The story was compelling and entertaining although the subject matter of slavery was often distressing. This audio recording was well done. The readers did the voices very well. The audio production was done so superbly that it was very easy to listen to in the car. Some audio books require constant adjustment in volume, bass, and treble in order to hear the reader that it takes away from the story. At the end the author kindly goes through her historical notes on which the book was based. That made the memory of this story even more fascinating.