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    • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • By: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Uncle Tom's Cabin is centered on the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters - both fellow slaves and slave owners - revolve. This emotional novel portrays the reality of slavery while also stressing that Christian love can defeat something as damaging as enslavement of fellow human beings. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling book in the 19th century, and second best-selling following the Bible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator's Performance is AMAZING!

    • By Rainbow_Sloth on 12-26-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Civil Disobedience

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In 1849, Henry David Thoreau argued in his essay “Civil Disobedience” that people should not allow governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that people have the right to avoid such submission to permit the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was partly motivated by his abhorrence with slavery and the Mexican-American War. His work has inspired great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Buber.

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Twelve Years a Slave is the autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, an African American who was born free in New York in the early 1800s. In 1841, Solomon Northup was captured and forced into slavery for a period of twelve years. Northup's account is detailed in its account of life on a cotton and sugar plantation and the daily routine of slave life during the first part of the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very great!

    • By Chris H. on 08-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cane

    • By: Jean Toomer
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    First published in 1923, Jean Toomer's Cane is an innovative literary work powerfully evoking black life in the South. Rich in imagery, Toomer's impressionistic, sometimes surrealistic sketches of Southern rural and urban life are permeated by visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and fire; the northern world is pictured as a harsher reality of asphalt streets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-Executed Classic

    • By A. Yerkes on 02-28-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Beautiful and Damned

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    In this second classic novel, published in 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald tells us the story of Anthony Patch, a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune; his relationship with his wife, Gloria; his service in the Army; and his alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age began its ascent.

    Regular price: $24.95