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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 32 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: October 3, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075VD139R
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The Indigo Girl: A Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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What follows is a story of strength, compassion, and a commitment to bettering the circumstances and living standards of not only Eliza's life, but that of the slaves on her father's plantations, as well. Eliza agreed to teach the slaves and their children to read, in return for their shared knowledge in indigo farming and processing. After some poor outcomes, she eventually became successful in developing indigo as one of the most important cash crops of Colonial South Carolina.
The accomplishments of may great women in history often become eclipsed by their male counterparts--as was the case with Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Although it was obviously very well-researched, the addition of fictional characterization, within The Indigo Girl, is necessary and enjoyable. I loved the characters (even the ones I "loved to hate") and the relationships between them and felt that Ms. Boyd's talent for storytelling and creating believable characters and dialogue made Eliza's history come alive. This is an overwhelmingly beautiful story and I was left engulfed in emotions, at the end.
I love books that take historical facts and tell an engaging story, it's almost like tricking you into learning important historical facts.
Natasha Boyd is a true crafter of words! There is something for everyone in this book and I truly believe that it is an important read, especially given the current climate. It's a fascinating and endearing story, and one that truly shaped that area of our nation. I am so glad that this important (but forgotten) woman from our country's past is being brought to light in this beautiful story!!
Boyd certainly knows how to draw you into a story. Her lyrical prose will transport you back to colonial times and immerse you in plantation life in South Carolina. The images of "Indigo Girl" will stay with you long after you finish this sensational novel.
Though this is a fictional story, it is based on a real person and real events. As portrayed, Eliza Pinckney is an intelligent, courageous young woman who finds herself managing a failing plantation while her father is away. Her struggles to save the plantation are at once heart-wrenching and utterly compelling.
"Indigo Girl" is a must read, and I highly recommend it to readers of historical fiction and specially to readers of American Colonial Fiction.