©1979 by Anne O'Brien Rice; (P)1991 by Random House, Inc.
Again, I give this work one star because it is not possible to do this book any justice in a 3 hour time period. It was my fault for not checking to see if it was abridged or unabridged, however, take the time to read the whole book instead of listening to this farce of a book.
I listened to this book because my book club selected it. I was intrigued with the characters in the story and the period of history it explores and the performance was very good. Typically, I purchase unabridged book versions but that was not available. Since it was only three hours long, I wonder what all we missed. I feel like I bought the cliff notes and I don't know how I would feel about reading the entire book. Would it be too slow and boring or would it give us more insight into the lives and struggles of our characters?
Yes I would
It was way too short to really tell the story!
I need the read the unabridged version of this story. With the way it is chopped up now it doesn't make much sense. Please get the unabridged version. Courtney B. Vance can still read it, but at least give him a chance to do justice to the story.
Yes indeed! I have read the book and seen the mini series. It was fantastic both times. This version is just too short to do the story justice.
I would love to listen to a full version of the reading of this book.
This is a must read! The author does an amazing job narrating the life of free people of color in New Orleans.
I was not sure what to expect from this book, since I have read all Rice's books which have to do with the paranormal, but I really enjoyed this book and really love the characters!!!
shhh.... can't you see I am reading?
Of all of the Anne Rice's novel's this is one of my favorites! The New Orleans of the 1820s comes alive in this story of young people of all walks of life and their rites of passage into adulthood. Particularly the tragic social life of the Gender de Colours of New Orleans.
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