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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,753 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M.T. Anderson Narrator: Peter Francis James Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death.

In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston.

Sundered from all he knows, Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. But in the midst of war, no place is safe. The city of Boston itself is under siege. What follows is a tale of skirmish and flame, flight and fury, and battle on sea and land.

Seeking both the truth of his past and some hope for his future, Octavian encounters generous thieves, pious carpenters, delicate lords, noble cowherds, bedazzled scientists, and murderous rebels - as this astonishing narrative escalates to its startling climax. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Schwa51 | 2/3/2014

    " I read these together and they seem as though they were written that way, one continuous story. I enjoyed it as much as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alison | 2/2/2014

    " Historical fiction. Do we all know yet that in 1776, the concept of liberty included the liberty/freedom to own slaves? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Osho | 1/18/2014

    " This second volume is less engaging than the first, though still ultimately enjoyable. Octavian is bored, and often, so is the reader. This is tale of a claustrophobic, uncertain time, which also affects the reader. I read the first book very quickly, but this volume took more work. I admire this diptych very much, but I'm not sure that this half would hold a young reader's attention wel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 1/16/2014

    " If the length of the title is any indication as to the length of the prose, be warned. At 550+ pages of 18th century writing by a classically trained slave, this book is a chore to read. It doesn't help that very little happens. Which is all too bad. It's a fascinating story of an escaped slave joining up with the British and joining the Royal Ethiopian Regiment to fight the revolting Colonials. "

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