A Slave of the Shadows

Book 1
Narrated by: Reagan Boggs
Series: A Slave of the Shadows, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society. In an era where ladies are considered mere property, beautiful and headstrong Willow Hendricks' father has filled her life with turmoil, secrets, and lies. 

Her father rules her life until she finds a kindred spirit in spunky, outspoken Whitney Barry, a northerner from Boston. Together these Charleston belles are driven to take control of their own lives - and they are plunged into fear and chaos in their quest to fight for the rights of slaves. Against all odds, these feisty women fight to secure freedom and equality for those made powerless and persecuted by a supposedly superior race. 

Only when they've lost it all do they find a new beginning. 

Book 1 presents Willow and Whitney - and the listener - with the hardships the slaves endure at the hands of their white masters.

©2018 Huntson Press (P)2018 Huntson Press

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4 hours left

UGH! I have 4 hours left & it’s a struggle!!! The Civil War era is one of my favorite times in history. I can’t get enough so I read/listen to anything (worthy) that’s based during that time period. I’m at Ch 39 of 81 & I just can’t go on! The story line is frivolous, the writing is nonsensical and way too modern for this time period. Pre Civil War the word ‘lame’ was used in the context of a horse or person unable to walk due to something wrong with their leg/foot. In the book the word ‘lame’ was used to describe an idea; something one of the characters had said. So, if the author isn’t going to research that period and just use it as a background for her ‘fluff’ then you can only imagine the content. And that is only one example of many. The story drags on and on and on... no excitement, no intrigue, nothing to really hold the reader’s attention. I feel like the Lone Ranger here amongst all these other glorious reviews but I stand by mine. Drivel, fluff, Harlequin-like, unrealistic, mindless words with no body or substance! Going to my Audible Library now & marking this one finished!

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Amazingly Descriptive and Captivating

Beautiful narrated! Enjoy every scene down to the smallest detail. I wish book 2 was in audible form...now I have to wait!

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Great read

I was taken though so many emotions listening to the story. Must read story again

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A definite must

I was absolutely hooked on this story. The narrator was simply amazing and I look forward to more novels as this one.

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Breath taking book. Slave of the Shadow

l read this book twice. l really love the way she read the book with such feeling. l felt as if l were there. looking forward to the next one.

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Great Saga

There are twist to this saga that will make your mouth drop. The main Willow has a mission but also knows that she has a role to her society. Conflicted!

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This was a very good read

This kept me interested all the way to the end. I recommend anyone to read listen.

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good research shines through every time

so many good things to say about this book her research definitely shows. I attempted to to read the book Water dancer before this one and could not finish that book because of all the errors and fractured characters. This book I feel is much better written, better research, has foreshadowing and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time of reading. not to mention it outlines the woman's struggle during this time period as well which few books do I personally I feel this book should have been awarded the Oprah book club book this is a jewel for sure

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Wonderful

Beautifully written. I can’t wait to see the movie version. Book 2 should be a great listen as well.

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wonderful book, listening to the whole series.

LOVED IT!! I was enthralled from the start. very entertaining and enjoyable. The characters were amazing.

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  • allie johnson
  • 06-28-20

brilliant!

I loved this book, interesting, well written and well read. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.