Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

  • by Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by Raymond Hearn
  • 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the world with its first-hand account of the horrors of slavery. The book was an incredible success. It sold over 30,000 copies and was an international best seller. His eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles that led Douglas to become the first great African-American leader in the United States.

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Appropriate Audio

Loved that the accent was never exaggerated and if I am not mistaken, this is one of ONLY TWO recordings of this great novel that are made in a Black man's voice. Great job.
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- Angel N.

Chilling. Necessary.

This should be required reading for everyone. Douglass is a powerful orator and the narrator does a fantastic job.
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- J.G.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2015
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC