Book Review: Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman, Barbara Venkataraman

Posted February 21, 2020 by lomeraniel in Memoirs, Non-Fiction / 2 Comments

Book Review: Accidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Josh Venkataraman, Barbara VenkataramanAccidental Activist: Justice for the Groveland Four by Barbara Venkataraman, Josh Venkataraman
Narrator: Joshua Mackey
Published by Barbara Markley on 01-15-20
Genres: Memoirs, Non-Fiction
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: five-stars

This book will take you through my incredible four year quest for justice for The Groveland Four and teach you how to pursue your own causes, whatever they may be. It is a primer for positive action, a journey through Florida's past as well as its future. Some of the things you will learn: everything takes more time than you think, nothing ever goes according to plan, help can come from unexpected places, time is on your side, everyone is connected to everyone else, you can reach your tipping point for success and not even realize it, your goals can change along the way, and flexibility is key. Let's get started, shall we?

***Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to establish "The Charles Greenlee Memorial Scholarship" to benefit a child with an incarcerated parent.

I didn’t know about this sad chapter in Florida’s history, and I am glad I had the opportunity to listen to this compelling story about how Josh Venkataraman fought a war that was not his own to right past wrongs and to defend equal rights for everyone. It was a captivating listen in which we learn the facts about the events happening in 1949, how the truth was tergiversated, and how four innocent men were found guilty against all evidence. The book follows Josh on his quest trying to get these men acquited so that their families may find rest.

I found it a very interesting story, and one that should be made known for the sake of these men’s families and to learn from the past, in order to prevent these injustices from happening again. It was well written, and it exposed the events in a clear and passionate way. I applaud Josh for fighting this fight and help the less fortunate.

Joshua Makey’s narration was just perfect for this book, and it was like listening to Josh himself narrate telling the story, using an enthralling tone and keeping the listener engaged. The audio production was spotless.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
five-stars
Narration
five-stars
Overall: five-stars
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