Uncle Tom's Cabin


Read by John Greenman

(4.6 stars; 1157 reviews)

Among the most “banned” books in the United States, Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. Stowe was a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Academy and an active abolitionist. The novel is believed to have had a profound effect on the North’s view of slavery. In fact, when he met Harriet Beecher Stowe, President Lincoln is said to have commented, “So you’re the little lady whose book started the Civil War.” First published on March 20, 1852, the story focuses on the tale of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave, the central character around whose life the other characters—both fellow slaves and slave owners—revolve. The novel depicts the harsh reality of slavery while also showing that Christian love and faith can overcome even something as evil as enslavement of fellow human beings. (summary by Wikipedia and John Greenman)

Note From the Reader: The listener is about to enter a world rich with diverse characters. In order to differentiate between the characters, the reader has given each, his/her own voice. As an adult male reader, however, the reader's representation of women and children will, necessarily be less than adequate. He asks for your indulgence.

(18 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 25:36 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 2 7:45 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 3 12:16 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 4 28:06 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 5 20:36 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 6 21:04 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 7 29:43 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 8 36:38 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 9 39:28 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 10 23:30 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 11 33:11 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 12 39:39 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 13 22:07 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 14 25:06 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 15 40:03 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 16 45:10 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 17 40:54 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 18 39:06 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 19 49:19 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 20 35:15 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 21 11:29 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 22 17:02 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 23 17:11 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 24 16:05 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 25 11:12 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 26 31:01 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 27 18:21 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 28 34:58 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 29 18:09 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 30 23:47 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 31 14:14 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 32 19:49 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 33 16:54 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 34 26:37 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 35 14:47 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 36 15:50 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 37 15:27 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 38 25:06 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 39 22:33 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 40 17:03 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 41 15:44 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 42 15:01 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 43 20:09 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 44 9:05 Read by John Greenman
Chapter 45 24:27 Read by John Greenman

Reviews

This Should Be Required Reading

(5 stars)

I love this book and I am thankful for the history it represents. Though a dark period in American and Christian history, I feel that we should never forget such atrocities, lest they be repeated. I noticed too, that the author scolded both the north and the south, something I think most Americans are unaware. the general consensus is that the north was a shining example and it clearly was not. Such impact this book had and is still a great literary work.

A moving and redeeming novel

(5 stars)

I had always been reluctant to read this story. Knowing the premise, and the historical implications, I assumed it would be an intense and heavy novel. I was wrong. I'm not sure if it was the superb narrating, or the author's voice, but I felt a warmth and pride. The protagonists were relatable, and the antagonists reprehensible. If you are on the fence, listen to this story. I will be purchasing the book to add to my library.

uncle toms cabin

(5 stars)

This is a wonderful read. I read it in my youth . As a Southern white lady brought up In rural Alabama I first began to live Author's. Then I loved writings of those. Before first grade I learned to read by myself. I later received an earned doctorate degree in reading from The University of Alabama along with my degree in Education Leadership. My love for my fellow blacks began in my earliest years be reading stories stories about their lives. Not so much of hate but what foods they enjoyed as kids, like me. As I matured I read Uncle Toms Cabin and fell in love with him. Later I would choose to teach at an Historically Black University. Love is the answer to all the racism. My daughter follows in my footsteps without me trying to get her to follow. Did Harriet Beecher Stowe start a war? I say, No, she opened the door of love for my family. By the way I am a conservative Christian.

Greatest Piece of American Literature

(5 stars)

Narrated with enthusiasm and very clear dialect, this audiobook version, is one of the best audiobooks, that I've ever come across. The story is said to have started The Civil War, so my only complaint is that it's one of the least read classics in America. The hardships of Uncle Tom, Eliza, George and the countless others who fell victim to this time period, should be known and understood by all. Read this, share this. It's beautiful written, with emotional scenes ready to tear your heart strings out. You won't regret it.

(5 stars)

Intricate Web of stories with an incredible historical relevance. The reader did the impossible, dramatically giving characters different voices to help with the flow and reducing confusion of characters. The book itself wore on one occasion or two when it started drowning within the religion of the author but I found these parts few. It was a good story though despite my forwarding through two parts that felt like overly lengthy church visits.

(4.5 stars)

Very touching and educational book regarding the sufferings of slaves and the very few masters that possibly worked to abolish slavery from the way they felt and how they actually treated their slaves and mainly Uncle Tom's Christian influence which brought hope to some slaves and masters on various plantations. Very well read with animated tones of voices which gives a vivid mental image of the people, their lives and the various places in America and Canada

(5 stars)

Great reader! very good book, brought me to tears more than once. the writer did a great job of painting a picture of what it was like back then. It showed that there were good and bad Black and white. it really makes you think that if you know something is wrong and set back and do nothing then you are just as bad as those doing the wrong. I hope I will have the same conviction and faith that Tom did, a true hero!

Eye-opening and engaging

(5 stars)

A vivid, warm yet brutal account of the lives of slaves and free in 19th century United States. A novel of immense importance, as it contributed to increasing awareness and to giving way to the abolition of slavery in 1863 and 1865. This is a must read for anyone, especially for those with any interest in history and human rights. Very well read, with a great voice.