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Summary

When young Armstrong Todd's mother sends him to spend the summer in her native rural Mississippi, the Chicago-bred 15-year-old is unused to the segregated ways of the Deep South. So when the black youth utters a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, he has no idea of the impending firestorm he has ignited. Armstrong ends up paying the ultimate price when the offended woman's husband and his friends decide to teach the youth a lesson. Every character, black and white, is changed forever in this tale of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the healing power of love.

©1994 Bebe Moore Campbell, Abridgment Approved by the Author (P)1994 Time Warner AudioBooks and Juneteenth Audio Books. Time Warner AudioBooks is a joint venture of The Atlantic Group and Time Warner Trade Publishing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-06-19

Great story, good performance, so what the heck?!

The only issue with this audiobook is that it literally cuts out all of the chapters with Clayton in it and that’s like a good third of the book. Smh

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  • Carol
  • 21-11-05

A must for anyone...

What an amazing telling of a depiction in our country's history. The writer makes the story come alive by changing words on a page to words that dance in your head as you read/hear the story. This writer is extremely talented and I am happy that I accidentally happened upon this marvelous piece of work.

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  • Melanie Hutcheson
  • 20-07-21

Not full book.

This reading isn’t the whole book. Lots of parts are missing. It’s very condensed. There were a lot of characters missing that were all affected by the tragedy of this book. Disappointed

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  • Alisha
  • 16-06-20

One of my favorite books mutilated!

They ripped out the soul of this story! They erased major characters and plot points while adding unnecessary music and sound effects. The original book tackles so many aspects of race in America and could spark conversations that are so needful today. This was such a waste of a great book. I really hope they redo this audiobook as this edition was pitiful.

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  • naomi
  • 01-03-15

great

the book is great, there is a chapter missing. I checked the actual book. I definitely recommend this book, the details, the way the author describes all of the characters thoughts, well done. Everyone should read this, we are no better than those we judged.

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  • Ollie
  • 22-04-10

abridge sucks

This book is a classic, i read it when it was first released. So when I saw that it was Audio I thought great! But I was really disappointed with this audio version. The sound quality was terrible, It left out big portions of the story. If you ever get a chance to read it you will really enjoy it.

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  • Derise Tyrell
  • 12-03-21

2nd time

Read the book almost 10 yrs ago and reading it again . Worth it .

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  • Wanda A.
  • 27-01-21

Evolving

Didn’t really like the ending. Wish it had been more expansive. Needed more detail of their lives.

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  • Lakeyta Bonnette
  • 06-04-17

Abridged version

Would you try another book from Bebe Moore Campbell and/or Alfre Woodard and Allison Smith ?

Yes. Defintely. This is a great book but Caution it is the abridged version and left out a lot of relevant information. I read a hard copy of this before I listened to this so it was not as good.

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  • gayla
  • 03-11-13

Disappointed

I've listened to many audible books and this was by far the worst audio I've heard! The story is great!