• Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

  • The Bedford Series in History and Culture
  • By: David W. Blight
  • Narrated by: Joshua Lawson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was a former slave and great American abolitionist, author, and orator. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is his best-selling autobiography, written in 1845.

Public Domain (P)2019 Yashiki Audio

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Decent, but skips a lot

The story is fantastic. I chose this version because I liked the narrator's voice. However, his performance is choppy. Sometimes it flows nicely, other times it feels like he is struggling to read the words correctly. Also, this version skips, specifically noticed in Chapter 10 (which is actually Chapter 7 in the book). I thought it was just my computer, but it happened different times on different devices. Very disappointing.

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It was SO hard to listen to this audio book because of the narrators voice! I should have previewed before I purchased it!

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Highly recommended

I chose this because I thought it was a short read but it gave me a lot more than I anticipated. I'm going to have all of my children read this or should I say listen to audible

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I noticed a couple of mistakes in the audiobook. The cut offs where awkward too.

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Skipping

This version skips often... The story is great and I loved every moment of it.