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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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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- Elaine

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

Book Details

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