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The Darkest Child Audiobook

The Darkest Child

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Publisher's Summary

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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    caroline atlanta, GA, United States 04-12-16
    caroline atlanta, GA, United States 04-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing slice of life"

    Fascinating story but depressing to think people live like this. It is important to read this book to help you realize how hard it is for people to rise above poverty and abuse.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MS Goddess 04-01-16
    MS Goddess 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "WOW! Vivid story of loss, sacrifice, and survival."

    I felt every range of emotion with this book. The narrator's performance is AWESOME! So many characters and a voice and tone for each one of them has me interested in other books narrated by Ms. Boothe. This story of loss and survival told through a young girl's detailed account of growing up with a mother who is so dysfunctional, verging on sadistic, that you weep for and with Tangie May, a true heroine.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 03-21-16
    Mike 03-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Compelling Story"

    Compelling and provoking read. Addresses South during Jim Crow era, domestic abuse, and mental illness. This was not a predictable story line. Great read overall.

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    Courtney 03-18-16
    Courtney 03-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "wow "

    This story is/was the life of so many. very sad but good book. The last chapter really got to me.

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    Kindle Customer 03-15-16 Member Since 2015

    Just Me..Dee.. A day without reading or laughter is grey...

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    "Heartbreaking Evil"

    This is 1 of my most favorite books.The tale of evil Rozelle unfolded as the story was reading could visualize it. If this Author ever did a follow up to this story, it would be just as amazing. To read more about Tangy and how she evolves into a woman away from that horrible nightmare would be great.I hope to read more from this Talented & Gifted Author.

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    M. Ryder 01-02-16
    M. Ryder 01-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    This book is certainly not uplifting. It is extremely sad, with no happy ending. Addresses a mother's physical and emotional abuse on her ten kids, and shows how the kids interact and relate to her on a daily basis. Did not like the story's conclusion because listener is left uncertain as to what happens with central character.d

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RiahWillow Daniels Thompsons Station, TN, United States 03-29-15
    RiahWillow Daniels Thompsons Station, TN, United States 03-29-15 Member Since 2012

    One could say my tastes in books are nonsequators because I have no favorite author or genre. I hold over 300 books in my audible library

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    "Great narration awesome story"

    This story was hard at points and made me want to hate the mom but I found that I felt sorry for her more and more. The main character in this book made me jump for joy at the end and want more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Byrnes Kissimmee, FL United States 12-15-09
    C. Byrnes Kissimmee, FL United States 12-15-09 Member Since 2008

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    "Very poignant"

    I had to stop listening a few times because the story was so sad. However, well worth the credit or price.

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    Sheila CA 09-23-16
    Sheila CA 09-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book! At times I smiled, lol, shriek & cried"

    Great book!!! I smiled, Found myself laughing out loud, shrieking in shock and crying. loved it

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    Lizeth 09-23-16
    Lizeth 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awful story...."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I dont know...too much violence and verbal abuse


    What was most disappointing about Delores Phillips’s story?

    the ending....such a let down...


    Which character – as performed by Cherise Boothe – was your favorite?

    the main character


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no. none at all.


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