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When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough. Risking life and limb, she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad to help other slaves flee to safety. A symbol of strength and hope, this legendary "Moses" led over 300 of her people to freedom and a new life. Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity.
©1995 Ann Petry (P)1999 Recorded Books
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By Elaine on 02-08-13

An Incredible human being

I have always heard about the "Underground Railroad" but never really took the time to understand it's history. This book is every good place to start. There should be a "Harriet Tubman" Day. She was as important to the freeing the slaves and the civil rights movement as Lincoln and Martin Luther King, I researched in hopes to find a movie about her. I could not find any. Harriet story would make a WONDERFUL movie. If done correctly it could walk away with all the Oscars. This is a must read book! The performance of the book was good, but as with most of the Audible books, I had tp change the speed to 1 1/2x from 1x

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By Richard on 03-21-09

History at it's best

The story of Harriet Tubman comes alive in this historical novel. You will experience live as a slave on a Maryland plantation and before you know it you are along for the ride on the infamous Underground Railroad.

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By Twinklyjan on 07-09-16

Fascinating story of a remarkable woman

I'm so glad I happened to be in the front seat of a taxi from Harlem to Central Park as it was the statue of Harriet Tubman that made her known to me. And now she's appearing on American bank notes, apparently. A truly courageous and selfless woman in a shameful period in human history.

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By Novlette on 12-01-15

Compelling and inspiring story

This is such an inspiring story and very well told. I was impressed with the way the great figure of Harriet Tubman was personalised and made more humane. Despite her own heartaches, always been there for others. Her tenacity and courage in the face of such overwhelming negative odds, she always manage to stay on course.
This book is written in an easy to read style, allowing the reader to feel the emotions, danger and adventures along with Harriet.

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