Abiding Darkness : Black or White Chronicles

  • by John Aubrey Anderson
  • Narrated by Lillian Thayer
  • Series: Black or White Chronicles
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1945 in Mississippi's cotton country, and Missy Parker is seven years old, strong willed, and very precocious. Her best friend, Junior Washington, lives across Cat Lake from the Parker's plantation. Missy, her big brother, Bobby, and Junior are inseparable. However, the Parkers and the Washingtons are of differing faiths and different races. Against the background of the dynamic relationships between these rich characters, an enthralling struggle between good and evil emerges when a demon targets Missy and creates havoc throughout her family and community. This first book in The Black or White Chronicles relates the sweeping saga of a young girl's battle with one of hell's minions determined to destroy her and those closest to her.


What the Critics Say

"Anderson is adept at leaving the reader hanging at the end of each chapter with intriguing portents of the next plot twist┬┐" (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Satisfying Story

I found the narration to be wonderful, and the story emotionally gripped me immediately. The mastery of the writing in what is not a religious book, depicted people with good hearts and souls and their struggles to stave off the devil's influence through the strength of their Christian faith. The personality development left me feeling as though I knew the characters and cared about them, and the beauty of the relationship of black and white folks in the south was a depiction that is not easy to forget. It is the story of teaching, love, and life that was a natural outgrowth of their actions. There is a little mystery, a little suspense, and many powerful moments. The everyday struggles between good and evil resonate throughout the story and culminate in an unforgetable and captivating account of the ability of people to live in harmony, and to love and take care of one another as we were created and expected to do. I will proably listen to it again and look forward to the author's next story.
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- L. Neumar "craft lover"

good story, but preachy

Over all this is a good story and the characters were developed well, however, the last half of the book becomes very preachy and in parts I felt like I was listening to an evangelical preacher scream from his pulpit. If you can get past that it is an enjoyable listen.
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- kurt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.