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Neecey's Lullaby

Narrated by: Susan Spain
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Cris Burks won widespread acclaim for her engaging first novel, SilkyDreamGirl. Burks' second offering follows the life of a determined girl struggling toward adulthood in 1950s Chicago. The devastating discovery that "Daddy" is not her real father opens a great chasm in Neecey's world and leads to Neecey's abusive mother bringing a succession of no-good men into the home. Nevertheless, as she grows into a woman, the resilient Neecey strives to overcome despair and forge a new life for herself.
©2005 Christine Burks Mitchell (P)2006 Recorded Books

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"[An] unflinching, precisely observed story." (Publishers Weekly)

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Neecey's Lullaby

One of the most excellent and soul stirring novels I've read in a long time!! It was emotionally draining at many times but I couldn't put it down! Told from the perspective of a young girl to womanhood, Neecey was an incredibly strong young lady, dealing with one of the worst mothers living or dead!! Bravo too the author for keeping it real, because it is an inspiration for anyone who ever suffered injustice and or abuse at the hands of those who are supposed to love and nurture you.

The narration was superb!

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It was alright!

I enjoyed the reading but there is something that is missing. I understand the author is telling the story of a little girl that was forced to be grown before her time, but......SPOILER!!!! But there was never a reason why the mom acted the way she did. Most of the characters identities were never revealed so I could not get a real connection.

I feel that the writer could have done a better job pulling the story line together to help the audience. Not sure I would recommend this book!

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Enjoyed

I really enjoyed this book. Sometimes it made me angry on the things they did, but I really enjoyed it. It takes all kinds of people to make this world, and all kinds of mothers are included in that group.