Tracing his ancestory through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past.
Loved it, epic heart and soul of a family life. My favourite is all of it, especially the ending which comes full circle. Wonderfully narrated and an epic and momentous experience and journey.
Roots is a must read/listen which is amazing and wonderful.
A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.
Epic all of it brilliant from beginning to end. I loved the tension, the planning and the ideals of the Dom. Not do muck the deaths! Neno is lovely, the Dom was fantastic and Michael is the Dom. A fantastic narration throughout, priceless and flawless performance. I just saw that there are two more books by the author, so I am off to get reading and downloading.
Jefferson is an innocent and unwitting party to a deadly liquor store shoot-out in the 1940s. As the only survivor, he is tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, a university-trained teacher at the plantation school, is persuaded to visit Jefferson in his cell. Wiggins is torn between staying in his native Cajun community or moving on. The 2 men gradually form a bond as they jointly discover the simple heroism of resisting - and denying - the expected.
Very heart felt story beautifully told. Such a sad narrative. I find it difficult to accept that people can judge so unfairly, with devastating consequences. How many innocent people were murdered by the law this way? The journey of the incident right through to the very end is about Jefferson, how his family Nan Nan and everyone is impacted. The defence were right, the murder and robbery was not Jefferson. Not a thing, or a hog but a strong, innocent man with the support of the teacher. Some seriously thought provoking story, told brilliantly. Saddening, true and disgusted by the attitudes and inequalities which should be told to allow anyone to see what happened, what one mans support for another and to prepare him to stand strong and be a man is a difficult journey to hear. The impact and difference one teacher has on Jefferson, provided him with strength and courage with new experiences which helped him.
This should be listened to by everyone, after all no money for the book, or the couple of hours you spare to listen are priceless. The lessons you learn, with your perspective and thoughts challenged and understand why change was needed to allow equality for all. Every one has rights and a voice. Be grateful for this.
Already listening to this again. Beautifully written and narrated and heartbreakingly honest like the book the colour purple.
Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?
This is my first audiobook by this author and narrators. I found it very intriguing from the physiology, well put together and a great listen. The story was interesting and I enjoyed the twists and working through the connections.
Favourite character is Ella, and her continuous questions. The photograph was unexpected. A great read, great characters and certainly makes you think.
A coincidence is my thoughts, when is a coincidence, not a coincidence? Well worth listening to, and I will listen to more books by both the authour and narrators.
A good one.
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Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.
Epic, loved it all. Unpredictable thriller and romance. New to this author and really enjoyed the whole plot and characters. A brilliant listening experience.
Listen to the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth. After he deserts his true friends, he becomes humbled by his own arrogance. Great Expectations is Dickens at his finest.
Loved it, absolutely stunned by how much. My fist novel by Charles Dickens and love everything about the whole book.
Great narration and fantastic over 3 parts. Pips' journey is wonderful and interesting. I love Jo and the aged, the language and have already selected a second book by this author.
I purchased this book a year ago and am so glad I did, and have had a truly remarkable experience exceeding all my expectations and initially they were not great!
I am certainly recommending this great book, and the adventure. A happy bunny having this book.
The Year of the Runaways tells of the bold dreams and daily struggles of an unlikely family thrown together by circumstance. Thirteen young men live in a house in Sheffield, each in flight from India and in search of a new life. Avtar has a secret that binds him to protect the choatic Randeep. Randeep has a visa wife in a flat on the other side of town. And Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his past in Bihar.
Loved it, narrator great and a fantastic insight. This book is really enjoyable and very realistic.
Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.
Oh my goodness, just this second finished listening to this amazing book. I already want to listen to it again. I am still in tears.
Beautiful story, wonderfully written and fantastically narrated. First book by this author and narrator for me. An experience which has touched my heart.
I highly recommend this audiobook to you for a fabulous listen. May Mo, Aibi, Minny and Skeeter are fantastic characters, even Constantine and so many more. A funny and sad story which I would love to continue.
Not my normal Martina Cole, Roberta Kray, Kathy Reikes and Patricia Cornwall gangster and murder books or chick lit book.
A heart wrenching story and if you read 'The Colour Purple' and thought that was an amazing book, then stop reading this and order this audio and download ASAP!
I had no expectations for this book, did not read the reviews and I do not write many reviews but this book has got a hold on me. Glad I do not like chocolate pie! Will remember to press my thumb in my own palm and personally proud to have been able to experience this book.
I already want to press play and listen again to make sure I did not miss a single word. Never judge a book by its cover, karma, pride and kindness are my key words for this book. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Prize winning book. 5 stars and more.
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Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering.
Excellent 10/10 for author, narrator, storyline, plot, characters and value.
I read and listen to books every day and this is fantastic, a definite must have, unpredictable, believable and listened to in two days.
I am hard to please as a reader and listener and rarely write reviews unless the book is amazing. Never heard of the author or narrator before and both were fantastic.
My favourite character is Libby. Epic.
I have Gone Girl to read and was given it as a gift recently. I hope this book is a brilliant read too.
Gosport, 1941. Fourteen-year-old Vera has led a sheltered life with her overbearing mother. But her world is turned upside down with the arrival of the Lovell family. Vera quickly befriends the daughter, Angela, who opens Vera's eyes to what she has been missing. But Vera invites the unwanted attention of Angela's father, with devastating consequences. Outraged at the news that her teenage daughter is pregnant, Vera's mother sends her to a home for wayward girls.
Loved it, I have now listened to all of the audio book by June. Annie is a fantastic narrator. Favourite character is Vera.
I was wondering all throughout this book if it was the same Vera from the first five books with Daisy.
Great plot and had me giggling and in tears. My favourite part was the dancing, ok the whole book was brilliant but I cannot spoil the story for you.
A definite hit and worthwhile listening too.
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