William Wilberforce

  • by Kevin Belmonte
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dramatized in the major motion picture Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce is the remarkable account of how one man's vision, courage, and relentless pursuit of justice brought freedom to thousands and changed the course of history.
"That the greatest and most successful reformer in all history is almost unknown today is a crying shame. Kevin Belmonte puts this right with his inspiring study of an inspiring life." Dr. Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil
"An excellently researched and insightfully written biography ... I applaud its sound scholarship and commend its perceptive insights into a great life." Brian Sibley, author of C. S. Lewis: Through the Shadowlands
William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity is the definitive biography of the English statesman who overcame incredible odds to bring about the end of slavery and slave trade. Called 'the wittiest man in England' by philosopher and novelist Madame de Stael, praised by Abraham Lincoln, and renowned for his oratorical genius, Wilberforce worked tirelessly to accomplish his goal. Whether you are an avid student of history, a pupil of prominent leaders of the past, or simply someone who reads for pleasure, you will love award-winning biographer Kevin Belmonte's vivid account of the life of William Wilberforce.

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fine biography, abolition and more

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, entertaining and informative


What other book might you compare William Wilberforce to, and why?

The excellent William Hague's Pitt is equally good or better; the two books compliment each other


What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Very good narration


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-04-2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan