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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,711 Sterne; 1952 Bewertungen)

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

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Chapter 2

7:45

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Chapter 3

12:16

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Chapter 4

28:06

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Chapter 5

20:36

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Chapter 6

21:04

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Chapter 7

29:43

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Chapter 8

36:38

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Chapter 9

39:28

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Chapter 10

23:30

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Chapter 11

33:11

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Chapter 12

39:39

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Chapter 13

22:07

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Chapter 14

25:06

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Chapter 15

40:03

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Chapter 16

45:10

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Chapter 17

40:54

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Chapter 18

39:06

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Chapter 19

49:19

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Chapter 20

35:15

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Chapter 21

11:29

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Chapter 22

17:02

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Chapter 23

17:11

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Chapter 24

16:05

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Chapter 25

11:12

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Chapter 26

31:01

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Chapter 27

18:21

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Chapter 28

34:58

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Chapter 29

18:09

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Chapter 30

23:47

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Chapter 31

14:14

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Chapter 32

19:49

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Chapter 33

16:54

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Chapter 34

26:37

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Chapter 35

14:47

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Chapter 36

15:50

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Chapter 37

15:27

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Chapter 38

25:06

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Chapter 39

22:33

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Chapter 40

17:03

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Chapter 41

15:44

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Chapter 42

15:01

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Chapter 43

20:09

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Chapter 44

9:05

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Chapter 45

24:27

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Bewertungen

Amazing!!!

(5 Sterne)

This has been a book I've wanted to read for years but had trouble getting through it due to the slang and old English in it. The reader literally made the story come alive for me. I felt like I was right in the middle of the story. I'm also impressed with all the different voices and accents he did for each of the characters. That takes talent! I have been able to get this book checked off my bucket list thanks to this reader. Thanks again and I would highly recommend this audio book to anyone :)

Good story awesome narration

(4 Sterne)

I havent finished the story yet however the consept is great. The narrator is the same person who read The "The Advantures of huckleberry fin." and "The Adventures of Tom sawer." I'm not sure but I think this narrator reads a lot of 18th century books if I'm honest I prefer the two books previously mentioned but this one is not at all bad I just found d the plot less riviting and as a consequence less easy to follow especailly because there are so many different lives and perspectives within this story I will update this review after I finish the book the story reveals a lot about the thoughts feelings and view points of il informed americans who felt there were doing the right and just thing by slavery even from a biblical or christan persepctive its just shows how men have a tendancy to bend words to suit their own purposes.

Great Book

(5 Sterne)

It's a shame this book was banned, but it is understandable. The atrocities described in this book were quite vivid that it would be hard to try and imagine a person going through those experiences. However, this is our history for both blacks and whites. Stay woke, racism/slavery still exists. Racists/White Supremacist still use the bible as their justification to mistreat blacks yet still don't know their history. Blacks still being denied jobs and human rights when they helped build this nation with other minorities. But there is still good amongst all the evil swirling around. Lend a helping hand when you can, you never know what good can occur from this. Stay woke. Know your history. I've always wanted to read this book, although it wasn't required of me back in school. Finally, at work, I was able to do so. Thankful for it!!

Superb Reading of an Important Classic

(5 Sterne)

This important book gives a small glimpse of the history of America during slavery. However, rather than an clear presentation of the facts, it’s importance comes from the moral questions it raised. The narrator if this edition is fabulous - very clear with proper emotional affect. I highly recommend THIS version for its wonderful narrator.

must read

(5 Sterne)

If you have not read this classic. don't wait any longer it will run through all your emotions. tells of the good and evil and some reasoning behind why some are such. Don't take my word for it, find out for yourself.

(4,5 Sterne)

I rated this 5 stars for the reader/performer, who is truly excellent. Completely professional performance that breathed more life into this rather tedious book than I’d ever thought possible...highest standard I’ve encountered on LIbriVox so far. As for the book itself, it’s a bit of a mixed bag...I’m not even sure that the word ‘novel’ sums it up....it varies between novel, sermon and propaganda (albeit well argued and of course moral!). There are some quite effective scenes from a literary perspective but these occur mostly at the start of the novel. The hardest parts to wade through are the extended debates on Christianity and the soul, though I guess we have to appreciate the importance of these discussions to people at that time. As a modern reader, one thing this novel actually provoked me to consider was that novels written for the purpose of political or societal change are generally poor novels, however just their cause. The recent novel ‘When everything sounds like the movies’ springs to mind...great ‘cause’, very poor novel. There are of course great novels that provoke us to consider social issues (Of Mice and Men, etc), but they do so more effectively because of their primary focus on the quality of the story. Once more, though, I want to praise the reader of this text...incredible stuff.

excellent

(5 Sterne)

an excellent work in its time. if this message had had the time and patience, been given with the earnetsness and love of fellow man that we see in Tom, Evangeline, and Stowe... then the Civil war need not have happened in order to end slavery. oh how sad that righteous words and sentiments might be used as fuel for those that would kill and oppress thier brothers. not only the south oppressing and killing slaves, but the north oppressing and killing the south. love works slower than violence, but better and shurer. If love had been given the time to end slavery, these arguments instead of law and guns... there might have been no room for riots and race bitterness which still show thier heads even today. It would have worked a more perfect solution and healing in the world than the bandage of dominance.

Phenomenal

(5 Sterne)

I am slightly disappointed that I've been on this Earth for 30 years and have just now read Uncle Tom's Cabin. My dad had told me about it when I was younger and it had always been on my ever growing list of books to read. Within minutes of listening I was sucked in. I am absolutely in awe of everything I've experienced emotionally upon finishing this book. I wish it had been required reading in high school. The writing, the weaving of the story, the characters. My heart is so full and yet breaking at the same time. I am so thankful to the narrator for donating his time and effort to bring this incredible piece of literature to life. I highly recommend giving this a read and or listen.