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Publisher's Summary

Brimming with rich, electrifying tales of the precious dye and its ancient heritage, Indigo is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley is the descendant of a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan; Jewish "rag traders"; a Massachusetts textile factory owner; and African slaves - her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase human life. McKinley’s journey in search of beauty and her own history leads her to the West African women who dye, trade, and wear indigo - women who unwittingly teach her that buried deep in the folds of their cloths is all of destiny and the human story.
©2011 Catherine E. McKinley (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By gigitar on 03-06-18

The narrator makes it impossible to listen :(

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tracey Farrar?

Anyone who isn't monotone, dry or static.

Any additional comments?

I tried listening several times hoping it would get better. I don't know if I can recommend the book as I couldn't make it past the third chapter due to the narrators voice and speech style.

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2 out of 5 stars
By J. Ryan Fletcher on 12-18-16

Poorly Narrated

I felt compelled to write a review for this audio book because I was so completely distracted by the narrator's performance, I couldn't enjoy the story. It was very difficult to get into the flow of this book because some words were mispronounced, the cadence of sentences was very bad, and Ms. Farrar's intonation left one wondering when a sentence was starting and finishing. I found myself replaying a sentence in my head after I would hear it trying to figure out how it should have sounded. If you're doing that while listening to an audio book you're missing portions of the story. I'm planning on reading it to really hear the story and to give it another chance.

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