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What did you love best about Touched with Fire?
It is an intriguing story that you don't hear about when you are being taught American history. Ellen Craft is incredible and I wish we would learn more about this subject and womens' place in war and history.
Any additional comments?
While the topic is intriguing and appealing, it was slightly off-putting to find out the latter half of the book is fiction. With that being said, It was still a good book and I enjoyed it. The narrator's voice at times for was a bit mono-toned. However, his southern accent, at times, was able to cover that.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, this is an excellent book with a heart warming story taken from an important period of history. It is the product of 10 years of research, yet reads like fiction. The story is empowering and well-written. It is populated with colorful historical characters that you will want to know.
Who was your favorite character and why?
That is a tie between Ellen Croft (Ellie or Eli), Joseph, and William. You cannot help but like Ellen because she is so determined and passionate. She is a strong, independent female character with grit and dignity.
William is an amazing person marked by bravery and decency. The way he stood up to the Reverend in Ellie's defense reveals his character. He is courageous but not ruled by his passions. He is smart and honorable.
Joseph is love embodied. He is gentle and kind. He keeps saving Eli's life even when she is ungrateful and wants him to go away. He is a character you admire.
Have you listened to any of Hugh Harper’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, I haven't, but this book has made me a fan. I certainly will in the future. He gives a unique voice to each character that he maintains throughout the book. One of the generals sounds just like Bill Clinton. He has excellent pacing and when he sings the scene on the train you don't hear Hugh Harper, you hear two Southern belles singing. Excellent performance.
Who was the most memorable character of Touched with Fire and why?
I already answered this so I will write about some memorable scenes. As mentioned above, the scene where William stands up to the Reverend is incredibly well-written. The scene where Eli posing as a white planter gets drunk for the first time is both exciting and humorous. The scene where Eli meets General Grant also stands out in memory. This is an excellent book that covers important history. This story should be read by everyone.
Any additional comments?
While this is not a specifically Christian book, it incorporates Christian themes as an organic part of the story. It accurately captures the culture at the time (which was Christian). Christians will appreciate this book. It contains limited swearing that is authentic to the story. It is very well-written and historically accurate. It is not preachy. So secular folk would enjoy this as well. I received this book for free from the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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