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    • Someone Knows My Name

    • By: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 923
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712

    Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-century woman's life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich in history and moral messages

    • By Ariela on 10-14-09

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Illegal

    • By: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home - a brutal dictatorship that produces the world's fastest marathoners - to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy Western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita - who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland - goes underground.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good read

    • By Ak7 on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Book of Negroes

    • A Novel
    • By: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    A sweeping story that transports the listener from a tribal African village to a plantation in the Southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad editing

    • By Adam on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Any Known Blood

    • By: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Author of the #1 best-seller The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill is a writer of immense talent—and his literary reputation grows with each new work. Canadian Langston Cane V finds his writing career (and, indeed, his life) in stasis until inspired by his mentor to write about an ancestor who purportedly died fighting alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Traveling to Baltimore, the latter-day Cane delves into history and in so doing awakens to new possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Story Ever!

    • By IN BETWEEN THE HEDGES on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Ich habe einen Namen

    • By: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Westafrika, Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die kleine Aminata lebt mit ihren Eltern in einer friedlichen Dorfgemeinschaft. Doch der Sklavenhandel blüht, auf den Plantagen der neuen Kolonien braucht man Arbeitskräfte, und die britischen Machthaber sind skrupellos. Als Aminata elf Jahre alt ist, wird ihr Dorf überfallen und sie gefangengenommen. Auf einem Frachter bringt man sie mit vielen anderen Sklaven nach Amerika, wo sie an einen Großgrundbesitzer verkauft wird. Während der Wirren des Unabhängigkeitskriegs gelingt Aminata die Flucht.

    Regular price: $22.34