• The Plantation

  • The Plantation Series, Book 1
  • By: George McNeill
  • Narrated by: Chet Williamson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the days of pre-Civil War slavery - the unforgettable novel of a shocking portion of our American heritage. The time was not all magnolia blossoms and crinolines. It was more than romance and splendor. It was debauchery and slavery, gambling tables and dens of iniquity. It was murder and forgiveness. It was all the great contradiction of life in a golden era...

©1977 George McNeill (P)2014 George McNeill

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The Dirty Old South comes alive!

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This isn't a romanticized, Gone with the Wind type of story. This is the story of human natures, good and bad, of love and deceit, of beauty and utter madness!

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What the heck?!

I had to stop listening when the teenage girl began seducing her own brother. Not my cup of tea at ALL and I would really like to get my money back.

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Gross

Horrible gruesome and perverse I do not recommend especially to young people, please do not read, unrealistic

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Awful

Do no waste your time reading this book if you enjoy books about the old south. The brother/sister story line is gross and unbelievable. The author also must not know anything about women and horses. It comes across as someone who thinks they know what they're talking about but actually have no clue.

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Plantation

If you could sum up The Plantation in three words, what would they be?

The steamy sexual scenes could have been eliminated, I just skimmed over them, and missed nothing as far as plot was concerned. I loved this story. The action never slowed. Great audiobook.

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Plantation

Very well written. The content was excellent and historic. I really enjoyed the book.

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"I'm a Deavers, dammit"

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'm in the middle of the road on that one, but leaning slightly toward "yes."

If you’ve listened to books by George McNeill before, how does this one compare?

No.

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

Chet made the book.

Was The Plantation worth the listening time?

Yes.

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The book could be summed by two phrases -- "I'm a Deavers, dammit" along with "and his penis hardened." The story was all right. A little predictable at times but not bad. The regular sex scenes made it feel more like a trashy romance novel than a serious novel. I ended up knowing more about all of the male characters' "hard penises" than what they thought at a soulful level. The narrator made the story, though. Bravo, Chet!

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A little to much sex talk. Not necessary for the overall content of the story.

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Graphic sexuality

The only relationships in this book were sexual and graphic in nature. Young girls having sex for the first time (slaves being "bred") loving it. Pubescent sister and niece arousing and being aroused by brother and uncle. So different from reality (typical male porno fantasy) that I knew a man must have written it...bingo...couldn't get past the first chapter.

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A Great Family Saga Begins

Highly recommend! Author McNeill shows us the Old South in a good story with involving characters. I appreciate the author being brave enough to use the N word, as it would have been used in MS in the pre-Civil War south and describing some of the worst and painful aspects of slavery.

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  • Macnab
  • 11-28-19

Very disappointing.

Struggled to listen. I think my expectations of a more complex storyline were misplaced. I eventually gave up.