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Eighteen-year-olds Rose and Rosebud have never met, but they share a birth year, a name, and a bloody pair of sneakers. Rose's quest to atone for the accident that kills Rosebud, a young woman so much like herself but for the color of her skin, unfolds alongside Rosebud's battle to survive the devastating flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward and to find help for her unstable mother. These unforgettable characters give voice to the dead of the storm and, in a stunning twist, demonstrate how what we think we know can make us blind to what matters most.
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By J. Webb on 04-05-17
Narrator doing a black Southern accent
What didn’t you like about Lisa Renee Pitts’s performance?
This is the 2nd book I've listened to lately (yes, I checked to see if it was the same narrator but it wasn't) where the accent is a Southern Black voice when they are narrating a white person. Anyone from the South knows the difference and it is extremely frustrating to try and listen to... Please start getting actual Southerners to read books set in the South...or, at the least, use someone that knows the differences in how Southerners speak....
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I haven't finished this book yet but was compelled to stop and post this because it is distrating to listen to a Southern accent that isn't the CORRECT Southern accent... Completely takes away from the story... Rose's story is read with a Southern Black voice... Whites in Alabama do not speak that way.... Maybe to others this isn't such a distraction, but it's not authentic....
By Leah on 09-25-16
Outstanding Story and Narration!
This is the story of two single mothers and their daughters - one black living in New Orleans and the other white, living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their lives inadvertently and tragically intertwine after Hurricane Katrina. Like an onion being unpeeled, we begin to learn the backstory of each - their similarities and their differences - as we glimpse the way Katrina affected so many people and in such different ways. It is a well written story made even better by a superb narration.