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  • Washington Black

  • Written by: Esi Edugyan
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
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  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist - whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. 

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  • Awesome!

  • By Louise White on 2018-11-13

A good story of triumph over adversity.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-12-19

The narrator is excellent. He kept me going through a long story that was worthwhile finishing