©2003 Tananarive Due; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC
"Due handles the potentially unwieldy elements of her novel with confidence, cross-cutting smoothly from past to present, introducing revelatory facts that alter the interpretation of earlier scenes and interjecting powerfully orchestrated moments of supernatural horror that sustain the tale's momentum....[Due is] a writer who grows better with each book." (Publishers Weekly)
What an intense story about family history,voodoo & curses.The narrator Robin Miles really did a wonderful job creating each character & giving them individuality.A family with a long history in voodoo magic was torn apart when one"Marie"decided to use her families gift for revenge & called apon the Bacah(a demon)who used the family & any one close to them to destroy everything in it's path.Marie decided it best to keep the new generation of her family in the dark of the families voodoo magic in hopes of burying the curse & it worked for a while,until the youngest member of the family(Corey)woke up the Bacah after finding his grandmother Marie's voodoo Journal,all Hell(literally)broke loose then.A struggle then ensued to send the Bacah back to Hell so as not to have any one else killed by it's hatred. Read this book if you love the paranormal,it was enthralling to
An avid reader who cherishes my time with a good book!
Most likely not. I felt unsatisfied by the ending, too much build up and not enough closure. Flat characters and predictable storyline with something too familiar about the plot to shake off. It had a "been there, done that" element and truth be told, I my opinion, its been done better. It left me wanting, and not in a good way.
The flashbacks in time, to the original Mambo and Grandmother were always much more interesting to me than the modern day descendants and their modern lives. The main characters were flat and predictable. The towns people come off odd and quirky even before they are subjected to the strange events that plague them.
Her character narration is top notch, lending her voice to the characters and breathing life into them that makes them very colorful and vibrant in a way the book may not have been able to achieve. Very talented.
Not really, very few moments of chills and thrills worthy of a blockbuster movie. Many of the characters, including Angie, are pretty flat and predictable.I just don't see Hollywood taking an interest in a plot that's been done before and characters that we've all met once. Just not enough here.
I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!
Great intense thoughtful story. So well written (like how "real people" would talk) and the detail, the description, the feeling you get from the story is amazing.
Have to give massive props to the narrator who performed more than 10 voices to this story! Super impressive; really aids story telling and enables the "reader" to follow along. Such a tough undertaking, especially with accents, in addition to having great acting ability. Super kudos to Robin!
It took too long to develop and I nearly gave up several times. The meat of the story wasn't as compelling as I had hoped. I think the story could have been better if it were condensed.
Well, I listened to it all without quitting.
The narrator was good. Many female narrators cannot create believable male voices, but hers were good.
I think the story was self-contained and I wasn't left wondering afterwards what may have become of the various characters.
I was disappointed that most of the white characters were depicted as stereotypes.
I really enjoyed this story from beginning to end. Author developed the characters nicely and the story keeps you drawn in. I definitely recommend it.
I enjoyed listening to this atmospheric story. The narrator did an excellent job. I highly recommend it if you like spooky stories and a story that draws together the past and the present, as this one certainly does.
I had not read this author before so was taking a chance based on the reviews. Overall it was a good ghost-type story. There was a little too much effort devoted to description in the beginning, enough so that I wasn't sure I was going to finish the book. But then it picked up momentum and kept my interest to the end. I was a little disappointed in the ending as I thought it would be more chilling. It was just a little too much of a happy ending. The story deserved a slightly better ending, something along the lines of a cautionary. Yet, i enjoyed the read and would recommend it to others.
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