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  • Redemption in Indigo

  • By: Karen Lord
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

This fascinating debut by Karen Lord - a retelling of a Senegalese folktale - earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and won the Frank Collymore Award. When Paama finally leaves her gluttonous husband, she attracts the attention of the undying spirit Patience, who gives her Chance’s Chaos Stick as a gift. But Chance insists that only he should wield the stick’s powers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unusual and entertaining book

  • By Jeph2005 on 07-30-11

Timeless

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Redemption in Indigo to be better than the print version?

Having both versions is the best way. Listening to the book narrated by Robin Mikes is soothing and entertaining. Reading it makes it even more personal.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Redemption in Indigo?

Seeing certain characteristics of myself in each character. That was eye opening.

What does Robin Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is a gifted in storytelling.

Who was the most memorable character of Redemption in Indigo and why?

All of them.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to this audiobook three times now because I can't find any other quite like it. It doesn't get old. This story is full of wisdom and is delivered as if it were poetry. It sort of speaks to you and points out many mysteries in life. I am glad Karen Lord followed her heart and wrote this one. And the narrator, Robin Miles .... Just perfect.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,559
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,513

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham at his best (again)

  • By Brock on 10-23-13

Deja Vu

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

Reviewed: 01-15-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

To Kill a Mocking Bird, the Help or anything you may find Thursday night on Prime Time TV all wrapped up in one long safe story. 'That being said, it's still enjoyable.

Would you recommend Sycamore Row to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend that my good friend should listen to the audio version instead of reading the book. Why? Because in my opinion there are books to Savor as they "speak" to you and paint a picture using your imagination as a palette and there are books that are quick and easy escapes from ones daily routine. The latter is worth a listen, maybe.

Which scene was your favorite?

The slow realist ending.

Was Sycamore Row worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Lots and lots of talent went into creating this story and audio production. I'm thankful!