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  • Behind Closed Doors

  • By: B. A. Paris
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,259

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He's a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You're hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slow start but a gripping experience

  • By Vanessa Arizona on 09-04-16

I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-17

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story was great and I hope that they turn this into a movie!

  • Homegoing

  • A Novel
  • By: Yaa Gyasi
  • Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,910
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,469

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An important story but terribly disjointed

  • By Joy on 12-07-17

Beautiful! Well written

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-16

What made the experience of listening to Homegoing the most enjoyable?

I have discussed the indescribable feeling I get when I am on the continent of Africa, when I hear drums, when I listen to the many languages spoken that makes me feel like "I am home." This book was able to capture my sentiments in such a beautiful way. I could listen to it over and over again. It was really well written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The crazy lady, the story of Marjorie's parents, Willie and H

Have you listened to any of Dominic Hoffman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! It just transported me into a very different world, but touched on subjects that people of color continue to struggle with today.

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