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The Plantation

The Plantation Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Chet Williamson
Series: The Plantation, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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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Very disappointing.

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

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  • Clinton Kippley
  • 04-07-15

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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  • trixie
  • 11-10-14

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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  • Andromeda
  • 28-10-16

Plantation

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

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  • Sven
  • 29-01-16

"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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  • Joye Smoak
  • 27-01-16

Sex Talk

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

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  • Dennis
  • 29-12-19

Beautiful and Sorry to an Old Southern Family

This was an awesome audiobook and I highly recommend it after I did some searching there a prompt Deaver family living in the Natchez, MS area during this time but I can not say if this was based on that family. The story tells of hardships, death, relationship between two brothers and their personal feelings of the slaves they owed. One brother (Apple) did not feel he owned them and most of the slaves had been with the family since around 1830 and had been owned by Apple's grandfather and their was a standing rule no selling or mistreatment of the slaves. The other brother (Lavone) was totally the opposite and he was willing do whatever to destroy his brother. The brothers story is the same story like Cain and Able because Lavon hatred for Apple who owned the plantation murder him in cold blood by stoning him.
On the other hand you meet the children of Apple and Estella and listen to their growing up and falling in love and having to watch their uncle Lavon do everything in his power to hurt them, their parents and the plantation. And here of the slaves who I many ways did more than serve the family but was like part of the family in running the plantation. And you meet Aaron who is an abolitionist and married to Jolene Deaver.
If you listen to his I would you ask you listen to it with an open mind and leave your personal feelings of slavery and the plantation lifestyle

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  • Kelly F.
  • 03-10-19

Not a fan!

Disappointed, did not like the book. Found it hard to follow and the narrator voice was not engaging. Used the n-word alot too.

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  • Teresa
  • 02-02-18

uncomfortable

made me uncomfortable. unnecessary sex and incest that had no bearing on the story. the narrator sounded like a snake oil sales man the whole time. too dramatic.

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  • Brittany
  • 26-01-18

Gross

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

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  • Marian
  • 12-01-18

Just don’t do it

This book was pretty bad from the beginning. I kept expecting it to get better, but it didn’t. I didn’t realize this was going to be so full of sex (all gratuitous, including the “stuck on” incest scene). The brother and sister have a sexual encounter, then for the remainder of the book, their relationship is totally normal, and hardly another word is said about it. The writing was pretty bad as well. Hard to endure the constantly repeated phrases and choice of words. Ugh.