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Escape

Unchained Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Madison Vaughn
Series: Unchained Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins

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Summary

Daniel and Lori love each other, yet to live as one in 1856, they must escape from the unyielding society that imprisons them. Lori was born a slave in North Carolina, yet by chance was raised alongside Daniel in a wealthy abolitionist household.

The sudden death of Daniel's mother catapults Lori back into bondage. Relegated to chattel on a rice plantation, Lori lives in constant fear under the tormenting scrutiny of Daniel's wretched aunt.

After Daniel fails to convince his relatives to free Lori, he is compelled to devise a daring escape. Although a life-threatening endeavor for both of them, Lori's freedom is priceless to Daniel, and he's willing to pay such a price for her love.

©2012 Maria McKenzie (P)2017 Tantor

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  • Dianne
  • 24-07-17

Over Done

Would you try another book from Maria McKenzie and/or Madison Vaughn?

No. I feel this book over describes or repeats character details and is to "preachy."

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting is the method of escape from the plantation. Least interesting is the repetitive descriptions of the characters anxieties.

What does Madison Vaughn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The personality of the characters is expressed well by the performance

Was Escape worth the listening time?

If I had not been in the car for several hours I would not have finished the book. At home I definitely would have returned it to Audible within the first 3 hours of listening.

Any additional comments?

The storyline is interesting and I stuck with with the book by fast forwarding many times. I would not waste my time or money on the next two books in the trilogy.

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  • Ulysses F.Tyler
  • 28-03-19

Prelude to The imitation of Life Movie for me!!

Prelude to The imitation of Life Movie!!! This was actually my top book out of the 25 time period books I have listened too!

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  • monica patton
  • 07-02-19

great book

loved it listened on my way to work on my break and on my way home

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  • M&B Peterson
  • 06-02-19

A Series of Unexpected Events

I was concerned at first about the voices played by the narrator for each character (dull and lifeless), but then she got more comfortable and gave each character a voice with personality. She did a wonderful job! I was able to follow and the enjoy the book. Now I am waiting to earn my next free point so I can continue with part 2... Masquerade.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-18

I am so happy I read this book. I loved it so much

I had listen to this trilogy 4 times now and I completely love it. The reading was great the emotions were there this this was definitely an awesome book I'm so glad that I found this.

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  • brenda transon
  • 22-07-18

Wow wow wow

All I can say is Wow. This book is extraordinarily emotional. The ending broke my heart. Please buy this book you won’t be disappointed. I’m on to the next in the series.. but I admit I’m a little scared. WOW WOW WOW

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-18

The power of love

The love Daniel shows for Laurie, is a love every woman deserves. He didn't allow anything to keep him from his hearts love.

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  • Nancy
  • 16-05-17

Very good

I truly enjoyed this book very. I have listened to several slave books and this was pretty good. I enjoyed all of the characters except for spoiled daughter and Daniel crazy aunt. I would recommend this book.

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  • Lisa McKenzie
  • 24-04-17

Get Swept Away

Lori thinks of her slavery as a technicality, but when her benevolent owner dies, she believes she must flee everything she knows, including Daniel, her beloved (white) companion since childhood, if she is to obtain her freedom. This suspenseful tale of the persistence of true love was skillfully narrated and will sweep you away.