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Ostensibly, Uncle Tom's Cabin is about the power of a slave's faith in God. This faith gives Uncle Tom the strength to endure and find peace even as he his separated from everything he loves, and is physically and mentally abused.
Here we find a conundrum. Is Tom to be admired for enduring these hardships, or damned for accepting his subjugation? Is he morally obligated to break free from his bondage, or to endure a morally reprehensible situation?
Uncle Tom's Cabin doesn't answer these questions, it asks them of the listener. The journeys of other slaves are included so that the listener can easily compare alternatives to Tom's value system to that of some of his fellow slaves.
Uncle Tom's Cabin is not a light-hearted, whimsical adventure tale. So if you're looking for that I wouldn't recommend it. I really doubt anyone could enjoy it at a superficial level. However, if you're looking for something that will inspire you to re-evaluate your value system, this is a rare opportunity to do so
It can be dry at times, and it jumps around from character to character a bit, kind of like a soap opera. I think this actually makes it more interesting, and I wasn't put-off by it like some listeners. The narration was solid, if somewhat lacking in dynamics. I really appreciated that the accents weren't overdone.
A must have for those who want a challenging, rewarding book. Unfortunately, not for those who are looking for a bit of fun or entertainment only.
Yes. So much insight into our evil hearts.
So much demonstration of love for God.
His ability to capture the personality of each character.
Too many to describe.
Give this one a listen. You will be glad you did!
One of the most powerful, moving, beautiful and profound books in History. This particular audiobook has a flawless performance, which moves the listener to tears.
dont want to take time to review. just happy i downloaded and listened to this classic. and am enjoying so many more now that i am listening to audible.com
I love to travel and train dogs. I can't seem to find the time to sit down and read so I listen while I'm on my way to...well...anywhere!
So many of them it's hard to chose just one! I loved the end when all of the characters relationships were revealed and imho it was because Uncle Tom was a believer in Jesus and his prayers were answered.
His voice is full of authority, clarity and emotion. He is easy to listen to and his different accents for the variety of characters are easily understood.
I was horrified/angry at the way some of the characters were treated and it made me cry. My heart raced when the beautiful young girl skipped across the ice with her baby to escape those awful hunters. I was stunned when Uncle Tom got sold to that devil of a man, what happened to Uncle Tom was sobering but I was so inspired when Jesus helped him.
I am so glad that when Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this book and it was published that there were so many people inspired to change America.
This classic well written book sure makes one realize how bad slavery was. The break up of families may have been the worst injustice to these poor people.
I had always heard people referencing this book, but I never read it. This book was so sad....Slavery has always been a sensitive topic for me, but in this book it hit close to home. Being an african american and knowing that if I was alive then I could be separated from my children....This book broke my heart, made me cry, and made me smile all at once. I am honored that I was able to enjoy this book. I will make sure when my children are of age I recommend it to them also. Two Thumbs Up for me!
because of books such as "Gone With The Wind" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" i have found myself searching for and reading other books about this period. As with "Gone With The Wind" i found myself being projected back into time.
Wow! I've heard about the book all of my life but now I know! What a great book! I grew to love Tom and his Christlike spirit. I learned a lot about slave life as well. I live in Louisiana plantation country and it was strange thinking that abuse took place at my locale.
This is an engaging story of innocence and violence. It brings an awareness of the historical sufferings of the weak and oppressed under the laws of that era. However, what struck me most was the strong message of the saving grace of Jesus throughout all of the characters' harshest trials. While there are times that the story is set aside for moments of religious reflection, the thread of it is never lost. Ms. Stowe entwines the gospel message of redemption and sacrifice with a historically significant portrayal of the horrors of domination and ungodliness. The recording was done very well, with easily identifiable voices and accents. The quality of the recording was clear without interruption.