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Cheryl L. Lessin

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  • Blood at the Root

  • A Racial Cleansing in America
  • By: Patrick Phillips
  • Narrated by: Patrick Phillips
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 176

National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth's tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia. Recalling his own childhood in the 1970s and '80s, Phillips sheds light on the communal crimes of his hometown and the violent means by which locals kept Forsyth all white well into the 1990s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when is white history month?

  • By Bailey on 03-06-18

must read -

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

must read - especially with trump. ascension. Helps clarify the social base for fascism in this country. its up to us to stop it

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The City

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Korey Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,459

There are millions of stories in the city - some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws listeners into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a "piano man"; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live - and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dean Koontz is back!

  • By kimberlee on 07-14-14

Beautiful AND unconscionable

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

The book draws you in with interesting and important perspectives through the eyes of a. child. Unfortunately it wraps these in the dangerous lie - presented as truth- that the young people who fought for fundamental change in the 60's were riddled with mass murderers and motivated by selfishness. Unconscionable -especially as the society they stood up against is now committing genocide.