• The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

  • Written by Himself
  • By: Frederick Douglass
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 02-07-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • 4.7 (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass was Douglass' third autobiography. In it, he was able to go into greater detail about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery, as he and his family were no longer in any danger from the reception of his work.
In this engrossing narrative, he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves. It is also the only of Douglass' autobiographies to discuss his life during and after the Civil War, including his encounters with American Presidents such as Lincoln, Grant, and Garfield.
Public Domain (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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By Amazon Customer on 06-24-14

Excellent in so many ways...

... not the least of which was that a few times I caught myself wondering "how did they get such a good recording of Douglass?" Many, many pats on the back to Mr. Allen.

I've held Douglass as a hero for many years even without knowing the fullest details of his story. Knowing them now, I'd say first that it was WELL worth the 21 hours of listening to find them out, and second that it only builds my respect for one of our country's great heroes. Any student of American history should invest themselves in this audiobook.

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By Jacqueline on 07-16-16

Loved it

This is the most extensive version of his bio. Narration is spot on. For a greater understanding of the problematic aspects of Lincoln from a sympathetic perspective - the Honorable Douglas provides some valuable narrative of his relationship and understanding of Lincoln and John Brown that we can learn a lot from.

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By Splash on 03-22-17


an incredible man with an incredible story, so beautifully written that I couldn't hope to do him justice in my own words. if you haven't yet read this, waste no more time. enjoy

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By Lord Peridot on 05-23-15

Strangely voiced reading

For some reason this book is read in an odd and irritating voice. Sounds most peculiar and I couldnt get used to it. Perhaps Douglass sounded like this. Who knows? Shame as I dont doubt its an important and most revealing view of his times.

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