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A Respectable Trade

Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The devastating consequences of the slave trade in the 18th century are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her slave, Mehuru. From the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.

©1995 Philippa Gregory (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great Story

I likes this story - the way it was written transports you into the era and you are confronted with the world of slave traders and their disgraceful attitude towards the African race.
Narrator was excellent as well

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  • Lauren
  • 27-02-2019

Five star performance

Best narration I have ever heard. The sheer variety of accents is one thing, but to make each character so distinctive and recognisable is a true gift. Brilliant rendition.

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  • Sandra Stewart
  • 08-02-2019

Brilliant story.

A truly gripping story of the personal lives of the people involved in and affected by the slave trade.Wonderful characters ,I was sad to finish it , definitely thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Loraine
  • 05-02-2019

What a performance

I have never read a book by this author and I was totally enthralled by it. A fascinating plot really brought to life by the absolutely stunning performance of the narrator- what a skill to bring a book to life in this way. Congratulations.

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  • Tom Benyon
  • 29-05-2019

Andoh's performance is equisite.

It's a fascinating book and I enjoyed it thoroughly, particularly as I have just moved to Bristol.
What is especially good though is Adjoa Andohs.s stunning narration, so rich, nuanced and such a range of well wrought characters . I've listened to circ 20 books so I'm a relative newbie but this is by far the best audible performance (and it is a performance no question) that I have listened to. Anyway, well worth a listen!

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  • Stella001
  • 02-05-2019

Excellent book, really well done

This is one of the most enthralling books I've listened to, in the main part because of the brilliant narration by the Adjoa Andoh and Philippa Gregory's writing. It's not often I can't stop listening but this was one of those books.

Treat yourself to this one, you won't regret it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-2019

Simply stunning ...

I read this book some years ago, but being a PG fan thought this would be a great listen. It was still a great book but the reader Addis Andoh brought the characters to life beautifully! At the end ... it was like saying goodbye to my best friends! It is definitely well worth buying!

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  • Anna
  • 11-09-2019

The Narrator is incredible

Adjoa Andoh’s narration is honestly incredible! She gives so many different accents, each individual, it makes listening so pleasurable and relaxing! I’m only 7 chapters in and enjoying it very much, largely due to Adjoa’s excellent narration

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  • Janni
  • 04-08-2019

Philippa Gregory at her best

I loved this book, it was so beautifully told. I was horrified at the cruelty given to the slaves. It really brought it home what a terrible injustice they suffered. I cried at the end and I really hope Ms Gregory will write a sequel. I need to know what happened!

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  • anne leatherland
  • 21-07-2019

Wonderful narration

I really enjoyed this book. Philippa Gregory has shed light on both slides of the slave trade and the importance of belief in humanity. The characters are finely drawn and wonderfully brought to life by the best narration I have heard to fate on Audible. Adjoa Andoh is an expert with accents and has the gift of finding the humanity in each character. An excellent listen.

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  • Julie Domaille
  • 19-07-2019

Harrowing slave trade

Slaves from Africa, class & gender slavery too. Ignorance & fear enslaves every one of us