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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes Narrator: Robin Miles, Linda Stephens Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781440760662
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The bestselling author of Voodoo Dreams focuses on two women who loved the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Anna, a free woman of color, was his rescuer, his loving wife, and mother to his children. Ottilie Assing, a white German woman, became his intellectual soul mate and mistress. At times, they all lived under the same roof.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudy | 2/5/2014

    " Wow! Amazing, compelling, and facinating story of two women who deeply love the same man. Unfortunately his heart belongs to politics and power. Hmmmmm! Sounds familiar. This story takes place in the 1800's, but why does it make me think of many of our recent past and current leaders? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela Greer | 1/30/2014

    " Although, this is fiction..My understanding is that is based on some true aspects of Frederick Douglas life. I have always been fond of Frederick Douglas work, but never knew the dual life he led and the relationship he had with the white women while his wife who was barely literate was home having his children. Ms. Rhodes writes this story in a way that catches the readers attention where you don't really hate anyone, but feel sorry for both women. Both women gave something to Mr. Douglas and you as the reader are not sure that they got back what they lost. Neither women alone was enough for Mr. Douglas. That in theory is a sad scenario for any woman. Very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delmeer | 1/29/2014

    " This book depicted the story of Frederick Douglas that I never heard, its a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/15/2014

    " Interesting insight into the life of Frederick Douglass and the women who loved him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmatt | 1/13/2014

    " I picked up this book because Diana Gabaldon recommended it on her blog. I enjoyed the dual narrative - from Douglass's wife and from his mistress - it gave the book more movement than I expected. I thought it may affect the fluidity of the story, but I think it rather enhanced it than hindered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 1/13/2014

    " Brilliant work of historical fiction by Professor Rhodes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/7/2014

    " If it were possible to give, this book deserves 50 stars! Well written, sad, funny, loving, quite an emotional ride...I recommend this book to everyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelita Smith | 1/6/2014

    " This book gave me a new idea about Fredrick Bailey Douglass, I think I may have lost all respect and reverence for him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/20/2013

    " For someone who likes historical fiction and what I like to call "woman-y" books. Its an interesting combo fo the two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari | 11/5/2013

    " Excellent book!! I wanted to find out more about the characters after I read this historical fiction book. I read the book in a matter of days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen Pina-Garron | 8/25/2013

    " This was a fascinating, fictional masterpiece! Told from the perspective of two women (wife and lover) emotionally and spiritually involved with Frederick Douglass, this book exposes the flaws and human side of all of the characters. I could not put this book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 3/14/2013

    " Could be considered icon toppling, of which I am not a fan. I choose to consider it excellent storytelling, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/1/2013

    " Yeah ummmm.... I really liked this book but I was mad as hell with Frederick Douglass (even though it's fiction). Nevertheless, it was a good read and it stirred a great deal of emotions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/11/2013

    " This was another quick read by Jewell Parker Rhodes - Voodoo Dreams is one of my favorite books - she always has strong female characters based on historical data. A really good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrill Dodson-lewis | 8/24/2012

    " Didn't think I would like this book. The author really used a lot of historical facts in this novel. This novel is worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 6/21/2012

    " What a great book! I really enjoyed this fictional account of the women in Frederick Douglass' life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athena | 2/28/2012

    " Great read and read in a few days; interesting to hear the voices of two women who were instrumental in the care and development of pivotal character in history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/20/2011

    " Being that historical fiction is my fave genre, I truly enjoyed this book. I especially liked that even though it was a novel, is was based on real people and situations. The characters, you either loved or hated, there was no in between there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/24/2011

    " Well, here's a historical perspective we've rarely seen.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/9/2011

    " If it were possible to give, this book deserves 50 stars! Well written, sad, funny, loving, quite an emotional ride...I recommend this book to everyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari | 7/22/2010

    " Excellent book!! I wanted to find out more about the characters after I read this historical fiction book. I read the book in a matter of days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/10/2010

    " This is a very engaging book. Once again I wish I paid more attention in history class. I'm tempted to read some of the historical references mentioned at the end of the book to get a better feel for where the line between history and fiction is drawn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 7/26/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book, it was sad for the women in Douglass' life. I guess it is true, behind every great man is a great woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimmatt | 7/2/2009

    " I picked up this book because Diana Gabaldon recommended it on her blog. I enjoyed the dual narrative - from Douglass's wife and from his mistress - it gave the book more movement than I expected. I thought it may affect the fluidity of the story, but I think it rather enhanced it than hindered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ami | 4/28/2009

    " I liked the book. Ended up hating Fredrick Douglass. I have no tolerance for infidelity apparently. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathyred | 3/5/2009

    " I gave it 50 pages, and just wasn't into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 3/2/2009

    " Brilliant work of historical fiction by Professor Rhodes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 2/19/2009

    " Yeah ummmm.... I really liked this book but I was mad as hell with Frederick Douglass (even though it's fiction). Nevertheless, it was a good read and it stirred a great deal of emotions. "

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About the Author
Author Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, and Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award. She has also written many award-winning books for adults. Jewell lives with her family in Arizona.

About the Narrators

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-six AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

Linda Stephens is a seasoned audiobook narrator whose readings include Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award and was a finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration.