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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sherley Anne Williams Narrator: Ruby Dee Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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This is the story of an extraordinary friendship between two remarkable women, both caught in the shadow of slavery in the 19th-century South. One is an escaped black slave under sentence of death; the other is white, yet committed to end the horrors her neighbors accept as a matter of course. Ruby Dee's passionate and sensitive readings gives a poignant sense of reality to this magnificent novel of courage, daring and love. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Frederick Bingham | 1/3/2014

    " I could not get into this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Howson | 12/18/2013

    " Sometimes grad school can be fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kidada Williams | 12/13/2013

    " Loved the novel. I can't believe that I waited so long to discover and read it. I might think about assigning it in my American Slavery course or my History and Memory course. Even if I don't assign the novel, I will definitely cherish the powerful story and the beautiful writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/3/2013

    " An entertaining but somewhat predictable story about the friendship of a black woman and a white woman living in the South. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martine | 9/24/2013

    " This is a story framed within another story of two women - one whose a black slave, the other a white slave owner - who have to overcome fear and prejudice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 3/7/2013

    " Corny, but left me in near-tears from two different sections. Unusual perspective and reaction to the white woman on behalf of the slave rebels. I would write more, but I'm trying to get through to as many reviews as possible today. I will elaborate later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scherrie | 1/28/2013

    " Periodic African American novels are my cheese cake...yum "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Psalm | 5/30/2012

    " A great story of a complicated friendship. I'm ready to dive in again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 3/28/2012

    " Read this for a college course and liked it. It's an interesting technique of a story within a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/15/2012

    " A college prof had me read this for my grad degree. I never even knew about it until then. It's considered a strong, modern day classic. I liked it; I am not raving about it. It's cool that it's based on real events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 3/11/2011

    " an eye-opener about a crazy lady and some escaped slaves "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isis | 12/2/2010

    " Reading for a Humanities class - review to come when I'm done and can actually focus my attention on a legitimate review. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 chris | 3/22/2010

    " Another of those school books that I read that I only barely remember. I was not really impressed by the writing style of this book at all. I remember finding it overly flowery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 7/6/2009

    " A very good book from start to finish; the characters are very realistic; however, the last part of the book is truly engrossing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 4/23/2009

    " Read this for a college course and liked it. It's an interesting technique of a story within a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martine | 4/22/2009

    " This is a story framed within another story of two women - one whose a black slave, the other a white slave owner - who have to overcome fear and prejudice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 8/5/2008

    " an eye-opener about a crazy lady and some escaped slaves "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 7/31/2008

    " A college prof had me read this for my grad degree. I never even knew about it until then. It's considered a strong, modern day classic. I liked it; I am not raving about it. It's cool that it's based on real events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 chris | 2/13/2008

    " Another of those school books that I read that I only barely remember. I was not really impressed by the writing style of this book at all. I remember finding it overly flowery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scherrie | 2/1/2008

    " Periodic African American novels are my cheese cake...yum "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/21/2007

    " Sometimes grad school can be fun. "

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