Harriet Tubman

  • by Ann Petry
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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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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- Richard

Love love loved this audiobook!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend this book because Harriet has such an amazing story I think it should be shared with everyone!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harriet of course was my favorite character because she's such an compassionate brave woman who defied all odds to serve her purpose.

What does Peter Francis James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

An in depth look into Harriet's life, feelings and emotions.

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

Yes! After I listened to it for the first time I started it all over again! For a total of 3 listens in 2 days!

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- Shakayla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books