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  • Written by: Lawrence Hill
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Any Known Blood

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Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
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Publisher's Summary

Author of the #1 best-seller The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill is a writer of immense talent—and his literary reputation grows with each new work. Canadian Langston Cane V finds his writing career (and, indeed, his life) in stasis until inspired by his mentor to write about an ancestor who purportedly died fighting alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Traveling to Baltimore, the latter-day Cane delves into history and in so doing awakens to new possibilities.

©1997 Lawrence Hill (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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“A remarkable achievement.”—Joyce Carol Oates

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Great storytelling!

this book is storytelling at its best. it is wonderfully narrated. When the book ended, I felt like I was saying goodbye to friends.

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The shape of the past.

This book is written backwards, except for the contemporary chapters. As Langston (the 5th) investigates his family history, each step takes him a little further back in time. As all the main characters have the same name, it is very difficult to tell who is talking. Against a background of wars past or still to come, Hill weaves a generational tapestry of the Black experience over 150 years.

Due to gratuitous sex, the protagonists are mostly jerks.

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no solo no me costo terminarlo, no podia soltarlo.

¡El narrador fuera de seria! ¡El relato me confirma Lawrence Hill como entre mis autores favaoritos y es probable que lo vuelvo a escuchar.

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Amazing audio book and an amazing story

This audio book is great quality, however the actual story is a bit confusing with all the characters named Langston cane. Besides that everything is amazing

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Beautiful book

Narration was fabulous. An incredible story of family and enduring love. It is one of the best!

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Not what I was expecting

The book is alright. The story line seems a little bit simplistic. Also the erotic parts of the book seemed unnecessary. It just okay.

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