Back to Wando Passo

  • by David Payne
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Back to Wando Passo is a passionate and elegantly written story of two related love triangles: one marriage unraveling in the present day, and another one shattered by the Civil War. The interweaving stories build to a simultaneous crescendo of betrayal, revenge, and redemption. Grappling with the tangled subject of race in America, the plot lines are haunted by an occult twist. When Ransom Hill, the contemporary protagonist, discovers a Civil War-era "prenda", an iron pot used by Cuban slaves for conjuring, he unearths something very strange indeed.


What the Critics Say

"A luscious, engaging, and heartfelt novel with plenty to say about individual responsibility and the legacy of slavery." (Library Journal)
"Like The DaVinci Code, Back to Wando Passo takes its readers deeply into an arcane, fascinating, and dangerous body of knowledge and belief." (Lee Smith, author of Saving Grace)


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Customer Reviews

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This is not a horror story, but it is very dark. This story takes place in two different time periods, and for me, the story that takes place in the past was much more interesting than the one taking place in the future. I found myself wanting to fast foward through the book and listen only to half the story. It seems as though the past story was the real one, and the present story was forced into its mold.

There are many race discussions in the book, and although the author tries to explore all sides, it still left me a bit cold.

I will say again that this is a very dark story, so sensitive souls may want to rethink it.
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- Liv2Write

Ruined by the narrator

The narrator was extremely hard to listen to, ruined the story really especially his crying moaning sounds; I ff so often I missed a lot of the book.
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- JoJo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.