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  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

  • By: Harriet Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical account of the author's experiences as a slave in 19th-century North Carolina, from her relatively happy childhood to the brutality she experienced as a teenager and young woman to her eventual escape to the North.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WELL WORTH YOUR CREDIT!

  • By ben on 11-09-11

A must read for all Americans

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-16

A beautifully and elegantly written novel--a story of courage and redemption. This should be required reading

  • The Star Side of Bird Hill

  • By: Naomi Jackson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Two sisters, ages 10 and 16, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados, after their mother can no longer care for them. The young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, live, for the summer of 1989, with their grandmother, Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah. Dionne spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother's limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My absolute favorite book of all time

  • By Eme on 07-16-15

Entertaining and very well written

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-21-15

I love the imagery and stories woven throughout this book. Very well written as it takes you inside the story.