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The Tubman Command

A Novel
Narrated by: Heidi Franklin
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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From the bestselling author of The Hamilton Affair, a novel based on a thrilling chapter of Civil War history and African American history, how Harriet Tubman lead a Union raid to free 750 slaves.

It’s May 1863. Outgeneraled and outgunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter, hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines. 

In Beaufort, South Carolina, one very special woman, code named Moses, is hatching a spectacular plan. Hunted by Confederates, revered by slaves, Harriet Tubman plots an expedition behind enemy lines to liberate hundreds of bondsmen and recruit them as soldiers. A bounty on her head, she has given up husband and home for the noblest cause: a nation of, by, and for the people. 

The Tubman Command tells the story of Tubman at the height of her powers, when she devises the largest plantation raid of the Civil War. General David Hunter places her in charge of a team of black scouts even though skeptical of what one woman can accomplish. For her gamble to succeed, “Moses” must outwit alligators, overseers, slave catchers, sharpshooters, and even hostile Union soldiers to lead gunships up the Combahee River. Men stand in her way at every turn - though one reminds her that love shouldn’t have to be the price of freedom.

©2019 by Elizabeth Cobbs. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Can't stop listening!

I am thoroughly enjoying this book and cannot stop listening. Harriet Tubman is my heroine, as she is many others. To have an inside view into her life is wonderful. I did not know much about this time in her life, so I am enjoying learning about every minute. Heidi Franklin (the narrator) does a great job with the different characters and her voice is wonderful. I have read some of the reviews -not liking the romance-although, yes, unnecessary, Elizabeth Cobbs handles it well and it does not dominate the story. Harriet is strong and keeps her focus. For anyone who loves Harriet Tubman and learning more about her life this is a must read/must listen!

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The "honey Tubman...huh?

Romance novelized story came as a confusing surprise. Reader, really a wonderful actress, however, was terrific.

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