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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,6 Sterne; 1249 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

This Should Be Required Reading

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.

Very educating and overall interesting

(4,5 Sterne)

This novel has provided the best insight into the system of slavery in the U.S. of all the books I have read so far. Almost all important aspects of slavery are described: Unconditionally faitful and brave slaves, slaves who abuse other slaves in order to gain benefits from their master, kind and concentientous owners, owners who see their slaves only as any other kind of property, flights of slaves e.t.c. The only shortcoming is that too much words are used to discuss the Bible.

A Classic that Remains Relevant

(5 Sterne)

Sometimes I have resisted reading old classic stories in the fear that they would be boring or irrelevant to modern life. I've always preferred stories that offer an escape rather than reminders of how difficult life can be. But despite Uncle Tom's Cabin's age and foundation in American history, I found that it had an almost modern flow that allowed me to escape my own reality for a time. Well written and well read, this story was a great way to relax at the end of the day before bed.

uncle toms cabin

(5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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.

(4,5 Sterne)

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 Sterne)

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!