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This is a short story about the events that happened during a vacation in the South in the life of Jo Danning, a retired military linguist. She and her son, Casey, spend time with her grandmother while odd events unfold that surround a nearby house beside her grandmother's garden. Something evil is under the ground; something wicked from the past.
Jo Danning only wanted to get to Wilmington, North Carolina as soon as possible. She wanted to start her new life with her son, Casey.
Only one thing stood in her way: That house on Dakota Street
In this short story, Rae T. Alexander tackles racism and discrimination as Jo Danning discovers her fantastic gifts that enable her to solve crimes and at the same time touch another dimension of existence.
I enjoyed this reading of that house on Dakota Street. I found the reader had an interesting voice and the ability to differentiate characters easily. The story about a single mother and her child returning to her childhood home, takes unexpected turns.
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A short introduction to this series, Jo Danning and her son go back to her childhood home. With the death of grandmother, she inherits the house on Dakota Street along will all it's myths and truths. The journey to Jo's new life begins now with the discovery of her abilities and discrimination that surrounds her. This is a great beginning and makes you want to listen to the next installment.
Valerie Gilbert brings this story to life with an array of voices. From Jo, to her grandmother to her son(with a British accent) as well as a variety of supporting cast, Valerie is able to draw you into the scene of this childhood home. There are still some answers we need, and am happy that Valerie will be narrating the series.
What would have made That House on Dakota Street better?
What did you like best about this story?
How could the performance have been better?
Poor sound and very odd cadences. Dialogue voices were weak.
What character would you cut from That House on Dakota Street?
I'm not an editor.
Any additional comments?
Liked author's ROYAL STONES better. Waiting for the sequel on that one.
While the publisher's blurb has merit, I found that the overriding lesson is that being/remaining ignorant has nothing to do with education or travel.
Another facet of Valerie Gilbert's talent shows up here in her voice as a young boy educated in the UK!
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