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    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Louis Gossett Jr.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,853
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,607
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,606

    In this riveting landmark autobiography, which reads like a novel, Academy Award and Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr., masterfully transports us to 1840s New York; Washington, D.C.; and Louisiana to experience the kidnapping and 12 years of bondage of Solomon Northup, a free man of color. Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853, was an immediate bombshell in the national debate over slavery leading up to the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've waited for this a long time

    • By Book Reader on 04-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: J D Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Born into “the blessings of liberty in a free State,” Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Bayou Boeuf region of Louisiana’s Red River Valley. Twelve Years a Slave is the chronicle of his captivity at the mercy of sadistic plantation owner Edwin Epps, who tested Northup’s tenacity and self-control under the most brutal conditions. Until fate brought a Canadian abolitionist to Epps’s farm, Northup thought he would never draw another free breath.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Stephen L. Vernon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Twelve Years a Slave is an account of actual events that took place in the life of Solomon Northup, during the pre-Civil War era of the 1840s. It follows the trials and tribulations of an educated African American man that was born into freedom and later kidnapped, taken away from his family, and forced into slavery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great book!!!

    • By Andrew Robbin on 09-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    Hugh Quarshie reads the extraordinary autobiography of Solomon Northup. His harrowing true story, first published in 1853, was a key factor in the national debate over slavery prior to the American Civil War, significantly changing public opinion on the topic of abolition. It tells the horrifying tale of Solomon Northup, an educated, free black man living with his wife and children in New York State, whose life takes an appalling turn when he is kidnapped, drugged and sold into slavery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What an Experience

    • By Joel on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $16.52

    • 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 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    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: $17.49

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • Narrative of Solomon Northup
    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Glenn Langohr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
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      2 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Northup's only written work is his autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup. A Citizen of New York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana (1853), Northup's slave narrative, the tale of a free African American man who is kidnapped, sold into slavery, and lives as a slave for 12 years, was not only a best seller for its genre and time; it was revolutionary.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Do not purchase this version: HORRID NARRATION!

    • By Wayne on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Tommie Earl Jenkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of Solomon Northup: born a free black man in New York State, and sold into slavery after being tricked in 1841. Unable to convince anyone he is not a slave, Solomon spent 12 years in bondage, before finally being set free. Northup’s memoir, recounting details of the slave markets and the harsh life on plantations, was used in the struggle to abolish slavery in the United States.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • fair

    • By J. Hirst on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Twelve Years a Slave (Originally published in 1853 with the sub-title: "Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana") is the written work of Solomon Northup; a man who was born free, but was bound into slavery later in life. Northup's account describes the daily life of slaves in Bayou Beof, their diet, the relationship between the master and slave, the means that slave catchers used to recapture them and the ugly realities that slaves suffered.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, not engrossing

    • By Gayle on 03-27-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • Includes Interviews of Former Slaves and Illustrations
    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: William Butler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Twelve Years a Slave tells the amazing story of a free Black man who in 1841 is taken away from his family and sold into slavery in the deep south of the United States. Solomon Northop takes us with him on his most unfortunate Journey through the days of slavery. A journey no human being should ever endure. We feel his pain as he wakes up with his arms and legs bound in the chains of slavery. Will he ever get to see his wife or hold his children in his arms again?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Should have picked another narrator

    • By V. V. Wright on 02-28-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. This extraordinary text is the basis for the major motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very important narrative undermined by the narrato

    • By Seneca on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Twelve Years a Slave

    • Die wahre Geschichte
    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Solomon Northup lebte über dreißig Jahre als freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer in Louisiana verkauft wurde. Dort erlitt er zwölf Jahre grausamster Gefangenschaft, ehe er seine Freiheit zurückgewann und zu seiner Familie heimkehren konnte. Northups Memoiren von 1853 sind ein wertvolles historisches Dokument über ein dunkles Kapitel amerikanischer Geschichte und das berührende Zeugnis eines mutigen und unnachgiebigen Mannes.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • 12 anni schiavo

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Lorenzo Loreti
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    La straordinaria storia vera di Solomon Northup. Solomon Northup, un uomo nato libero, fu rapito a Washington nel 1841, e fatto schiavo per dodici, interminabili anni. In queste memorie, pubblicate per la prima volta nel 1853, troviamo tutta la sua storia: mentre si trovava a Washington con due sconosciuti che gli avevano proposto un ingaggio come violinista, venne assalito nel cuore della notte, drogato, legato e trascinato al mercato degli schiavi.

    Regular price: $15.31

    • Tolv år som slave

    • By: Solomon Northup
    • Narrated by: Jesper Borup
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Solomon Northup levede som fri mand med sin familie i New York, da han i 1841 blev kidnappet som slave under en rejse til sydstaten Washington D.C., hvor slaveri endnu var tilladt før den Amerikanske Borgerkrig. Med pisk fik han banket sin nye identitet ind i kroppen, inden han blev solgt til en plantageejer i Louisiana. Gennem tolv år oplevede han slaveriet indefra med al dets brutalitet, daglige fornedrelse og konstante frygt. Men aldrig vandt fremmedgørelsen over ham.

    Regular price: $11.97