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Of the many audio books that I have listened to, this is definitely one of the most beautifully written autobiographies.
It gives an excellent firsthand account into the daily life and unfortunate occurrences that took place during that time in American history. Northup did a great job at putting his life events together in this book.
The story is also told very well by the narrator, making this a real pleasure to listen to. Cannot praise it any higher, it will make a wonderful addition to any library…
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This is a great book, I started listening to this on a long car ride and I couldn't stop listening. The first thing I noticed was how real the author is, this autobiography is written honestly without exaggeration. Not only is this story incredibly riveting and inspiring, but it is an important piece of history. Another high point of this audiobook is that the narrator is very easy to listen to. His smooth voice reads though the book without distracting from the story. A truly excellent narrator for this excellent book.
If you are considering giving this book a listen, I would highly recommend it.
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It is a great book which was insightful, educational and a wonderful read albeit sad bearing in mind the circumstances being described. Highly recommended.
Having never watched the film and been told to read the book first, what abhorrent times in 1840 America that white humans could do this to black Americans. I found it difficult at times to listen to how the slaves we’re whipped for the most menial of things.
I enjoyed the narrative and how it told the story from the persons account.
I would recommend book and film.