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Washington Black

Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - finds himself selected as personal servant to one of these men. The eccentric Christopher 'Titch' Wilde is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor and abolitionist whose single-minded pursuit of the perfect aerial machine mystifies all around him.  

Titch's idealistic plans are soon shattered, and Washington finds himself in mortal danger. They escape the island together, but then then Titch disappears and Washington must make his way alone, following the promise of freedom further than he ever dreamed possible.  

From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy wastes of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black teems with all the strangeness and mystery of life. Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is the extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.

©2018 Ideas of March Inc. (P)2018 Random House Audio

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great read

really great read had me captured to the very end. excellent narration for each character

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Brilliant

What a fabulous story and so excellently delivered. One of my best audio books for 2018

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Incredible

Hooked from the first words. Such an incredible heartbreaking story. Dion Graham’s narration is perfect.

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  • 27-05-2019

average tale

nothing bad, just a whimsical tale
set in slavery days and a tale of a plantation boy who has a lot of luck

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very different storyline

Really enjoyed the story and thought the narration was excellent. Interesting subject matter and characters.