A wonderful story as well as an essential part of our cultural and political heritage. Think you know what an "Uncle Tom" is? Think again. An excellently and intentionally crafted novel that changed the world for the better.
The story is hte story is the story. Not sure why, but there are several versions of Ms Stowe's work; this one has trhe most awful reader I've heard reading anything... EVER!! The one with Buck S is a bit better. This is a period piece and need a reader who can authentically capture the language and tenor of the day.
If you are reading this review, you obviously know the story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." I love the story. I find it interesting, heartbreaking and full of adventure. Unfortunately, I had to stop listening and switch to my freee Kindle copy. The narrator on this particular version is terrible. He uses acents that sound as if they are at times Irish and at times German for the same person in the same speech. THe accents he uses for the black women often sound Irish again. I'm guessing there were not a lot of black Irish immigrants at the time. When he narrates a woman's speech it is hard to hear his soft voice so volume control is an issue.
In short, a good story was almost ruined by very poor narration.
If you're debating on which version to get, this is THE one! Mirron Willis is, by far, the best narrator I've EVER heard.
'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is a story about the appropriation of human labor. The means have changed, and to some extent the locale, but we are still doing this to one another. Chapter 19, St. Clare's and Miss Ophelia's conversation contrasting slavery in the US and industrial servitude in Britain, raises issues as relevant today as they were 150 years ago.
Mirron Willis' reading is wonderful. He brings the characters to life. Stowe's story telling is vivid and the theater Willis creates is exciting.