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  • A Wave from Mama

  • The Slavery and Beyond Series, Book 2
  • By: A. Robert Allen
  • Narrated by: Antonio Reyes
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

The free Black community of Weeksville, Brooklyn becomes home to an unusually small boy and his mother who fled Manhattan during New York's draft riots. When his mother succumbs to her injuries, the boy swears revenge against everyone and everything that contributed to her death. His diminutive size and acrobatic climbing abilities make him a spectacle to behold, while his awkward social habits make him an outcast to everyone in Weeksville, except the adopted family he swears to protect.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • People Working Together after the Civil War

  • By Pat Top Reviewer on 01-08-17

People Working Together after the Civil War

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Reviewed: 01-08-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Wave from Mama to be better than the print version?

The audio was fantastic, the many voices were crisp and clear. The audio made the whole story light up.

The narrator had a distinctive voice for each person in the novel. I liked the audio version with the printed book, I used them together. With the audio the book was outstanding.

What did you like best about this story?

Listening to the audio made the characters come to life, and I was in the middle of the story not on the side lines.

Which character – as performed by Antonio Reyes – was your favorite?

I liked the character Moses, he was always helping Venture Simmons out when he got into trouble. I also liked Vent' s girl friend, with the audio I felt there was real love between them.

If you could take any character from A Wave from Mama out to dinner, who would it be and why?

If I could take a character out to dinner it would have to be Vent' s girl friend, she was friendly, a little shy at first but warmed up to others fairly easy.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book and audio, I learn about the building of the Booklyn Bridge, and about the Irish gangs. I also learned how hard the black people had to work to survive after President Lincoln freed them. Oh, yes one more thing the song 'Amazon Grace' was beautiful and was the high light of the Audio.

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