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Jason

Bellingham, WA, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated By Buck Schirner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (396)

    Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eluding the hired slave catchers. Aided by the underground railroad, Quakers, and others opposed to the Fugitive Slave Act, Eliza, her son, and her husband George run toward Canada. As the Harrises flee to freedom, another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale. Too loyal to abuse his master's trust, too Christian to rebel, Tom wrenches himself from his family.

    Michael says: "excellent narrator"
    "Outstanding Presentation"
    Overall

    I found that Buck Schirner's overall narration, but especially his lively and adept handling of the not easily read slave tongue, added a fourth dimension to a story I hadn't enjoyed since reading it during my grade school years. As for this classic story, I'll leave that to the thousands who have previously ruminated on it.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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