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The Land Audiobook

The Land

Ever since running away at the age of fourteen, Paul-Edward, the son of a white landowner and a black slave, has had one dream: to own land every bit as good as his daddy's. While growing up, Paul-Edward loved, and feared, his father, but he loved the land unconditionally. Then, after a rash act of youthful rebellion, he leaves his family behind and vows to succeed on his own. However, for anyone black coming of age in 1880's Mississippi, this is no simple goal.
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Ever since running away at the age of fourteen, Paul-Edward, the son of a white landowner and a black slave, has had one dream: to own land every bit as good as his daddy's. While growing up, Paul-Edward loved, and feared, his father, but he loved the land unconditionally. Then, after a rash act of youthful rebellion, he leaves his family behind and vows to succeed on his own. However, for anyone black coming of age in 1880s Mississippi, this is no simple goal. From horse racing to lumber camps to outwitting double-crossing businessmen, Paul-Edward will do what it takes to make his dream come true, along the way discovering his own strength, learning the value of friendship and even falling in love.

©2001 Mildred D. Taylor; (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

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"Readers...will grab this and be astonished by its powerful story." (Booklist)
"It's a powerful, evergreen story that furthers our understanding of American history." (AudioFile)

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    "My all time favorite book"

    I've actually never read this book before, but I've listened to it about thee times now since I was kid. It is such a heartfelt story full of emotion that continually draws you in. Being in the time shortly after the civil war, there were some parts that made me angry as I felt for Paul Logan. I could listen to the story again and again. But what really makes the story come to life is the amazing narration. I wish he could narrate all my books.

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    C. Evans 02-27-15
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    I finished this book in just a few days. It was a beautiful and simple heart warming story about life after the Civil War for a man caught between two worlds. This story is filled with strong inspiring characters. I enjoyed every minute.

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    If you could sum up The Land in three words, what would they be?

    I loved this book. I couldn't wait to have the time to listen to it. The story is engaging and well read.


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    "Great story!"

    This is a great story about a man whose daddy was white and mama was a black Native American. Both parents love him but because of his color he can't be loved the same way as his white brothers by his daddy. My family listened to this book on a long trip and everyone liked it. My youngest is 10 and oldest is 15. We all were wiping our eyes and cheering for Paul Edward Logan. GOOD story! The narrator was awesome!

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    "Best fiction audio book I've listened to."

    This is a great story that is both engaging and exciting. I was drawn right into the characters and could really identify with their struggles. Great narration.

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