Two mothers and their teenage daughters, whose lives collide in a fatal car crash, take turns narrating Ellen Urbani's breathtaking novel Landfall, set in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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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Narrator doing a black Southern accent
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....
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....
- J. Webb
Outstanding Story and Narration!