoyed Cherise's performance.


    Have you listened to any of Cherise Boothe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to anything else yet but I'd like to.


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    "Awesome Read!"

    One of my favorites hands down! Awesome story, awesome performance. My only complaint is that "Tangy" is a very common name which is actually pronounced like "Tan-Gee". But the narrator kept pronouncing it Tangy, as if it were sour. Lol, other than that, I thought she did a spectacular job. She totally understood the character!

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