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Harriet Tubman was born a slave. She and her brothers, Ben and Henry, escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849. When her brothers later decided to return to slavery, she followed, but not for long for she soon escaped again. 

Once free, she brought refugees from slavery in Maryland to freedom in Canada. In the fall of 1851, Tubman returned for the first time since her escape to find her husband, John. She once declared, "I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to - liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive; I should fight for my liberty as song as my strength lasted, and when the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me." 

She and uncounted others crossed the Suspension Bridge in Buffalo into Canada to set themselves free. Names and details about most freedom seekers remain unknown. Their safety lay in secrecy. Tubman personally let about 70 people to freedom.

Public Domain (P)2018 Jim Hodges

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  • erica mary
  • 17-06-20

Shame on the Narration

My favorite book to read. It would be my favorite to listen to but listening to an old white man audition as Aunt Jemima is literally painful, not to mention insulting. I swear Harriet is rolling in her grave, how distasteful!!! Call Angela Basset next time, pleaaase.

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  • Mumu
  • 13-11-20

CLOWNISH DISGUSTING AND BELITTLING

This is the Worst narration I have ever heard on Audible. Every time the narrator uses inflection in his voice he overreacts and comes off very condescending. This is a really important story in American history which deserves a more respectful representation. The black person voice interpretations are clownish,  disgusting, and belittling. Casually Using terms like African Savage, and poor creatures to describe black people speaks to the callus indifference of this entire work. I am thoroughly disappointed, this feels more like a black Forest Gump folk lore than a practical account of an American hero.

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  • Marina Pelayo
  • 27-07-20

Great book!!! but bad choice for narrator

I read some reviews about it being read by a white man and I though "ah, it won't be too bad" well i was wrong. It was weird to hear a white dude trying to talk slang of that time. I loved the story and the accounts of Harriet Tubman but why have a white guy read it.

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  • Tanya Walker
  • 27-12-20

what a horrible narration

I didn't even finish listening to this audiobook. As a African American, I felt it demeaning and clownish. what a awful performance. DO BETTER!!

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  • Shanna Detrick
  • 30-10-20

100 Dollar bill for 100% true woman of blind faith

I loved this book! cannot get enough stories of the truth of American history, not the indoctrined lies spewed in schools...

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  • Danielle Roberts
  • 15-06-21

It's a short read with a big punch

I love everything about the book. it was definitely a short read but it packed a lot of information. leaving you definitely wanting and needing more knowledge.

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  • Kimmi
  • 02-06-21

Inappropriate racist language

The language and stereotypic portrayals of African American people was Traumatic to hear. I don’t think this should be given away.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-21

Inspiring!

Fabulous book about a fabulous woman! Very inspiring! If you're feeling sorry for yourself or times feel hard, read this short book. it'll put things in perspective in a hurry!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-21

Voice inflections for girl voices were unpleasant

Great story but not much detail in the how aspect of rescuing more than 300 people.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-21

Hard to Listen

The story was good but I was so disappointed to hear an old white man reading it. I was somewhat offended by his attempt to read the part in her dialect it almost sounds as if he was mocking her. It was so painful to listen to him, I highly recommend this be redone and read by a woman of color.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-20

Hands down worst product ever

I found the narration for this story so unbearable that I put it down after half an hour. It almost sounds like its trying to be racist when impersonating the speech between characters. Dreadful