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Extended Audio Sample Amos Fortune: Free Man Audiobook, by Elizabeth Yates Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Yates Narrator: Ray Childs Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781482973761
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The Newbery Award winner, based on a true story! 

Captured by slave traders when only fifteen, At-mun never forgot his roots as a prince. Nor did he ever lose his princely dignity and the courage to hold his head high. Sold at auction in America and haunted by the memory of his young sister left behind in Africa, At-mun, now Amos, began his long march to freedom. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was sixty years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true. “It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live,” he often said, and he left a legacy of freedom for himself and others that has immortalized his touching story for us all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The moving story of a life dedicated to the fight for freedom.”

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  • “Ray Childs' deep, melodious voice breathes life into a man who maintained his princely dignity through the indignities of slavery.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 2/16/2011

    " this book i read for school
    I really got how slaves worked. It was hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/5/2011

    " Great true story about freedom! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 1/14/2011

    " sad tale but in the end a good meaning
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirstin | 1/5/2011

    " I loved that this book told the true story of Amos Fortune. I loved his attitude and example of faith. His life teaches a lot about freedom and the compassion and responsibilty that must accompany it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 1/2/2011

    " This was a good children's book. It's themes are deep enough to make a youth think about slavery and character and the worth of a man. As an adult, I feel like the themes are a cheapened version of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and would recommend reading that instead if over the age of 13. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena | 10/19/2010

    " This is a wonderful portrait of what an African-American man in the late 1700's would have experienced. Well written, and very touching, I really enjoyed this book. It's a quick read. One of my favorite quotes, "His face was wrinkled more by laughter than by age." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/27/2010

    " Should've read this when I was 10, but better late than never. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 9/12/2010

    " An inspiring story of what can be accomplished with the right attitude. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 7/21/2010

    " A slave who gains his freedom spends the rest of his life freeing others through personal sacrifice. The writing is a little awkward/old-fashioned at times; however, it's worth plowing through those few sections to the end of this great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 3/8/2010

    " Reading aloud to the boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli | 1/16/2010

    " One of my favorites. Now anyways! "

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About the Narrator

Ray Childs is a successful audiobook narrator. He can be heard on such titles as Black like Me, The Vanderbilts, and Amos Fortune.