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Sister of Mine Audiobook

Sister of Mine: A Novel

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When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high - or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history.

Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim - daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county - was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel's father, too.

As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood - from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness.

Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they've lived for be lost?

©2016 Sabra Waldfogel (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • M. Ryder
    20/06/16
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    "A Must Read"

    Bought this audiobook for just $6.95 instead of using a credit, and really was not expecting too much, but was pleasantly surprised with both the narration and story. Bahni Turpin did a super job of bringing all the characters to life, and I could easily distinguish one voice from the other. Despite the audiobook being 17 hours long, the time passed quickly, probably because I was so emotionally invested in it. That is, I truly cared about the main characters, and wanted to find out exactly how they handled their difficult situations. It was one of those stories that will clearly keep you on the edge of your seat. I have listened to many historical fiction novels, but never have I heard about Jews owning slaves in antebellum America. This surprised me a lot, especially since Jews were once themselves slaves back in Egypt. I also liked that the focus was on the relationship between Adelaide and Rachel, and the bond they had as sisters as well as owner and servant. Throughout the story, we got to see how very complicated their relationship is, mostly because when it actually came down to it, first and foremost, they were family. I am extremely glad that by the end of the book, The author shows the characters as having experienced an incredible amount of personal growth. These women made some rash decisions, and in the process, hurt one another deeply, though still managed to become far better people along the way.Try this audiobook! You will not be disappointed!

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Lyric G. Eads
    Buffalo, WY USA
    29/07/16
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    "Great narrator, story good but flawed"

    I enjoyed the listen because Bahni Turpin is an excellent narrator and I love her voice , and how she can portray any character from child to adult, male to female. The story was quite good in premise, but I didn't enjoy the intimately detailed sex scenes - in my opinion, they only detracted from an otherwise compelling story. And I found some of the characters inconsistent and frustrating. I returned this because I knew I would not give it a second listen.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Renee
    Pflugerville, TX, United States
    28/06/16
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    "Fantastic narration"

    Great book!!! I loved the story and the narrator. I was not ready for this book to end.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Elyse Becker
    Fairfax, Virginia
    27/08/16
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    "Moral Complexity and Compelling Characters"
    If you could sum up Sister of Mine in three words, what would they be?

    complex, compelling, sympathetic


    What other book might you compare Sister of Mine to and why?

    It shares a concept with Marlen Suyapa Bodden's The Wedding Gift (which is also very good): two half-sisters, one a slave owner and the other her slave. But here, the slave owners are Jewish, a people with a history of enslavement themselves. This gave Ms. Waldfogel's story additional real-life gravitas.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When a certain character came home from the war because I rejoiced for the reunited couple.


    Who was the most memorable character of Sister of Mine and why?

    Rachel. Legally she is a slave, but she remains her own woman, uncowed by the terrible system in which she lives.


    Any additional comments?

    Bahni Turpin was excellent as always!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • LSM
    27/07/16
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    "Very Good Story"

    I appreciate the story line here. Myself having 4 sisters and sometimes finding it hard to get along with them all the time, this teaches the true beauty of sisterhood. These 2 sister's survived and worked through horrible circumstances from outside and between themselves and still found love for each other. A beautiful story with lessons I plan to share and use in my own life.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dana Southwick
    13/07/16
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    "Great book!!"

    Loved this book. Narrator was the best I have heard in a long time! Wonderful story!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • L&L
    10/09/16
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    "Never wanted it to End!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love history and this book made me really think about the Civil War vs Cotton & Slaves. Good research. Good character development. How would it feel to be a slave, let alone one of the family and a slave?


    Which character – as performed by Bahni Turpin – was your favorite?

    She did a great German accent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could, I would. I listen while driving and many times I kept listening once I got to work and found myself late to work because I got carried away.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sweetpkb
    4/08/16
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    "Loved this book & loved the narrator even more!!"

    This book is a must read for every American. So many points of view during and post slavery. I learned so much. I also laughed, cried and eagerly anticipated more. I love the way Bahni Turpin reads, the way she handles each character just brings them to life for me. Not sure if I love Bahni's narration or the book more. I'll just say she makes a great book greater. During these hard pressed racial times in America, this is absolutely a must read and maybe we would have more understanding and love for one another.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Donna D Sabsook
    31/07/16
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    "Very good"

    Story is awesome. I certainly did not expect the storyline to be so intense. A must read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Professor Clarke
    16/09/16
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    "Amazing Story!"

    This was an amazing story. I usually listen to Christian historical fiction. This book contained very descriptive sex scenes, so I would not recommend for young readers.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Lexas
    11/01/17
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    "A great book!"

    From beginning to end, I was twined up in the story. I had never read about Jews owning slaves and this book encouraged me to find out more.

    I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gina Ravello
    6/08/16
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed it. wanted to listen all day"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. wanted to listen all day. The story. The characters were all enjoyable and relatable. The telling was wonderfully done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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