©2004 Delores Phillips; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
The book had a decent/good plot but seemed to never become fully developed. There were way too many characters introduced in the book without expanding a great deal on all of their lives.
I would be willing to try another book written by this author. But I do like more character/plot development in my reading.
It was okay.
If the Darkest child was a movie there would be more time for character development which would end up a very good story. I could see Rozy (mom) being played by Vanessa Williams and Tangy Mae being played by Kee Kee Palmer
The unbelievability of the human condition.
As it is so that there is nothing new under this sun, one is left wondering where on this earth did this take place. The reading of this book is mesmerizing.
She is very animated and she bought all the characters to life.
This is a very good book.. I laughed, got mad, sometimes scared, and then happy. Kudos to the author for a great book.
these was my first listen
MAXS THE YOUNGER BOTHER, ALSO TANGIE, MESHO. ALL OF THEM
I WILL HAVE TO LISTEN I HAVE NOT YET
IT MADE ME CRY LAUGH GET MADE VERY SAD BUT SO TRUE FOR SOME FAMILIES EVEN TO DAY WHO HAS TO LIVE THIS WAY. MOTHER'S NOT KNOWING HOW TO REALLY LOVE THEIR CHILDEREN . CHILDREN SO AFARIAD THAT THEY WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THEIR MOTHER AND SIBLINGS, EVEN WHEN IT'S WRONG. DIRT SHAMEFUL. AND FIRIGHTEN. NOT KNOWING WHO YOUR FATHER IS. EXPERIENCEING ABUSE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE AND BELIVE IT IS LOVE OR MY FAULT I DESERVED IT ARE TO HATE HATE SO STRONG I KILL
Yes, a million times! This was an awesome story, hated for it to end.
My favorite character was Mussie. Her character is older and shows the true outcome of most people who have lived the life she lived.
I would take Tan out. She is intelligent and I would love to teach her so much more!
This story is a very dark read. It is amazing to see what an abusive mother can do to a family. The mother had 10 children and kept most of them under her spell, even though she had her favorites, she abused her children, and sold out her daughters to men for money and favors. This story kept you wanting more, trying to see if the children would ever get away or stand up to her.
I was devistated when the mother threw baby Judy off of the porch and she died. She then made it seem as though the baby slipped out of her hands. All of the children knew the truth and most of the people in town, but no one said a word or no one saved the other children.
It you don't like...change it!
Love the audio version
This book stayed on my mind a few days after I finished.
I listen to books all the time, When I am driving, cleaning, cooking or doing anything quiet. I am AUDOBSESSED!
I could not put this book away! I listened and listened I cried, laughed and yelled at many of the characters in this book. Despite the tragedies and there are many , I really loved the ending.
I found this story to be shocking. I was astounded by the mother's behavior. Really, it was hard to stop listening. I found the end to be satisfying also.
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