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PICKING COTTON Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption

by | Read by Richard Allen, Karen White

Biography & Memoir • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

In 1984, at the age of 22, Ronald Cotton was convicted of raping Jennifer Thompson and imprisoned for 11 years. After he was exonerated, he forgave his accuser, and together they tell their story in this work. Narrator Karen White’s tense delivery suggests Jennifer’s fear during the rape and the long-term trauma she suffered afterwards. White also mirrors Thompson's regrets and her resolve that Cotton receive restitution. In contrast, Richard Allen’s characterization of Cotton suggests his naïveté as a young black man accused of rape. Allen reflects Cotton's initial compliance with the police, his anger at the horrors of prison, his growing faith over the years, and his gratitude for those who helped him achieve his release. Both narrators successfully portray the development of the friendship between Cotton and Thompson-Cannino. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400111527 $29.99 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400161522 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2009

CD ISBN 9781400141524 $59.99 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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