Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." A thrilling and important piece of American literature!
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One of the most interesting and real to life stories, I have read.
Uncle Tom . He was a good example of a true Christian.
I liked Amilia , Eva and her father
Yes when mothers were being sold separately, and the way Uncle Tom dies.
This story really opened my eyes to a lot of the true factual things that went on doing slavery. I can see why it has taken the blacks so long to forgive. They should not be reminded by such stories as this. I believe there were enough saved ones that prayed for deliverance and that is why God raised up Abraham Lincoln ,in answer to there prayers. After listening to this book, I am sure of it. I am really saddened at the way they were treated like animals. All for money and prosperity. I am also moved at the honesty and goodness of some of those slave owners. At the way their slaves were part of the family and loved, and were treated as precious and valuable souls.
Great, Quintessential, Vulger
There was a tale of a young mother and as a slave had her toddler removed from her while she was occupied With some task. Upon discovering the child was missing and having her slave master tell her how he had sold the child she displayed a despairing shock, then wept bitterly. Later that night she wept quietly. Then she quietly jumped from the river boat and was drowned. (Of course I don' t do the story justice.)
Admirable attempt of conveying feelings from a wide range of characters.
I know I cried or was greatly saddened several times. Yes, we can expect to be horrified, and indignant, this I expected. But the conveyance of a mother's love and heart ache was truly moving. Shouldn't we rethink life in the face of such horrors? What keeps this racial horror from continuing ? Why are some people not affected by racial differences?
This should be required reading. Is it shameful to be a slave? Is it shameful to be a slave owner? Are the chattel of racial slavery human? America the great and the world lives in enmity with regards to racial, religious , ethnic , class, etc... Differences for the most part. From hailie selassie's speech on race evolution is happening .
Married father of two, interested in history, economics, politics, and classic literature.
narrator gets a little too quiet at times, so it is neat to listen where it is quiet or with headphones
I cringed, laughed, rooted for and cried throughout the book. I'm forever changed. Book was difficult to listen to most times but I'm glad I persevered.
This book should be compulsory reading in all schools. The subject of slavery in America is glossed over all too quickly in our schools and leaves the descendants of slaves with the psychological stigma of coming from a people that were seen and treated as lesser beings, and it leaves the descendants of slave owners and those that lived under and made their way in this country on a system built on the blood and backs of an enslaved people with a knowledge that those decedents of slaves were considered less than themselves and that germ of thought is always in their psyche when they deal with black Americans. This book shows the humanity and dignity of the enslaved African and teaches their descendants that they come from a noble and resilient people, and for them to hold their heads up high and be not ashamed because they come from survivors and warriors who could not be broken or held down for long.
I absolutely love this classic work! It is inspiring, well written and true to its time.
I was highly disappointed with the reader and her ability to separate voices. At times I was confused with who was speaking.
I am not surprised that this was a forerunner to the first step of equality. I loved the genuine heart of the author for God and what his heart is for all men, not only to be physically free but most of all spiritually. A very inspiring book for all future generations.
"Just the best book ever written ..."
The story is one of the best, really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone
"Brilliant story, poor narration"
I'd read another book by the author, but will definitely avoid this narrator in future.
There were many, some memorable because of the terrible tragedy of them,others for the heroism of the characters. Many of these scenes were based on true events.
Although the narrator has a good voice and used an appropriate accent, the performance was jerky, the expression often didn't match the meaning, and many words were mispronounced.I got the impression that the narrator had not practised before she made the recording.
It brought home to me the horrors of slavery, and it also helped me understand some of the complicated reasons why this abuse of human beings persisted and was so difficult to end.It inspires me to think about what abuses still continue today, to which I may be turning a blind eye and which I may feel more comfortable to leave unchallenged, in the way that many basically good people allowed slavery to continue unchallenged.
The author must have been courageous to write this famous book, and I understand it had a profound effect on the history of the United States.The narration unfortunately does not do it justice.
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