Into the Free

  • by Julie Cantrell
  • Narrated by Luci Christian Bell
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A simple girl with anything but a simple story. In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. For answers, Millie turns to the gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s long-standing cycle of madness and abuse. Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?


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Depression Era Mississippi and Generational Curses

One of the best southern fiction books . . . captures the very essence of growing up in the south . . . the horrible hypocrisy that exists in some churches and some people . . . yet the inescapable HOPE that comes only from God and His followers . . . And the miracle of how God puts special people in the lives of children, even in the midst of turmoil and abuse, and leads them through the valley, continually toward answers . . . and toward good. There's no sugar coating here . . . no covering up "the ugly" . . . and there's plenty of it . . . Millie is the daughter of a cowboy, who beats her mother, nearly killing her . . . and her mama won't leave . . . in fact, she defends him . . . so Millie escapes by climbing her sweet gum tree or going fishing with her friend, Sloth. Or she reads. And she comes home and nurses her mother's wounds, while her daddy's gone off to another rodeo. This is a great listen . . . full of insight into the generational pain that haunts families . . . and the courage of one girl to confront it and choose a different path for herself.
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- Debbie

Fantastic read

Where does Into the Free rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This a a wonderful story, it gets you hooked right from the start, It takes a really good book to make me cry.

What did you like best about this story?

The emotional journey it takes you on

Have you listened to any of Luci Christian Bell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


If you could take any character from Into the Free out to dinner, who would it be and why?


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2012
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio