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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (78 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Black Narrator: Kevin R. Free Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781436112734
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Widely hailed for its historical resonance, Daniel Black's The Sacred Place is a powerful examination of racial tensions in 1955 Mississippi. Visiting from Chicago, 14-year-old Clement is unfamiliar with social customs of the tiny town of Money. Striding into a general store, he offends the white store clerk by not placing his nickel in her hand. This seemingly innocuous act leads to a horrific murder and a conflict drawn along racial lines. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/29/2013

    " I felt this book was based loosely in fantasy. As a reader I love when the little guy wins but taking in consideration the time this novel was based on the concept was unbelievable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaun Henderson | 4/16/2013

    " This book is full of details that make me feel a part of this story. I feel like I received a history lesson from all the historic references. This book was very well researched. I look forward to reading more from this author. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Uzzie | 6/7/2012

    " A poignant, fictional account of the Emmitt Till murder. Black does a good job of contextualizing the unaccounted for "voices" of those impacted by the horrfic murder and recovery of Till's body. There are some rather grotesque elements in the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H. Adrian | 2/25/2012

    " Eloquent. I wish everything I read was this good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 2/15/2012

    " A black boy from Chicago goesto Mississippi in the 30's and sets off a chain reaction in a small town. Races collide and the violence escalates. Moving but written in dep South dialet so it's hard to digest. The ending left some to be desired. Good, but not great like his las book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Mccaw | 2/10/2012

    " Interesting, was comparing it to Bernice McFadden's most recent book, and it's an awesome read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Imthiinking | 2/16/2011

    " interesting read but a but preachy for my taste. Perfect Peace & They Tell Me Of A Home are my personal favorites authored by Black. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merry | 12/28/2010

    " I think this could possibly be the greatest book I have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 7/5/2010

    " Iread this book last summer after reading Daniel Blacks's two other books. A Sacred Place is a story of tragedy, reawakening, strength and pride. It's hard to really write a review I would say read it for yourself and draw your own conclusions then let me know what you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Champion | 10/22/2009

    " Mr. Black did an awesome job telling the story of Emmett Tillman. Suspenseful and provoking, edge of seat story telling! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yvonne | 4/28/2009

    " Got very preachy in the last 1/4 of the book. Everybody talking to God, preaching to the people, family ect. I would like to have some of how the people learned to get along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chezon | 10/9/2008

    " Gripping story! The ending was unexpected. I look forward to reading more from Daniel Black. "

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About the Narrator

Kevin R. Free is a multiple Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Known for his work with young adult novels, he has read titles by Rick Riordan, Walter Dean Myers, and Joe Haldeman. In 2011 he was named a Best Voice in Young Adult & Fantasy from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Myers’ The Cruisers: Checkmate.