I enjoyed this book. I don't know how historically correct it is but it is absolutely heartbreaking and entertaining at the same time. Definitely makes you think. Kept my interest the whole way through.
this is a worthwhile read that should be a part of any serious book collection. Very convincing arguement towards Christianity - very well read and presented. I was moved!
While social engineers are working tirelessly to remove classics like this from our schools, its stunning to go back and read this story and learn that this insult of calling someone an Uncle Tom is such a dishonest portrayal, in fact Tom should be held up for our kids as a role model for any person of any race.
First let me say the narration was excellent. The book itself is a classic and I'm sorry it took me until I was 52 to complete this book. It should be required reading in every High School and every person needs to read this book that must have rocked it's world when it was published.
Uncle Tom- no question. What a man! What faith. What endurance under unjust suffering
There is just something about his voice that is very enjoyable. He does change his voice for each character but it is subtle though you come to recognize it. He is a quality narrator and I just finished another book he narrated and it was equally as well done.
I had to stop listening for a while and several different times just because what the main characters went through and they seemed so real and you entered their suffering
Yes, this is by far one of the best novels I've ever read! Beautifully written, passionate, and moving--I would even go as far to say "life-changing".
I don't know of one
Sacrifice and Redemption
This story portrays the paradox of the evils of slavery and it's cruelty to mankind, on the one hand, while exemplifing the beauty of the gospel. Tom is the picture of what a true follower of Christ should be--obedient and faithful--what an example of a godly man! He perserves under the most adverse circumstances. This story also weaves together how the Lord always works all things together for our good--I love the way some of the characters are given their hearts desires. The theme of how the Lord is always close to the broken-hearted is also one that stuck out to me.
Yes - just a great, clean book.
No, too long. But it could be because several sub-plots are happening at the same time.
Just a great book.
I enjoy the audible version because the narrator brings out the life of each character.
I enjoyed learning a little bit of history by the way Harriett Beecher Stowe wrote the book using references in her time.
I did not have an extreme reaction as I was reading and analyzing the book for an American history class.
I feel that the audible version assisted greatly. I would love to read all my books with the assistance of audible, my only complaint was that on my laptop the program did not set up the audible in chapters. This change would make exiting and reentering the book much easier.
I always wanted to read this book, but never got to it. When I saw it on audible for free, I jumped on it. As I said, this is my first, so I don't know how it compares to others, but for me, it was great.
The historic value was what I was interested in.
I didn't have a favorite character.
For anyone who wants a history lesson inside a great story, this is one of the best books to listen to about slavery and the way that people thought back then. Great listen!
Heartless, brutal, slavery.
My favorite character is Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was a bold book to write for the time. Compare her experience to that of Salman Rushdie. Both could have suffered death for their writing. This book took slavery by the horns and dispelled the notion that slavery was somehow humane or that there were compassionate slave owners. When it comes right down to it, people were treated as property...bought...sold...torn apart...hunted and killed.
Mr. Schirner brings gravity. When a story is read to you it is difficult to skip the difficult parts. You have to listen to every brutal word. You hear the thoughts of Simon Legree and the sad part is that he was not the exception. You have to be a brutal beast to think that slavery is defensible.
If a film were made of this book, chances are it would ruin the story. A film would tart it up too much. It is a sweeping tale of the deep south certainly, but it is also a book that could be written today about some low paid workers; the "funny" thing about slavery is that people who "benefit" from it don't think it is wrong.
Revisit this book and remember that we are all in this together. If we are not all free then none of us are free.