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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this book to a friend, first because it is a gripping and enjoyable story and secondly because few people are even aware of this particular historical series of events.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the accuracy of the history, as the author closely followed the facts of Mary Rowlandson's life and accurately portrayed the background realities of everyday life in early colonial times.
What about Heather Henderson’s performance did you like?
Heather Henderson was perfect for this story. The tone and cadence of her voice fit well with the historical context of the novel.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
This book made me feel sad for the tragic treatment of the English to the Indian population and the desperate ruthlessness of the Indians in response. It is sad that the blindness of fanatical religious beliefs (in my opinion) caused the English to look on the native people as savages rather than as fellow human beings worthy of respect.
Any additional comments?
The author brought the historical person of Mary Rowlandson and her family to life and told a true-to-life tale that could well have been an accurate portrayal, even taking the fictional parts of the story into account. I enjoyed this book very much and am now interested in learning more about the King Phillips War, which seems to be a largely forgotten period in history.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
my understanding is that this book was written following a diary...if that is the case, i guess you can't veer from the story line. it was not a fave, but many in book club enjoyed it very much.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful