This audiobook tells two stories of Natchez, Mississippi. The first is about the contemporary town, largely seen through its white elites. The second is about Abdul Rahman Ibrahimi, an African prince who spent 40 years enslaved on the outskirts of town. Natchez is the home of the Pilgrimage, a tourism ritual that is a chronic source of tension between its Black and white residents. Author Richard Grant is British, so narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies's English accent is appropriate, and his command of various Southern accents is admirable. There are a few non-Southern characters, however, and they seem to have picked up the drawl. Overall, the appeal of the town, despite its problems, comes through clearly. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797108599 $17.99
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