Island Queen: A Novel Free Audiobook Download by Vanessa Riley

"You are not really how you look," a woman tells Pearl, who is the island queen and whose idea of beauty is far from what the people on the small Caribbean island want. "It's what they see that they imagine." In this story, a woman finds rustic beauty in unexpected places as she learns that being good at making others feel special has its rewards.

Island Queen is a story set in an alternate 1800s universe. The narrator is Eliza, an African woman (called "Islanders,") who has been sold into slavery to make her way across the Atlantic Ocean on a ship with other women like her. One day, she stumbles upon a world that seems not just different but also familiar. She finds the land very beautiful, and learns it was owned by Queen Victoria before she becomes Britain's first female monarch once again. Perhaps more surprising than this discovery is when she arrives in London and learns she is only days away from becoming Queen herself!

This audiobook is about a woman who moves to the Caribbean after her husband's death. The island is beautiful and serene, but she has no social life and no way of meeting people. She starts writing letters in order to get by on a day-to-day basis. After writing one letter, she finds herself telling an extraordinary story that no one else remembered.

Vanessa Riley's newest novel, Island Queen, is an exciting adventure filled with suspense and conspiracies. This original take on Caribbean life will capture the heart of any reader. The narration is superb!

"Island Queen" tells the story of a girl who is pulled into a world where humans share society with creatures known as Ugees. In this fantasy world, there are Ugees that look like animals and there are humans that resemble the Ugees. Rey was orphaned at a young age and believes all Ugees are really people. When her parents, who believe in other things, pass away, Rey's life changes forever. Ultimately Rey must decide what kind of community she wants to live in and whether or not she can be part of both worlds

A young woman, her husband and their two sons live in a remote region of Ghana. One day the wife is stolen from their home by slave traders and sold as a concubine to one of the wealthiest men on an island off the coast of Africa. She is forced to endure unimaginable horrors and her husband's frantic search for her eventually leads him back home and into the arms of his beautiful young concubine.

Published Date 2021-07-06
Duration 20 hours 50 minutes
Author Vanessa Riley
Narrated Adjoa Andoh
(3 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Fiction & Literature
Parent Category Own Voices, Black Literature

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