Written by:
Alan Brennert
Narrated by:
Anne Noelani Miyamoto

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2010
17 hours 30 minutes
The powerful debut novel from Alan Brennert, Moloka'i tells the story of Rachel Kalama, a seven-year-old Hawaiian girl who contracts leprosy and is quarantined on the island of Moloka'i during the 1890s. Separated from her family and forced to grow up in the leper colony of Kalaupapa, Rachel experiences intense isolation. But she remains strong, finding moments of joy, and even love. Rich in Hawaiian history, this novel proves itself a stellar piece of historical fiction.
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Jane L.

This is a historical novel with fictitious characters based on real-life people and events in history which I was completely unaware. The narrator was excellent. It is the type of book that makes one appreciate every day, and realize some people are the victims of dreadful diseases which they must endure every second of every day. It also makes clear that one cannot ever know what the feelings are behind other peoples actions.

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Marty A.

Very interesting historical fiction. Lots of great insight into what people went through after contracting leprosy!

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Margot K.

Narrator is excellent. I was captivated by this story. It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit, and highlights the best and worst of human nature.

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Jill Lighten

Good book, very well written, the reader uses the perfect accents.

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Kristen N.

Pretty good story. Great history. Narrator was adequate but not great

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Amazing heartwarming story.

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Gaby R.

Love the story from the beginning!

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Lynn H.

Rachel a 7 year old girl is taken from her family and home to the leper colony of Kalaupapa on Moloka’i...she makes the best of a devastating situation with fortitude and grace...I knew little of the history of this time and it seemed relevant at this time with fear and misinformation during this pandemic... ostracized and incarcerated...many died but lived with grace and acceptance.

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