This audiobook recounts the voyage of the CLOTILDA, the last ship to bring enslaved people from Africa to the U.S. But the story goes far beyond that one aspect. The lives of several of the Africans on board before and after the ocean trip are the primary focus of the work. Kevin Free does a first-rate job of narrating this work. He presents the story in an easy-to-follow tone, made even easier by the author’s journalistic style of writing. Free alters his tone when quoting the former enslaved people directly, an effective technique without any hint of stereotype. His facility with foreign names and locations also makes listening easier. In all, it’s a compelling story told well. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9781797138084 $19.99
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