Edenland

  • by Wallace King
  • Narrated by JD Jackson
  • 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Born a slave, Bledsoe had never left Our Joy plantation, and a daring escape offers his only chance for liberty. On the run he encounters Alice, an Irish indentured servant, committing what appears to be an act of murder as she burns down a shack in the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina.
Faced with the threat of capture, Bledsoe and Alice become reluctant allies. An epic tale unfolds as their quest for freedom pulls them from swamp to city, from North Carolina to Virginia. Somewhere between injustice and loss, they discover a hidden place that seems an Eden, where their bond and love are forged.
But the Confederate army is on the march and soon tramples their tenuous freedom. Separated, they are cast into fates they never imagined. Through it all, the hope of deliverance drives them onward and the memory of their Edenland remains, burning bright against the darkness of slavery and the American Civil War.

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Slow and full of coincidences

If you're looking for a sweeping adventure or action-packed journey through the south during the civil war, this isn't it. It was interesting to experience what life was like for various types of people during the era but the story was just so slow and the number of happy coincidences for the main characters made it a slog for me.
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- Cheri

Lovely, just lovely

What a sweet love story set in The south during the Civil War. Good writing, excellent narration.
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- Henwhisperer "65 year old serial entrepreneur living in the wilds of NW Vermont on a small holding. Have a horse and 3 dogs, some laying hens too."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio