Red Dust Road

  • by Jackie Kay
  • Narrated by Jackie Kay
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the moment when, as a little girl, she realises that her skin is a different colour from that of her beloved mum and dad, to the tracing and finding of her birth parents, her Highland mother and Nigerian father, the courageous revelatory journey that Jackie Kay undertakes in Red Dust Road is full of unexpected twists, turns and deep emotions.

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Absolutely superb

If you could sum up Red Dust Road in three words, what would they be?

Moving, funny, thought-provoking


What other book might you compare Red Dust Road to, and why?

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Have you listened to any of Jackie Kay’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

That isn't really an option for me as I have young children. However I did want to listen whenever I had a spare few minutes!


Any additional comments?

I thought this book was just brilliant - hilarious in parts, also very moving and incredibly well written. Jackie was superb narrating her own story with her lovely lilting Scottish accent and really made it such an entertaining, enjoyable listen. I am now going to search out her poetry as I think she is fabulous. One of the best books I have downloaded - thank you Audible for a truly wonderful listen.

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- bookwormbadger

The red dust road by Jackie Kay

This is Jackie Kay's book about part of her life that she goes back to re visit. She was adopted, the focus of the book is about meeting her birth family, how she does that and her relationship with her feelings for them.
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- ms

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2011
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks