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Frederick Douglass was a prominent African American who lived in 19th-century America and fought for the abolition of the slave trade through his work as an orator, statesman, and writer. He constantly challenged the prevailing attitudes of the times regarding race and color, making him both a controversial as well as a heroic figure in American history. He is remembered as one of the first African Americans to take a prominent role in public life, promoting equality and human rights for all, through his position in high public office. His legacy continues today in the ongoing fight for racial equality, both in the United States and beyond. His life was one of controversy as he strove to achieve the equalities which are now largely taken for granted. He received threats to his life, as well as making many enemies amongst those who believed that slavery should remain an active force throughout the US. Throughout his life he fought for what he believed to be right, often at great personal costs. But it was his unique insight into slavery, he himself having been raised a slave, which gave credence to his arguments in favor of its abolition. Never before had an African American found such a prominent platform in the public eye, and he used it not for personal gain, but in order that he might help his fellow men and women to win the freedom he himself eventually enjoyed.

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Read a complete book on this very interesting man

What disappointed you about Frederick Douglass: A Biography?

It is not a book.

What was most disappointing about Blake Davis’s story?

It is far from complete.

What does Jimmy Kieffer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is a good narrator but is not reading a book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It could give someone a desire to learn more.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

33 of 37 people found this review helpful

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a great biography

a very good biography that tell us very well the information we need to know actually it was lovely I learned a lot

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Breaking the ⛓️ of slavery

A look at how far we've come and how far we still have to go. Unfortunately, there are still some ignorant people living in the south. At times it feels like a handful of us can't really make a difference, but stories like this teach us otherwise.

When one man can accomplish such a remarkable achievement, it's empowers future generations to push for positive change.
The narrator did an excellent job conveying this inspirational story.
I was given this review copy and have voluntarily submitted this review.

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  • Tatiana
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Very Worthwhile

At 30 minutes long, this is obviously not a full biography, but it is very worthwhile nonetheless. Frederick Douglass was a great abolitionist and statesman who was born a slave and escaped to freedom when he was 20. He was a brilliant and determined individual who secretly taught himself to read as a slave, and then later became one of the greatest writers and orators of the time. He distinguishes himself in history not only by his contributions to the emancipation movement, but as the only African American to attend the first ever women's liberation conference, held at Seneca Falls, New York.

The production quality of this audiobook is very good, and the narration is excellent. If you would like to know more about Mr. Frederick Douglass, this is very much worth checking out on the way to a more in depth biography.

I received this audiobook for free at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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.Frederick Douglass - an American hero

Frederick Douglass - cliff notes. Short introduction to who Fredrick Douglass was and how he worked to abolish slavery. Born a slave, taught himself how to read, did great things in his life. Very interesting, well written and the narrator did a good job. I would recommend this book if you just want an overview to his life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Frederick Douglas

This is a very short biography of a man that deserves more time.Hopefully this will lead you to a more fleshed out account of his life. Jimmy Kieffer did a fine job narrating.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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More of a primer than a true biography . . .

Due to the fact that this was a short audible book (30-mins) and in print only about 26-pages, this biography can only begin to scratch the surface of Frederick Douglass' impact on American history. I would recommend this book for a 6th-8th grade listener, or someone looking for the equivalent of a google search level of information. The narrator does a good job with a nice, clear voice which makes for an easy listen. A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. If you found this review helpful, please take a moment to click yes below.

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Frederick Douglass

This is a short, concise look at the life of Frederick Douglass. A great high level look that is well written and nicely performed.

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The Douglass Biography for Speech Writers

This is the book the White House speech writer should have read before Black History month. Very short and high level, it doesn't provide a great deal of detail, but it introduces the life and times of a man who was a prominent leader in the American emancipation movement.
Concise, well written and insightful, it's well worth a look for anyone hoping to understand the U.S., both in the 19th century and at the present time.

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Fredrick Douglass: A Biography

There isn't much to say about this. The book was a really good, if not short, review of the life of a great man. It summarized the life of Fredrick Douglass very succinctly. It inspired me to read up more on Mr. Douglass as well as other heroes of that era. This was a nice break from my normal glut of murder and mayhem.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.