Twelve Years a Slave

  • by Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup: born a free black man in New York State, and sold into slavery after being tricked in 1841.
Unable to convince anyone he is not a slave, Solomon spent 12 years in bondage, before finally being set free.
Northup’s memoir, recounting details of the slave markets and the harsh life on plantations, was used in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States.


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Customer Reviews

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Had looked forward to reading this novel and I was disappointed. Took me a long time to finish.
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- J. Hirst

So much better than I thought!!!

If you could sum up Twelve Years a Slave in three words, what would they be?

Anger - Sadness - Freedom

What did you like best about this story?

The book is done in a way that makes you understand, more than ever, the time in history that all this took place. Slavery is no more, thank GOD, its more about his strength, his resolution to get free, there are good people and bad people all over this world. Thank you for telling your story.

What about Tommie Earl Jenkins’s performance did you like?

The narrator was perfect!!! such

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

Most of it, it held my interest for sure.

Any additional comments?

A must read.

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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks