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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses 11 chapters that recount Douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man.

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A man we all should know.

If you could sum up Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in three words, what would they be?

Interesting,important.relevant,

What other book might you compare Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass to and why?

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

He brings out the character of Frederick Douglass.

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Any additional comments?

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

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A great first hand account...

I really liked the book. It is fascinating to hear a first hand account of a former slave. A great contemporary document.

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

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Performance wasn't great

Though I didn't like the narrator that much it was completely bearable for the story. I would recommended maybe trying another narrator with this texts.

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The abuse of slavery in detail

We must never forget the horrors of slavery, Frederick Douglass tells his story as a stark reminder so we may learn from historys abuse's.

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A Look Back in Time

I enjoyed this look back on US history, especially living in Maryland currently and relating to the areas that are mentioned in the book. Frederick Douglas (Bailey) gives us the perspective of what is was to live in Maryland as a black slave in the 1800's and how he struggled to become a free man

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress"

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Some thing should never be forgotten

This is a must listen to book. It wasn't easy to listen to, the brutal treatment of the slaves is difficult to listen to because it's impossible for me to understand how someone could treat anything like that, let alone another person.

First hand accounts of what happened are both informative and disturbing, but it is so important that we never forget.

Frederick was a remarkable person, you would have to be to have lived his life and not given up and I very much appreciate being able to hear about his life in his words.

The narrator did a great job of bringing Frederick's story to life, I enjoyed the character voices and the overall pace and tone.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

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  • TJ Fitz
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Incredibly Interesting Story

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

I had learned of Frederick Douglass back in high school, but never learned all that much. It was eye opening to hear what all he went through. It was inspiring to hear him persevere through those hardships, and to never stop standing up for what is right. I also really enjoyed some of the random facts along the way, particularly the way in which he tricked the white children into teaching him how to write.

One small thing that I noticed was that the volume of the audiobook seemed slightly modulated. that it, it would sometimes fluctuate between normal volume and quiet, which could be distracting. Other than that, I think the narrator did a good job.