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My Name Is Resolute

Written by: Nancy E. Turner
Narrated by: Mhairi Morrison
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The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in colonial New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. When Resolute finds herself alone in Lexington, Massachusetts, she struggles to find her way in a society that is quick to judge a young woman without a family. 

As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free. Resolute's talent at the loom places her at the center of an incredible web of secrecy that helped drive the American Revolution.

Contains mature themes.

©2014 Nancy E. Turner (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Cheryl Lawhead
  • 2021-06-10

Wonderful story

I took a chance on this book as I have never heard of this author. So glad I did. The author has a wonderful straight-forward no nonsense way of writing. She does not get bogged down in pettyfogging minutiae. The story flows in a pleasant way and keeps ones attention throughout the book.if you like the Outlander series you may like this book.
I highly recommend you give it a try. I’m going to read Turner’s other books!

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  • Jenna W
  • 2023-01-26

Oh Resolute

I enjoyed seeing how Resolute grew as a person. I felt like the characters in this book were so well developed and human! The good, bad, and ugly. Sometimes in the same person. I enjoyed learning more about the time before the revolutionary war, from a woman's perspective.

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  • herbanella
  • 2023-01-26

Loved this book!

One of my all time favorite books is by the same author who wrote this book so I knew I would love it, and I did! The narrator is amazing and I loved her voice and many accents for the different characters. Resolute is so lovable as the main character and she had such a difficult life. She became more lovable as time went on. I enjoyed the history of her living in Corcord, near Boston, in the colonies and hearing specifics of the start and end of the American Revolutionary War. This book made me very grateful that our country is free from tyranny. I had no idea how horrible the British soldiers were to the colonists and how they mistreated them so badly and taxed them so heavily.

It is a long book but I enjoyed every minute.

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  • Renee Dewell
  • 2023-01-25

Worth the listen!

Really made me feel for the characters and consider, yet again, the unrecognized role so many women have played in our history.

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  • Carol Hendricks
  • 2023-01-24

Another incredible Nancy Turner book!

Thank you! I just discovered this book after reading Light Changes Everything. Th 23 hours went by quickly, thank you for not cutting it short or making it two books. I love Nancy Turner's stories, so well written with intelligent and flawed and compassionate women. This was a gift after fearing I wouldn't find another book from Nancy. Thank you again! And thank you Audible for choosing a narrator that fits the book.

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  • Kayla Jos
  • 2023-01-24

Wonderful story. Superb narration.

I'm a devoted audible subscriber but I've never written a review before, and I've listened to some wonderful books but I felt compelled to write one today.

This was a masterpiece. A story so masterfully written and skillfully narrated it took me along with the wonderful characters. I easily imagined surroundings and empathized with the characters. I celebrated their every victory.

I came across this recommendation on a list of I believe 20 books in genre of historical fiction that are must reads on Pinterest. After this success, I'm going back to that list!!

Worth every single second of the near 26 hrs. Buy it!

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  • Albrecht
  • 2023-01-21

Fantastic

I love historical fiction-you learn so much about the time…industry of the the people, their hardships, the narrator did an excellent job from the main character’s childhood though adulthood, I learned a great deal about manners and customs. Lovely book-a joy to read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2023-01-18

Wonderful Conclusion

I loved the narrator. And the story, the maturing of the main character is very satisfying.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2023-01-05

Engaging Throughout!!!

In Nancy Turner’s novel, Resolute, a young girl embarks on a forced journey taking her from a privileged English plantation owner’s daughter to that as a slave.
Resolute, the protagonist is dealing with the heartbreak of her murdered father, the separation from her mother, and the lifelong desire to return to the Jamaican plantation from where she was captured by pirates.
Nancy Turner is a gifted writer with engaging prose and insightful observations. She uses Resolute’s character as the narrator showcasing her life and personal interactions which illuminate the creation and strife of the early American colonists.
Pay close attention to the first hour of this audio book as I tend to listen while driving and I made the mistake of trying to engage while in rush hour traffic. I had to rewind back to the beginning twice because I was getting lost with the introduction and mentioning of various characters. One I concentrated and envisioned each character, it was easy be absorbed into Turner’s story. It was the best twenty-five hour escape I have had in a long time. It is one of those novels that when finished, I really missed the world I had been living alongside during my drive time. In fact, on my drives after work I would find myself passing my home/destinations and driving a few extra miles just to finish a chapter.
This is my fifth Nancy Turner audio book. I have also ordered each in Hardback as her stories deserve to be held in hand and delivered through pages.
Through Audible or it’s original hard copy, it’s a delight to accompany Resolute on her physical and emotional journey from the age of eleven to a great grandmother in her sixties. The ending is a perfect denouement to a truly epic and engaging journey.
This book can never be a movie for too much of its fine details could never be condensed into a two-three hour screenplay. However, this would make a great Netflix mini-series. There’s enough material for a few seasons of worthwhile adventure on the history of (parts of) the early Americas delivered both through classic and detailed writing.
The reader truly mastered the voices of an epic cast of characters with both masculine and feminine tone and the perfect accents ranging from French-Canadian, English Proper, Old English Commoner, Jamaican, and English Colonist. The linguistic talent of the reader added to the engagement of this audiobook.

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  • J. James
  • 2022-12-15

One of THE BEST Colonial History stories

I want more!!
This story of Resolute & her family enthralled me . I have 3 hours left of the book, and this is the only book- I am lamenting that this is not a series.
Well done, read it