The River Road (Unabridged)
by Benjamin Boucvalt
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On the River Road, at a dark bend in the South, a shadow lives. And at that bend, a man and his slave are pulled together by a mysterious connection. The master inherits a plantation and plans to marry his love and put aside his past, while the slave lingers at his side, accepting of his place and detached from hope. But neither man has memories that can easily be forgotten. When a death forces both of them onto the road, each races toward his own kind of freedom, which can only be earned in a place where neither one of them leads or follows. All the while, the shadow of the River Road pursues. It stalks them with steel and lead and perhaps the most dangerous weapon of all - the past.
A Dynamic & Emotional Tale
I love books set in the past in the South. It’s not fru fru at all. There's no sitting on plantation porches, drinking sweet tea, which was great to discover. It is very eerie and deals with the tricks and trappings of the mind.
Instead of your typical "life on the plantation" story, it is about two men escaping their past. The terrifying world that keeps them from doing so, the author paints so vividly, like it was being illustrated for me. A picture of the South that I don't often see.
A lovely journey. Hard at times, but full of heart. I definitely recommend it.
There’s almost a movie-like quality to this audiobook. Go0d story, great reading by the narrator. I liked his dramatic voice.
I couldn't believe it was the author reading. I thought that maybe there was a typo in the description, because I have never heard an author read their own book very well. He was great. I wish he read other books. Story fits well as an audiobook. The book has a lot of great imagery which sounds good spoken.