The Orphan Mother

  • by Robert Hicks
  • Narrated by Adenrele Ojo
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An epic account of one remarkable woman's quest for justice from the New York Times best-selling author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country.
In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock - the "Widow of the South" - has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. But when her ambitious, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah - no stranger to loss - finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?
Mariah's journey to uncover the truth leads her to unexpected people - including George Tole, a recent arrival to town, fleeing a difficult past of his own - and forces her to confront the truths of her own past. Brimming with the vivid prose and historical research that has won Robert Hicks recognition as a "master storyteller" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Great Story

I listened to this book to and from work. It's a great story and it was almost sad to see it end. Great character development and story
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- Amazon Customer "Shecasper"

Pretty Good

At times, a bit drawn out, but overall, decent historical fiction, with interesting storyline and fair narration. However, some of the characters' voices sounded really strange, almost cartoon-like, which in turn, did detract from listening. Still not sure if I wil keep this audiobook, since not real likely to listen again.
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- M. Ryder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio