My Little Pocketbooks: Quicky Review #15: The Lowcounty Spirit   

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Quicky Review #15: The Lowcounty Spirit

Welcome back to another Quicky Review.  
A lot of the time I like to read short stories, prequels and free audiobooks that are short and sweet.  But why do a full review on a story that is say...80 pages long.  So I do Quicky Reviews for the shorties and children books as well.  Basically, the short stories get short reviews.
Here is just a few sentences on an audiobook (about 2 hours or less) I got free from Audible.com
There are other Quicky Reviews for you to check out too and don't worry there will be more to come. I like short stories because most of them are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time.
Previous Quicky Review
Quicky Review #14: Army of One
http://amzn.to/MEda2C
 Lowcountry Spirit
Author:  Ann Hite
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: AudioGO
Release Date:  September 10, 2013
 Audiobook: 2 hours and 35 minutes
Narrator: Allyson Johnson
 
 Source: Purchased from Audible.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GGBE1NY

Book Description

A haunting historical eNovella about three slave girls with mystical powers living on an eerie island off the coast of Georgia, whose lives intertwine in their quest for freedom.
Meet Emmaline, Celestia, and Liza, three slave girls on a haunted barrier island in Georgia lowcountry.
Emmaline is a mouthy, stubborn young woman who has magic in her blood and conjures the strongest spells with hardly any effort. Celestia was ten when her mother was sold and taken from the island. She’s never stopped longing for her, even when the talking chain—a verbal underground railroad—sends word that her mother has been taken to a plantation in North Carolina. By the time she turns sixteen, she can no longer bring her mother’s face to mind, but she can still hear her urging Celestia to be thankful and keep safe. Liza was a birthday gift to the plantation’s mistress. Her mama was killed for throwing a spell on her master. Before she died she gave Liza her book of conjures, so she could protect herself. And when Liza hatches a plan for all three of them to escape, the three girls’ lives collide. What they don’t realize is that their chances of successfully escaping are slim, and the possibility that all three will die before they leave the island is more likely...

 My Thoughts

I was not really impressed with this audiobook.  At first, the narrators voice didn't seem to fit the demographic of the characters.  Then I was a little put off by the number of characters for such a short story.  The story itself wasn't bad.  I think it would have been better if I read it myself.

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