Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity.
©1995 Ann Petry; (P)1999 Recorded Books
I'm so glad I happened to be in the front seat of a taxi from Harlem to Central Park as it was the statue of Harriet Tubman that made her known to me. And now she's appearing on American bank notes, apparently. A truly courageous and selfless woman in a shameful period in human history.
This is such an inspiring story and very well told. I was impressed with the way the great figure of Harriet Tubman was personalised and made more humane. Despite her own heartaches, always been there for others. Her tenacity and courage in the face of such overwhelming negative odds, she always manage to stay on course.
This book is written in an easy to read style, allowing the reader to feel the emotions, danger and adventures along with Harriet.
"An Incredible human being"
I have always heard about the "Underground Railroad" but never really took the time to understand it's history. This book is every good place to start. There should be a "Harriet Tubman" Day. She was as important to the freeing the slaves and the civil rights movement as Lincoln and Martin Luther King, I researched in hopes to find a movie about her. I could not find any. Harriet story would make a WONDERFUL movie. If done correctly it could walk away with all the Oscars. This is a must read book! The performance of the book was good, but as with most of the Audible books, I had tp change the speed to 1 1/2x from 1x
"History at it's best"
The story of Harriet Tubman comes alive in this historical novel. You will experience live as a slave on a Maryland plantation and before you know it you are along for the ride on the infamous Underground Railroad.
"Love love loved this audiobook!"
Yes I would recommend this book because Harriet has such an amazing story I think it should be shared with everyone!
Harriet of course was my favorite character because she's such an compassionate brave woman who defied all odds to serve her purpose.
An in depth look into Harriet's life, feelings and emotions.
Yes! After I listened to it for the first time I started it all over again! For a total of 3 listens in 2 days!
For knowledge and information Harriet Tubman ranks in the top 10%.
It helped me view things from a different perspective. Being a white man I don't really consider race at all. I have friends and neighbors who are black but learning about slavery from the perspective of Harriet Tubman helps me empathize with her. I truly gained an affinity for this truly great woman who I believe was guided by God to do what she did.
I was very interested to learn that she fell asleep without any apparent reason other than the injury she'd suffered. This must have been an incredibly dagerous experience and heightened the danger she was placed in.
""Who Was" Book was better"
I thought the book was fine. In all honesty I only got this book because I had to read it for school. I had already read the "Who was: Harriet Tuban" and preferred that better because it was more to the point and interesting. I felt this book had a lot of unneeded detail. But if you are someone who enjoys every specific details and are interested on the topic this book is for you.
"Very Good Story"
The story was very good. Although, the narrator has a great voice, the narration of this book is boring and drags along.
"Majestic and heart warming."
this was a great story and I myself have learned a lot from it. I hope that a lot of other come to find this story interesting such as I.
Thanks for allowing me to invision myself there. All I had to do was close my eyes.
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