Bound for Canaan
- The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America
- Narrated by: Fergus M. Bordewich
- Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-02-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Bound for Canaan tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.
"The...stories...inspire, horrify, and humble." (Washington Post)
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By MAG on 04-28-16
Should have used a professional reader
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Generally I like to hear the author read, but Mr. Bordewich has a habit of starting a sentence loudly and trailing off to a half-whisper at the end. It makes it difficult to find a comfortable volume, and very annoying to listen to. Despite an otherwise engaging narrative, I couldn't make it past the first chapter. Maybe I'll try the Kindle version.
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