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The Daughter of Union County Audiobook

The Daughter of Union County

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Publisher's Summary

Fourteen years after the end of slavery, Lord Henry Hardin and his wife, Lady Bertha, enjoy an entitled life in Union County, Arkansas. Until he faces a devastating reality: Bertha is unable to bear children. If Henry doesn't produce an heir, the American branch of his family name will die out. So Henry, desperate to preserve his aristocratic family lineage, does the unthinkable.

When Salome, Henry's colored mistress, gives birth to a white-skinned, blue-eyed daughter, Henry orders a reluctant Lady Bertha to claim the child as their own...allowing young Margaret to pass into the white world of privilege.

As Margaret grows older, unaware of her true parentage, devastating circumstances threaten to shroud her in pain and shame...but then, ultimately, in revelation. Despite rumors about Margaret's true identity, Salome is determined to transform her daughter's bitter past into her secure future while Henry goes to extraordinary lengths to protect his legacy. Spanning decades and generations, marked by tragedy and redemption, this unforgettable saga illuminates a family's fight for their name, for survival, and for true freedom.

©2016 Francine K. Howard (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    LDUB 03-02-17
    LDUB 03-02-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Didn't like the narration"

    The narration was very stilted and at times I was too distracted by this to enjoy the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    PamO 09-16-16
    PamO 09-16-16
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    "TERRIBLE Narrator, and ok story"

    The basics of the story were interesting, but the heroine was so insipid that you just wanted to choke her! ( figuratively, of course)
    The time jumps were a little jarring. But basically, the narrator was so boring that it made the book boring. I'm curious as to whether or not I would have liked the book better if I had read it in print format. I'm sure I couldn't have liked it any less.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    D. Long 08-31-16
    D. Long 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "too graphic"

    narrator was wonderful. at times I thought the sex scenes were needlessly and disturingly graphic.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sonya 10-06-16
    Sonya 10-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration was worse than the writing."

    The narration of this book makes this even more unbearable to get through. The only good thing about "The Daughter of Union County" was that is was free.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MultipleMom 04-20-17
    MultipleMom 04-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a waste of time..."

    Not a waste of time but not as good as I was hoping. The writing was decent overall but there were a few cringe-worthy passages throughout. It would have been more enjoyable if the narrator had used a dictionary for unfamiliar words. It didn't sound as if she had taken the time to read ahead at all as the pacing was frequently awkward.

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    Sally 04-20-17
    Sally 04-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good story"

    I enjoyed this story. Good narration. Twists and turns kept the book interesting. A grim reminder of how life was for African Americans during that timeframe in US history.

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    Deborah 04-03-17
    Deborah 04-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    this is a great story and once I started I could not stop listening. I have done about 20 historical history books but this one was different and I so enjoyed it.

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    By pklng 04-02-17
    By pklng 04-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "boring"

    struggled to finish too drug out and not enough romance or action in between, way too much negativity.

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    KBS 12-29-16
    KBS 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the worst or the best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    History part was interesting but too long and run on.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Did The Daughter of Union County inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    This book was just okay...like many audio books I was ready for it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Rochester NY 09-08-16
    Amazon Customer Rochester NY 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "decent read"

    it was OK. long book good for listening at a decent price. I like how the story span over several generations.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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