Talented narrators Janina Edwards and Leon Nixon expertly deliver this riveting, well-researched historical account. Ellen and William Craft were an enslaved couple in antebellum Macon, Georgia. In 1848, they fled more than 1,000 miles to the North with Ellen disguised as a disabled white man and William posing as her enslaved servant. The moving true story feels like a novel, and the dual narration engages listeners even more. The performances of both Edwards and Nixon are clear and authoritative, especially as they skillfully vary their pacing to build suspense. Both narrators deliver dignified tones that capture the Crafts' courage, resilience, and enduring love. This important and compelling audiobook is full of historical details and insight. V.T.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781797151342 $24.99
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