Harriet Tubman

  • by Ann Petry
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough. Risking life and limb, she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad to help other slaves flee to safety. A symbol of strength and hope, this legendary "Moses" led over 300 of her people to freedom and a new life. Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity.

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Fascinating story of a remarkable woman

I'm so glad I happened to be in the front seat of a taxi from Harlem to Central Park as it was the statue of Harriet Tubman that made her known to me. And now she's appearing on American bank notes, apparently. A truly courageous and selfless woman in a shameful period in human history.
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- Twinklyjan

Compelling and inspiring story

This is such an inspiring story and very well told. I was impressed with the way the great figure of Harriet Tubman was personalised and made more humane. Despite her own heartaches, always been there for others. Her tenacity and courage in the face of such overwhelming negative odds, she always manage to stay on course.
This book is written in an easy to read style, allowing the reader to feel the emotions, danger and adventures along with Harriet.
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- Novlette

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-07-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books