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Mudbound Audiobook

Mudbound

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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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    Lesley GREENWOOD, MO, United States 10-17-13
    Lesley GREENWOOD, MO, United States 10-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved Everything About It."
    What other book might you compare Mudbound to and why?

    This is in the same realm as The Kitchen House. I could not stop listening to it.


    Which character – as performed by Ezra Knight – was your favorite?

    Laura.


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    Amazon Customer 04-14-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A whole new view!"

    When my book club chose this book, I thought "Oh no, another "issues" book. It was, but not in the way I expected. It brought a whole new understanding for me and I will remember the story for a long time. I recommended it to my husband. There were issues but told through the eyes of WW2 veterans, farm wives who are trapped in toil and the cruelty to a race that lasted well into the 20th century. All a different take on the stories we like to glorify about the rural south. My only complaint is with the recording which on multiple occasions repeated itself for a few lines.

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    karen Encino, California, United States 03-27-13
    karen Encino, California, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great but unfortunately"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the story and all but one of the narrators (Jamie's character). Unfortunately the audiobook did not download properly and skipped a bunch of chapters. By then, I was so in to the story, I bought it on Kindle and started when the audio left off. Hope it doesn't happen to you, but be warned.


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    Sandy Great Falls, MT, United States 01-29-13
    Sandy Great Falls, MT, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2013

    My name is Ted and my wife is Sandy. I am a school teacher in Montana. I teach math and History. I live on 40 acres south of Great Falls.

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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to Mudbound the most enjoyable?

    I liked heraing about the deep south. They live totally different lives then I know.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I did not like the scene in the barn.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book the coming of age of young people in the deep south blacks, whites, women, and the old order of things.

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    Sharon West Monroe, LA, United States 12-04-12
    Sharon West Monroe, LA, United States 12-04-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Felt like the writer was trying too hard"

    While this book is very atmospheric and the voices are well done, I didn't care much for the essence of the story. It sounded like the writer was trying to write like Welty and Faulkner and so many other writers. The ending was ho-hum.

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    Nick Chicago, IL, United States 08-12-12
    Nick Chicago, IL, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2012

    Will read (or in this case, listen) to just about anything.

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    "Excellent book."
    Any additional comments?

    The book was great and I would have enjoyed it no matter what probably - but the excellent narrators made it that much better.

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    E. Golladay Greenville, SC USA 06-26-12
    E. Golladay Greenville, SC USA 06-26-12 Listener Since 2006
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    "Good audio book"

    Parts of this book are very hard to listen to because the events are likely to make you very uncomfortable, but it's a good story, albeit sad in parts but ultimately uplifting and redemptive. Highly recommend.

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    Mary Newburyport, MA, United States 04-24-12
    Mary Newburyport, MA, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    Where does Mudbound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It certainly was engrossing to listen to. I looked forward to having time to listen to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mudbound?

    The barn scene was exciting tense, and heartbreaking all at the same time. One of those I don't want to hear what happens, but can't stop listening.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    There were many voices in Mudbound, which added to the richness of the story


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

    Do I have to pick just one? (I'd leave Pappy home.)


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, excellant performances.

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    Kristine The Colony, TX 04-13-12
    Kristine The Colony, TX 04-13-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Mudbound"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mudbound to be better than the print version?

    I only have listened to the audible version, not the book version. I wasn't aware that there was a difference.


    Who was the most memorable character of Mudbound and why?

    Laura was the most interesting character - they switch through to first-person for most of the characters mentioned in this book. I liked how we got a different perspective from each of the participants, and how the story was pieced together.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is about a recently-moved to the country family and the sharecropper families they have working for them - it involves the racial tensions in a small deep-south town shortly after WWII. Its quite the story and I would recommend it!

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    Jennifer Georgetown, Idaho, United States 04-05-12
    Jennifer Georgetown, Idaho, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "interesting"
    Any additional comments?

    Jamie makes an extremely offensive comment towards the end that I wish I had never heard.

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