Amos Fortune

Free Man
Narrated by: Ray Childs
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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The Newbery Award winner, based on a true story!

Captured by slave traders when only 15, At-mun never forgot his roots as a prince. Nor did he ever lose his princely dignity and the courage to hold his head high. Sold at auction in America and haunted by the memory of his young sister left behind in Africa, At-mun, now Amos, began his long march to freedom. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends.

By the time he was 60 years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true. “It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live,” he often said, and he left a legacy of freedom for himself and others that has immortalized his touching story for us all. Recommended for Grades 3 and up.

©1989 Elizabeth Yates (P)2007 AudioGO

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LOVED IT!

my daughter had this book assigned during homeschooling it was difficult pronouncing names so I downloaded the audiobook to keep her interested definitely worked finished the book in 3 days!

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An amazing story!

I had to read this for school, and just let me say it was one of the BEST BOOLS I HABE EVER READ! I love the characters and that he finds Jesus and follows him all his life. There are also some funny parts! I have to write a book report on this book. The report will be enjoyable because I liked the book. Overall, it was amazing!

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listened at 1.5 speed

some say it was "slow" the kids and I listened at 1.5 speed and it was about right.

a wonderful story, well told.