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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Life Among the Lowly | [Harriet Beecher Stowe]

Uncle Tom's Cabin: Life Among the Lowly

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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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

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    MaryNeal NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, United States 06-09-13
    MaryNeal NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "An eye opener"
    Where does Uncle Tom's Cabin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the most interesting and real to life stories, I have read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Uncle Tom . He was a good example of a true Christian.


    Which character – as performed by Mary Sarah – was your favorite?

    I liked Amilia , Eva and her father














    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes when mothers were being sold separately, and the way Uncle Tom dies.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Mark BEAR, DE, United States 05-08-13
    Mark BEAR, DE, United States 05-08-13
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    "Human, American, Colored/Negro Tragedy"
    If you could sum up Uncle Tom's Cabin in three words, what would they be?

    Great, Quintessential, Vulger


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    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.)


    What about Mary Sarah’s performance did you like?

    Admirable attempt of conveying feelings from a wide range of characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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?


    Any additional comments?

    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 .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Hart Ivins, UT USA 08-07-14
    Belinda Hart Ivins, UT USA 08-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolute Best Book Ever!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    So many, but I guess Uncle Tom would be it.


    What about Mary Sarah’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The chapter when Tom is recovering from being brutally beaten and pretty much sees Jesus.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Karen USA 06-22-14
    Karen USA 06-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator's Voice On Sample Was Somehow Misleading"
    What did you love best about Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    "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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    What three words best describe Mary Sarah’s voice?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, that would have been impossible. Needed breaks from the sadness.


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    Cx care Pittsburgh, PA, United States 06-24-13
    Cx care Pittsburgh, PA, United States 06-24-13

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    this book is just not for me. I will return it and try a different one. Audible is always good it returns. love audible

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    "Brilliant story, poor narration"
    Would you try another book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe or narrated by Mary Sarah?

    I'd read another book by the author, but will definitely avoid this narrator in future.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Uncle Tom's Cabin?

    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.


    How could the performance have been better?

    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.


    Did Uncle Tom's Cabin inspire you to do anything?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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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