Sufferings in Africa
- Narrated by: Brian Emerson
- Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-12-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sufferings in Africa is a classic travel-adventure narrative and a fascinating testament of white Americans enslaved abroad, during a time when slavery flourished throughout the United States.
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By Leslie Grey McCawley on 05-09-07
19th century shipwreck saga
This is a harrowing and amazing account by a New England ship captain of his crew's shipwreck off northern Africa in the early 1800s. His writing is vivid and comprehensive, describing their treatment, and the lifestyle of their captors, and how his own wits and faith saved most of his crew. It is quite grueling, but worthwhile and it all ends well, thankfully. I kept wondering how many Americans had died overseas in similar circumstances, those who had not been able to talk their way to freedom? The narration is good, as well.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Anne on 05-02-08
May be a great book, BUT...
I tried two or three times to listen to this book, partly because I saw the story on TV and it was utterly captivating. However, the narrator has such a strange oral delivery that I found it impossible to concentrate sufficiently and get into the story. He has a nice sonorous voice, but he doesn't seem to put the proper tones and intonations at the right places in the sentence. It is hard to explain, but you might want to listen to the preview first before buying.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful