Gorgeously written by the author and beautifully read by the narrator. I frequently listened to some passages multiple times just to savor the sound of the words. I would have given both the book and the narration 10 stars if that were possible.
An incredible and horrific tale of history, colonialism, and slavery.
It was a great book, in the beginning it was hard to get into, but later i loved it. I loved how each story tied into another showing the lineage back to the motherland. How proud the African culture was, the downfall when the colonizers came, the slavery, the false imprisonment and all the way to today. It showed the kids today going back home to where it all started, Great end!
This was immaculately written. I could see the amount if research that went into this novel. Presenting the different eras within Ghana/Gold Coast and the USA. I'm from Ghana myself and raised in the UK. I could really relate to Marjorie's story. That being said, the Narrator tried really hard with the west African accent but it was very off. It didn't take away at all so it was fine.
This is a beautifully written piece of art. It encompasses the essence of Africa, dictates the horrors of colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade. The author grabs your interest from the beginning to the end.
This book is amazing, but the narration in this audiobook was equally brilliant. The accents were so wonderful and gave such a delightful, subtle taste to the storytelling. This book is a beautiful audiobook. I'm so glad I "read" it this way.
I loved this book. I felt so connected to the characters as the story progressed. Such a great book!
A perfect, heart-wrenching read. I loved the history and the people introduced and intertwined. I have a long daily commute and it fully occupied me leaving me wondering how I even got to my destination safely - like a time warp. I found myself spending a lot of my breaks outside in my car just to continue listening and even missing the characters throughout the day. Well done!!!
Brilliant book beautifully delivered by the narrator. Deeply moving and eye-opening. A must read!
Amazing Book! Beautifully written and well narrated! A must read!
This was a fantastic book, both engaging and rich in history. A heat-breaking journey through generations of African descendants and a portrait of the consequences of systematic exclusion on subsequent generations. A very powerful first novel from an author whose wisdom is much beyond her years. Narration was brilliant, with subtle variations in tone and accent depending on whether the story was unfolding in America or Africa. A must-read.
One of the best audio books I've listed to this year! The narration is wonderful and actually adds to the experience - which I find rarely happens. Loved it.
Great book! Enjoyed listening on my way to and from work. Narrator was excellent.
This book is a phenomenal journey that leaves you wanting to go on and on. As an avid audiobook listener, I know how important a narrator can be and this narrator is amazing - easily one of my favorites. He brings each of the characters to life - no easy feat considering he's reading for men and women from different geographical areas and historical periods.
A fabulous book The narrator could not have been better He was terrific and what a story and how beautiful it was written There was history,anguish love sorrow everything Some parts were difficult to listen to but those South Africans has a very sad hard life Each character was wonderful. Yes I will remember this Book
I listened to this book one year ago, as part of a book club. Incredible story, one that I still think about and discuss today.
The story opened my eyes to the slave trading present even in Africa and gave me further appreciation for the history of people before our time. It made me think of my own family history and how I became to be as a result of their own stories.
I usually don’t listen to books, as I prefer looking at the written words. However, time doesn’t usually let me indulge as much. I found the narrator, who skillfully used authentic sounding accents, to accentuate the words wonderfully, adding an element to the book that would not have been present in the print.
I very highly recommend this book, though parts would not be suitable among children (and awkward around your parents).
This was a fantastic book!! I would recommend googling the character map as it will be helpful as the story evolves!!
Good book and GREAT narration,
very interesting story presented in an captivating way.
*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS*
Just finished reading Homegoing. Great book! It's historical fiction about two half sisters in Africa. The book spans 300 years and follows the sisters' decedents. One sister marries a British man in Africa
Beautifully written, thought provoking, emotional and a solid plot as well.