Twice a Slave

  • by Sammy Tippit, Randy Willis
  • Narrated by Tom Lennon
  • 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Randy Willis tells the raw-boned epic, based on his own ancestors, that gives American history a new face and a fresh voice.
A novel about adventure, family, faith and the character of a man who touched generations.
Twice a Slave is the story of a Cherokee slave, a forbidden romance, and tragedies that build faith. One man who is determined to find his purpose and discover his identity becomes a slave a second time, and he changes the course of history in Louisiana.
He was born into slavery before the American Revolution, the son of a Cherokee mother and an English father who faced incredible difficulties. Even though Joseph's life was threatened because of his race and faith, he became the first Protestant to preach the gospel west of the Mississippi River.


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Twice a Slave

This story is told in first person format as a grandfather tells his grandson about his life. Born to an Indian slave and her white husband owner, he is considered a slave to all but his father. Upon the death of his father he is forced to live as a slave on his own land. While he is eventually granted his freedom he is forced to leave his home. He and his wife and children begin the journey of spreading the gospel amongst the unclaimed territories.

It is a very detailed story. The narration was extremely well done. Tom Lennon did a good job bringing the story to life and making you feel as though you were there along side Joseph Willis.

Will definitely recommend this book to others.

I was provided a free audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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- mrmeeka

Joseph Willis was an amazing man

What did you love best about Twice a Slave?

I enjoyed the amount of work and research that was dedicated by Joseph's family to bring his story to life. I experienced emotions of joy, apall, anger, humility, sadness. Great story about a great man

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joseph by far. What an amazing man. Humble, kind, reverent, joyful, tenacious

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed when Joseph and Ezekial first met Anna and her friend. So sweet, awkward and funny.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

This was a very long and detailed story. You really got an excellent sense of the family dynamics, the overall feel of emotions and prejudices, great historical sense as well.

I received this copy via audiobookboom in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Tiasdolls

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-22-2016
  • Publisher: Randy Willis