The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry--whom Brown nicknames Little Onion--conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, [2014], ℗2014
ISBN: 9781611762938
Branch Call Number: FICTION McB
Description: 14 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Boatman, Michael 1964-


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Apr 18, 2017

A very well written book, and extremely entertaining audio performance that I would recommend to anyone.

Feb 12, 2015

I thought the reader was terrific, and the story a kept me interested the whole way!

Sep 14, 2014

I've always enjoyed McBride's writing, but this audio just didn't do it for me & I never finished it.


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