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The Blood of Emmett Till Audiobook

The Blood of Emmett Till

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Mississippi, 1955: 14-year-old Emmett Till was murdered by a white mob after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman, Carolyn Bryant. Till's attackers were never convicted, but his lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history. It launched protests across the country, helped the NAACP gain thousands of members, and inspired famous activists like Rosa Parks to stand up and fight for equal rights for the first time. Part detective story, part political history, Tyson revises the history of the Till case using a wide range of new sources, including the only interview ever given by Carolyn Bryant. In a time where discussions of race are once again coming to the fore, Tyson redefines this crucial moment in civil rights history.

©2017 Timothy B. Tyson (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Tim 03-16-17
    Tim 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Gripping Tale and Story."

    Rhett S price did a terrific job narrating the story; he really made it come to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ayodele higgs 03-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent overall"

    The overall research was awesome. This case was heartbreaking when I learned about it as a child and remains heartbreaking. I loved how the author saw it's correlation to BLM. This story made me cry for the countless Emmet Tills and Trayvon Martins but the narrator was lacking. His mispronunciation of Mamie Till's name was horrible. Instead of Mamie he called her Mammy. But the actual text was so powerful I listened anyway.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shavoz 03-10-17
    Shavoz 03-10-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Great details and collectors item."

    The details provided are good. This is a good book for someone who is a history scholar or enthusiast. It's great for someone who wants to do a film based on Emmitt Till. I think Mamie Bradly is a superwoman that isn't touted enough after reading this.

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    Mary Burnight Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 03-02-17
    Mary Burnight Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Book Worth 5 Stars *****"

    This true story recounts the cruel kidnapping and savage murder of a fourteen year old youngster in the racist Mississippi environment of 1955. Speaking from my own point of view, I never believed Emmett whistled at the white lady (Carolyn Bryant) with disrespect in mind but with an impish impulse to show off to his teen friends. Therefore, this makes the brutal consequence of his lighthearted child play even more horrific...if possible. The book is thoroughly researched, well written, and narrated by a brilliant performance artist with a talent to deliver dialogue in various character voices.

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    D. 05-22-17
    D. 05-22-17

    Love history,mystery,true crime,love books especially audio.

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    "Still Relevant"

    A very important & sad bit of history. Narrator mispronounced Mamie. It is pronounced May-me.

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    Kealani 04-19-17
    Kealani 04-19-17
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    "The whole, whole story"

    Just when you thought you knew everything about the Emmett Till murder, the final shoe drops. The infamous Carolyn gives her real testimony at last. Even better than any sense of closure, however is the masterfully complete depth of the author's carefully crafted placement of the event definitively within its full historical context. This book is every I wanted it to be and more.
    But beware, the narrator has a couple of failings. He didn't bother to learn the correct pronunciation of Emmett's magnificent mother. Every time he calls her "Mammie" you will die just a little inside and wonder why this wounded mother gets so little respect from the twenty-first century man who narrates.
    And there is worse. Every time he reads quotes of the various white southern bigots, the narrator indulges not only in delivering accents which are too poorly mimicked but his voice also drips with all the loathing and disgust any of us has for bigots, but are too polite to indulge in.
    So even if you can't get over the mangling delivery of the narrator, please do read this history.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    dtdorm 03-25-17
    dtdorm 03-25-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Real history"

    Good look at the beginnings of the civil rights movement! ET'S murder cause many in the north to see the south in a new light. great historical read.

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    "unknown" Grandview, MO, United States 03-13-17
    "unknown" Grandview, MO, United States 03-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Voices the author uses are terrible"

    The voices used by the narrator distracted from an otherwise compelling and important narrative. Unfortunate.

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    Frank Huffman 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor narration"

    The readers lame attempts at voicing characters detracted from an otherwise very well done book.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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