• A Million Nightingales

  • By: Susan Straight
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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A Million Nightingales

By: Susan Straight
Narrated by: Robin Miles
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Publisher's Summary

From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom.

Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from her mother without a chance to say goodbye.

Bright, imaginative and well aware of everything she risks, Moinette at once begins to prepare for an opportunity to escape. Inspired by a true story, A Million Nightingales portrays Moinette’s experience - and the treacherous world she must navigate - with uncommon richness, intricacy, and drama.

©2006 Susan Straight (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Good depiction of timeperiod

The story was a great depiction of what it was to be a young female house slave. You could visualize what New Orleans was like during the early 1800’s. However in spite of advantages Moinette had over other slaves, she was constantly attacked and abused. That was hard to read. The male slaves were disloyal and useless even after being given freedom. That seemed stereotypical. There were no beautiful Black women in the story and Moinette’s beauty came from her white father. Also stereotypical.

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Bravo Robin Miles

I love this book! Robin Miles brought the Louisiana Bayou to life. I only wish they had given the French Creole definitions at the beginning of the book. This book is a must listen !

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A million nightingales

Beautifullly written story, beautifully read by Robin Miles . I reveled in the
Characters. I can’t wait to read another of Susan Straights books.