Twelve Years a Slave

  • by Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by William Butler
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Listen to the book that will soon become an Oscar Nominated movie this Fall. In addition to the original book by Solomon Northop, included in this book are interviews with former slaves. They tell us in their own words what their daily lives were like as they worked in the fields and kitchens of the southern slave holders. Rarely seen images of slavery are also included.You will come away with a very comprehensive outlook on slavery in North America.
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?
Included in this book are interviews with former slaves. They tell us in thier own words what thier daily lives were like as they worked in the fields and kitchens of the southern slave holders. Rarely seen images of slavery are also included.

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Part of chapter 22 missing

Overall this was a really interesting story - although a realistic and at times quite depressing narrative. However it was marred by the fact that the recording is missing the critical part of Chapter 22 - one of the most exciting parts of the story. We intend buying a copy of the book to be able to find out what happened.
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- Denise Morrey

Don't try it!!!!

What disappointed you about Twelve Years a Slave?

The reading was awful, slow, monotonous, disjopinted, expressionless. I just couldn't listen anymorer and gave up.


What will your next listen be?

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What didn’t you like about William Butler’s performance?

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You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I heard about the film, and really wanted to listen to the book, I am very interested in the American South.


Any additional comments?

There should be a warning of some type given about this reading and story.

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- maddy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-11-2013
  • Publisher: Earl A Edwards