Judah’s resilience was well depicted throughout the book, despite the numerous tragic events that befell her. The book was well researched, and giving Judah a Swahili voice was quite original and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is often depicted as being focused on West Africa. It has definitely made me want to learn more about that.
From an audio book perspective, the positives included Isitor’s singing voice which was quite haunting at times. I do however have to say that her pronunciation of Judah was distracting as it varied between Judah (in the Anglophone way) and Yudah (in the manner that a German would pronounce Johann). There were some other mispronunciations that did grate hence the lower rating. I do feel that if I had read a physical copy of the book I would be able to rate it more highly.
Due to my issues with the audio narration, I can only rate this this 3/5.
***Thank you to Netgalley and Hidden Shelf Publishing House for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
For the purpose of my reading challenge, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul fulfils the book that has fewer than 1000 reviews on Amazon or Goodreads prompt. It’s available from Amazon and Audible.