I listened to this on audio and it was relatively short, which are probably the only reasons I finished it. I felt that the story moved way too slowly at times, although parts were entertaining. Perhaps a fable type of story is not for me, as many others really loved this one. I thought that the narrator was very good, and I really liked the way the story was told, as if the narrator was talking directly to you.
What made the experience of listening to Redemption in Indigo the most enjoyable?
Because Lord's story is based on a folktale, it works really well as an audio book - that is, the oral storytelling tradition comes through loud and clear, which makes for a very enjoyable experience. It's so well done. But it's still long and in-depth enough to not come across as a simple fable.
What did you like best about this story?
The narration. Robin Miles did a fantastic job. I actually looked up other books she narrated, once I finished this one, so I could buy them. The 15-20 minute chapters also created accessible breaks in the story. Have I mentioned that the story works really well as an audio book?
Which character – as performed by Robin Miles – was your favorite?
The Trickster of course. They are always the most fun. ;)
Would you consider the audio edition of Redemption in Indigo to be better than the print version?
Having both versions is the best way. Listening to the book narrated by Robin Mikes is soothing and entertaining. Reading it makes it even more personal.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Redemption in Indigo?
Seeing certain characteristics of myself in each character. That was eye opening.
What does Robin Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
She is a gifted in storytelling.
Who was the most memorable character of Redemption in Indigo and why?
All of them.
Any additional comments?
I've listened to this audiobook three times now because I can't find any other quite like it. It doesn't get old. This story is full of wisdom and is delivered as if it were poetry. It sort of speaks to you and points out many mysteries in life. I am glad Karen Lord followed her heart and wrote this one. And the narrator, Robin Miles .... Just perfect.
A fascinating folk tale retold even better. Interesting magical tidbits and strange people add to the fascinating story of Paama. This is different from anything else I have read before. Enjoyable and occasionally puzzling.
I listened to this book on audible. The narrator was excellent.
This was an interesting story with constant surprise. Set in Africa, it shows that redemption comes in many forms
This was very different from my usual reads.
Where does Redemption in Indigo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is my favorite audiobook of the 10 books I've listened to so far.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Paama was my favorite character because of her compasion, her dedication to doing what's right, and her sense of humor.
Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is the first time I've heard Ms. Mile's narration, but I bought a second book she narrated based on that fact alone.
If you could rename Redemption in Indigo, what would you call it?
I would add a subtitle "A Senegal Folktale".
Any additional comments?
It took about a chapter for my Midwestern ears to pick up on the Carribean accent, but once I did I thouroughly enjoyed the narration.