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!
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
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 .
I am very sorry to say, but I gave up after half of a first chapter. The story seems to be great, as all important though horrifying stories are, but for me it is just "un-listenable".
The performance is unacceptable. Ms. Sarah reads way too fast, she "swallows" ends of the words, combines words together and her attempts to change voices and imitate accents makes listening even more confusing. I just have general impression of what happened in the fragment I've listened to, majority of it was just lost on me.
Unfortunately, in my opinion, this interpretation of Uncle Tom's Cabin is not worth even this little money it costs. It's very disappointing.
I am not certain if I read this book when I was younger but I think if I did I didn't realize the depth if it's meaning of suffering and true live ... I am s glad I listened to this book and will recommend it to everyone I know to re-read as I believe with age it is more appreciated
Yes I'd recommend it to anyone. It touches every emotion one could ever have. Beautifully written and well narrated. It's adventurous, sad, happy, funny at times...just not enough words to explain!
So many, but I guess Uncle Tom would be it.
I had to get used to her voice, thinking it would be narrated by a man. Once I got past that, I really enjoyed her voice and story telling ability.
The chapter when Tom is recovering from being brutally beaten and pretty much sees Jesus.
I read comment about political correctness for this day in age...you've got to be an idiot if you allow that to keep you from this book! Probably the most ignorant review I've ever read.
"Love" is not the word. It's a tough story to read, very emotional. I would say that I am glad I finally read it. And leave it at that.
Uncle Tom's unwavering faith in God and the ripple effects his life has on others is by far, the BEST part of this story.
Pleasant (at times). Irritating (at times--she could go from a soft to harsh sound in the middle of a sentence. This took some getting used to). Unemotional (at times--I was disappointed that she didn't read as sincerely as I was expecting). But after listening to Linda Stephens read Gone With The Wind, everyone is going to pale in comparison.
No, that would have been impossible. Needed breaks from the sadness.
"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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