©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)
I'm a huge Octavia Butler fan! I am actually a huge fan of black female Sci fi authors in general. Since I have read all of Octavia Butler's Books, I decided that the next black female Sci Fi author I would try is Tananarive Due.
Let me tell you this woman can write! There were several nights I couldn't sleep because my overactive imagination combined with this Sci Fi horror had me looking over my shoulder, hearing sounds that weren't there and turning on all of the lights. It honestly got so I couldn't listen at night if I wanted to get some sleep. and then there were the times I binged listened because I just HAD TO KNOW what happened to the characters. Oh and I can't forget the time my sin had to put me on time out from listening to the book because I was hollering and screaming about something that was happening in the story while I was driving and he said it was too much for me. Lol!
Great Story! 3 thumbs up! Highly recommended!
Loved this book..unlike anything I'd ever read/listened to before. I felt as if I was transported into the story, I couldn't stop listening! The narrator did an awesome job with all of the people she had to portray. I've recommended this book to my friends and family!
The only thing I didn't particularly like about this book is Miles and Angela. I would've love to see this book without the romance angle, but it didn't kill the story for me.
Great story with a nebulous ending. Worth the purchase. Good job Tananarive Due
I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.
Where has this narrator been and along with that, the author. As you can tell, this was my first book by either and I will be looking for more. I am so glad I had the privilege to listen to this. Thanks!
Due is a master at what she writes. I normally do not do horror, but this was the best read that I have heard in a long while. Definitely kept me on my toes. Look forward to more by her.
It was a long read but was broken down very nicely and could pick right back up the next time you picked it up.
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Wonderful story! A page turner but without the pages. Had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. This is my first time I've heard of this author and I am so impressed with the storytelling. I look forward to reading more of her books.
I liked hearing about the things that had happened in the past, how Marie had fought, learning about the beliefs of the Gods and demon-like creatures, and how everything was incorporated into the modern day. I especially enjoyed hearing the characters as they went from searching for logical explanations, to suspicious dread, superstitious fears, and, finally, an acceptance of the supernatural. It followed the paths of each of the characters and their beliefs, or lack thereof, in a way that made sense.
It reminded me of "The Skeleton Key." An old house, supernatural happenings, characters who were stuck in their beliefs of what was logical and possible, and finally an acceptance of the unknown.
My favorite character was Marie Toussaint. Unfortunately, she has very little time in the book, but I enjoyed her character and learning more about her from what she left behind. She made some serious mistakes, and spends the rest of her life attempting to atone for them. So much so, that she continues even in death.
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