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Publisher's Summary

Hillary Jordan's mesmerizing debut novel won the Bellwether Prize for fiction. A powerful piece of Southern literature, Mudbound takes on prejudice in its myriad forms on a Mississippi Delta farm in 1946. City girl Laura McAllen attempts to raise her family despite questionable decisions made by her husband. Tensions continue to rise when her brother-in-law and the son of a family of sharecroppers both return from WWII as changed men bearing the scars of combat.
©2008 Hillary Jordan; (P)2008 Recorded Books

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Excellent

The movie was great and made me want the book. Hearing this in first person from each character was great. Most of the narrators were amazing.

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Wonderful story!

I was hooked from the opening paragraph. The characters were written well and, with the exception of Jamie, were read well by the narrators. I gave 4 stars to the performance only because Jamie's reader, I felt, was too monotone.
I will be watching the movie and hope it lends well to such a beautifully written story.

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Great story .<br /><br />

I Loved it. A must read for understanding the old Southern Ways. Well written story.







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Great Listen!

This was a great story. It was recommended to me and I'm glad I listened. It was nice to hear the different characters and they sounded like they were from the area which gave me an in depth feeling like I was actually transported to that time and place.

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Shameful

This was a really difficult book to listen to. The story was engrossing, even though it was somewhat predictable, but the constant use of the &quot;N&quot; word, although appropriate for the time period being written about, was a jarring reminder of how awful African Americans were treated. This book won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction in 2016.
The narrators were outstanding.

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Breathless

There were points I was left breathless and heartbroken. Oh how happy I am to not have grown up in Mississippi during those years.

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Really good

I loved it and the different characters really helped me understand. I would recommend this to anyone that loves an easy read.

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great story

I really enjoyed the story line. it held my interest all the way through to the end.

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Captivating and engaging storytelling

A remarkable performance by narrators draws reader/listeners into the farm life at Mudbound. The story of Laura, Ronsel, Henry, Jamie, Hap and Florence takes you to the South just after WWII and reminds listeners of how much had changed. Compelling!

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Cant wait for the movie

this story was good to listen to and I enjoyed the narration. cant wait for the movie