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  • Revelation

  • Unchained Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Maria McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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Light-skinned Selina Standish lives a life of emotional pain and torment. In 1906, at the age of eight, she is convinced by her mother, actress Lavinia Standish, the daughter of a slave, to pass as white. Although Selina yields to her mother's insistence to pass, she refuses to cut ties completely with her Negro relatives, including her twin brother, a child her mother deems too dark. However, at age 17, in the year 1915, Selina meets wealthy Southerner Jack Cosgrove, the man of her dreams. Keeping her ancestry a secret, Selina is conflicted by Jack's negative attitude toward her race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just marvelous

  • By mary brown on 03-04-19

loved it

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Reviewed: 02-15-19

I could not stop listening to this book so so good even while I was at work

  • Escape

  • Unchained Series, Book 1
  • By: Maria McKenzie
  • Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Daniel and Lori love each other, yet to live as one in 1856, they must escape from the unyielding society that imprisons them. Lori was born a slave in North Carolina, yet by chance was raised alongside Daniel in a wealthy abolitionist household. The sudden death of Daniel's mother catapults Lori back into bondage. Relegated to chattel on a rice plantation, Lori lives in constant fear under the tormenting scrutiny of Daniel's wretched aunt.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Over Done

  • By Dianne on 07-24-17

great book

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Reviewed: 02-07-19

loved it listened on my way to work on my break and on my way home

  • Ever My Love

  • Plantation Series, Book 2
  • By: Gretchen Craig
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Brought up amid the luxury of plantation life, Marianne Johnston never questions her sheltered life until, driven by her conscience, she joins the Underground Railroad. Soon Marianne is living a dangerous double life, helping slaves flee by night and acting the belle by day. And nothing is riskier than her attraction to wild, heartless young Southerner Yves Chamard - while being courted by his noble older brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved loved this book

  • By Nancy on 06-14-17

loved it great story it was hard to stop listening

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Reviewed: 10-17-18

loved it great story hard to stop listening while driving could not get enough of it.

  • The Widow of the South

  • By: Robert Hicks
  • Narrated by: Becky Ann Baker, Tom Wopat, David Chandler, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4 out of 5 stars 33

This debut novel is based on the true story of Carrie McGavock. During the Civil War's Battle of Franklin, a five-hour bloodbath with 9,200 casualties, McGavock's home was turned into a field hospital where four generals died. For 40 years she tended the private cemetery on her property, where more than 1,000 were laid to rest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m still in the first chapter and it’s skipped half of the story

  • By Shea Thornburg on 01-07-19

great store

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Reviewed: 09-06-18

loved it great story would like to maybe buy the book sometime soon maybe get it

  • The Healing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Odell
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 292

Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a “slave disease.” Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In the remembering this book brought me to tears

  • By Marjo on 04-09-13

story

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Reviewed: 06-13-18

loved it
it's nice to learn about my history and how slaves lived their lives