Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9781478932567 $24.98
Narrator Barbara-Benjamin Creel gives a spirited narration of this memoir of a pioneer in the Mississippi Delta at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. The author is a natural storyteller who describes her memories of life when she ran a boarding house in Arkansas and a logging camp in the Delta with her mysterious English husband, Frank, and their children. It's a life of toil, hardship, tragedy (she loses two children), and faith in God and a better life beyond this one. Creel has a versatile, expressive voice that gives a credible Southern accent to Hamilton and an aristocratic air to Hamilton's husband. Creel reads at a pace that is easy to follow but not meandering. She's touching when recounting the passing of Frank. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2016]
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