Sunday, 28 April 2013

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Official Blurb


My Review

In this full cast audio drama from the Seeing Ear Theater we get a real treat.

When Dana is surprised by being sacked from her job, it's just the start of the strange and weird things about to happen. This is a historical sci fi drama, that might sound a bit weird, but when the story is based around time travel it has to be sci fi, right? But when that time travel keeps the main characters in the past, during the age of slavery in the southern states of america it kind of becomes historical.

This story is about a modern black woman who falls through time into the 1800's. As the story evolves, she finds that she has a mission to accomplish, although it's not one she asked for nor volunteered for.

The white slave-owners treat her as a slave and she has to deal with the culture shock that this produces.

It's very well written, well acted and the story drew me in and kept me hooked for all two hours.  It was fun, exciting and intriguing all at the same time.

Once again, this is a not-safe-for-work story that contains in-character racism of the lowest order, it shouldn't be played to an unsuspecting audience.

Reading 3/3
Production 3/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 9/9

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