Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity.
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.
I found this narrative amazing, inspirational and extraordinary. Harriet literally gave up her life for others.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes I would recommend this book because Harriet has such an amazing story I think it should be shared with everyone!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Harriet of course was my favorite character because she's such an compassionate brave woman who defied all odds to serve her purpose.
What does Peter Francis James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
An in depth look into Harriet's life, feelings and emotions.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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!
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Where does Harriet Tubman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
For knowledge and information Harriet Tubman ranks in the top 10%.
What did you like best about this story?
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.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
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.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Looking for purpose? Harriet (through Ann Petry) will help you find it. Your purpose is for others. And this story gives motivation and a path to follow in that regard. This book is told like a story and feels like you are walking through Harriet's life with her, feeling as she does and seeing as she did. The narration is excellent as well.
What an amazing woman. I very much enjoyed this book which I listened to in preparation for a visit to the underground railroad museum and Harriet Tubman's home in Maryland.
awesome Story of Faith and Determination defying the odds and giving it all to a cause for the Greater good.
Harriet's story is jaw dropping. That someone can have the strength and care for others that she had puts us all to shame. Such a major historical figure but sadly not well known. The voice performance of the narrator is the best that I have encountered especially when he sings some of the old spiritual songs. Buy this book and you won't regret it.
This is truly one of the most inspirational stories I have ever read! Harriet Tubman was truly heaven-sent. I am motivated to be a better person because of her life. The narration was perfect. As I listened, I felt like I was traveling on the Underground Railroad with "Moses". I'm thankful for Harriet's sacrifice and am forever indebted to her. May our great ancestor live forever in our hearts!
Harriet Tubman was, without doubt, the bravest woman of the 19th century.
Why has no modern movie been made?