Uncle Tom's Cabin


Read by John Greenman

(4.6 stars; 1278 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

Awesome

(5 stars)

Okay. So it took a long time for me to want to listen to this book. So far, so good. I've been able to listen st work and the day has flown by. But whoever is reading is awesome! I love the voiced. it brings the story to life. Also, this book has angered me. What I mean is, slavery is awful! I was so angry how families are torn apart and Tom's good natured attitude about it. The author touches on all types of characters, from the good hearted to the most evil. Awesome, intriguing book. I see why it was banned in the south. It definitely stirs up some emotions.

Excellent on many levels

(4.5 stars)

I decided it was past time to listen to some of the classic books,this was one on my 'must' list. First the readerof this book was wonderful, he did such a professional job. The book itself was written differently than I am accustomed to in todays writing style, but that asside the message contained was amazing, the story brought tears to my eyes, and made my heart sad, the story of these people, slavery, and this period of our history is so important to remember. I cannot understand the banning of this book, this history that our children, grand children, etc should all know.

Sooo moved!!!!

(4.5 stars)

I'm so over whelm with emotion afterwards. I assume this will be just another slavery book for black american to be reminded of their existence in America. Through all the hardship, torture, hatred, and racism that the slaves endure that Almighty God have soften the heart of his true believer to deliver his word to help save his people(slave). Also the Arthur did mention some value point about how America has use their christian value to justify the treatment of slavery is acceptable in God's word not realizing that they will be accountable for it in judgment day for all who took a part in it from the north and south.

A must-read

(5 stars)

In my mind this book should be a part of required reading for all high schoolers. It makes my blood boil to think of all the atrocities that were committed in our country's past against the slaves. However, it also makes my blood boil when those *past* atrocities are brought up again and again and thrown in our faces. The past is the past and here and now I truly believe ALL men have available to them all the resources they need to make something of themselves. This book gives a very vivid image of the horrors of slavery and can help those in the subsequent generations to have a clearer view of our history. May we each take it to heart and learn from our past that it is never right for us to take away the freedom of any race. That all men are created equal in the image of God and therefore must be given equal opportunities. Not more, not less, but equal. A word about this recording - John Greenman is an excellent book reader and gives much more color to this reading by his vocal changes for the characters.

The Heart of the Matter

(5 stars)

Harriet cuts right through all distractions and fluff, straight to the root problem of not only the institution of the enslavement of men's bodies, but to the root cause of the enslavement of men's souls. She not only makes the case for the emancipation of man from men, but of man from sin and the Devil. This novel is not merely an antiquated work relevant only to the time in which it was written, but is valuable now and for as long as man shall have breath, because it stands on eternal truth and speaks that truth with genuine love. It is no small wonder that this novel met with such strong resistance and slander: all of Hell knows that the truth and exhortations contained in it is a genuine threat to that dark kingdom. It stands and stares boldly into the eyes of both the un-churched and that miserable group of churchmen, (who are content to stand by while millions perish, if only they may continue in their comfortable complacency), and bids them both to come to Christ and be made alive and useful!

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.

(4 stars)

I was touched by this story. It was so very well written and well read, also. It is an emotional story in the sense that you at once feel angry and ready to burst into tears as you hear of the treatment, sufferings and then victories of the slaves. My only disappointment was the inclusion of strong language. I should like to hear a version with that eliminated so that I may perhaps share it with the higher grade levels at the school in which I teach. If not for this hindrance, I would've gladly given 5 stars.