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Uncle Tom's Cabin (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Buck Schirner
Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
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When a Kentucky farmer is forced to sell two slaves to a plantation owner, it becomes a turning point in the lives of both slaves. For Eliza, it's one of escape - a harrowing flight north with her young son. For Uncle Tom, sent down the Mississippi River, it's a more certain fate, as he struggles to survive against the brutal exploitation of his traders.

As the single most popular novel of its era, Stowe's volatile work of protest fiction fueled the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. The book personalized the plight of slavery in a way that political speeches and newspapers could not. Stowe's humanistic approach ignited a national argument, one credited by historians as a key contributor to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Revised edition: Previously published as Uncle Tom's Cabin, this edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Best Reading of a Story I’ve ever heard!

The story is, of course, a famous classic - and for very good reason! HBS has written a masterpiece. But her genius is nearly matched by Buck Shriner’s reading of the novel. Man, he’s got the best voice(s) I’ve ever heard. That alone makes it worth listening to! You’ll enjoy both the story and the performance of this work.

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Excellent reading!

This is one of the best readings I've come across for an audiobook. There are so many characters, but the reader did a phenomenal job reading it. It’s a tough topic but still almost as pertinent today as it was back then.

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Tragically insightful

The lives that were lost, the hate and ignorant thoughts are so tragic it seems fiction. Very insightful book into our dark history. It’s one of those books that makes you see the world differently.

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EVERYBODY

This book gave me new respect for Uncle Tom. Now I don't care about anybody calling me or anyone else Uncle Tom. I now will just reply. Thank you.

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Best for researchers of anti-slavery

Is it racist? Yes. Sexist? Yes. Does it use the word decidedly way too much? Yes. Will you see the N word enough to make you scream? Yes.

But Uncle Tom’s Cabin actually helped bring down slavery. That counts trillions of times more than my hurt feelings more than a century later.

Nevertheless, reading through is a chore and a slog. "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" is a better use of your time.

There were 3.9 million slaves in the USA in 1860, and freeing one of them is a million times more important than my feelings, so 3.9 trillion is the number I should have used earlier.

The character George makes an excellent anti-slavery argument. He also makes a “Not my country!” speech.

Stowe uses snark quite often, calling characters “worthies” whom she despises, or describing a spit of chewing tobacco as an honor. It’s mildly funny.

Although it is fiction, serious arguments against slavery are found throughout. The author ranked antislavery highly, maybe higher than plot.

The author takes Christianity seriously, and argues that Christianity, if properly understood, is against slavery. Stowe also worded many phrases so that they would remind readers of Bible verses.

The plight of enslaved females was much less clear in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" than in "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." I was left with the impression that Stowe thought being specific on this topic would fill her readers with too much horror.

The narrator of this audiobook took on a great many vocal styles, including lots of dialect. It was usually easy to tell who was speaking just by the voices he used. Some archaic terms were unfamiliar, though.

Happy Emancipation Day!

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Wow. Masterpiece.

Very powerful. Every Christian and political reformer who strives to spread liberty should read this. And the narrator was flawless in telling the story with incredible accents and voices.

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perfection!

should be required and discussed in small groups through schools and universities and churches. Literature superb, relationshipfostering, character, all eloquently clear. Biblical teachings so clear and beautiful!

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Incredible

Absolutely fantastic. I'm a little embarrassed I've never read this before, but I can see why this contributed to starting the civil war. I hope I could be as great as Tom when it comes to that. Beautiful character.

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great book

I heard so much about this book. it was better than I expected. I learned so much and the book left me wanting more.

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Great book

This book had a powerful ending. I would have liked more about Simon LaGree's fate, but the book certainly is a classic that helped shape our nation. It also holds important lessons for today's society.

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  • alison young
  • 10-25-17

One of best ever

A finely crafted book combining history and storytelling. One of the best books I’ve ever read. Waited far too long to do so. Narrator amazing Alison Currie.

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  • 02-21-19

Key historical document

A very interesting book, showing a view of slavery but beware “racial”stereotypes permeate a book with a big heart.