Sarah M. Broom graces her memoir with an extremely even narration. Her deep, rich voice never varies, never emotes, is never excited or sad. Intoning her work as a poem or the words to a song, Broom recites the story of her family from Reconstruction to the present. She describes in moments like a slowly drifting river the various generations, their trials and tribulations, and how they fit within New Orleans society. Broom describes the pride of homeowners and renters living on the outskirts of a big city with a deep, historical past. As the history of Broom's family and community evolves from the past to the present, her lack of intonation--most likely meant to evoke the experience of a poetry reading--may strike some listeners as soporific. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2019]
Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2019
DD ISBN $24.95
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