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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Petry Narrator: Peter Francis James Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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When Harriet Tubman was born a plantation slave in 1820, her parents hoped she could learn a trade, so she wouldn't have to work in the fields. But because she defended a slave against an overseer, she became a field hand anyway. As she grew strong and learned to survive in the woods and find her way by the North Star, she dreamed of freedom. When she was almost 30, she finally made her escape, but her own freedom wasn't enough. Risking life and limb, she became a conductor on the Underground Railroad to help other slaves flee to safety. A symbol of strength and hope, this legendary Moses led over 300 of her people to freedom and a new life.

Narrator Peter Francis James brings this powerful woman to life to inspire all of us with her compassion, bravery and moral integrity.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/15/2014

    " One of my top ten books. Harriet was an amazing woman, an inspiration for all. Her story brings tears to your eyes when you learn of her life in slavery. My 7 year old is reading all about her and she has become a heroine in our home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah | 12/20/2013

    " this was a good book it was long but a good story that i enjoyed about harriet tubman "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 11/30/2013

    " An easy read for all. My 10 year old son loved this book as well as me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TC | 11/4/2013

    " wonderful biography of an amazing woman! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanice | 10/29/2013

    " I think this book is a good book,every middle school student should read this book.:D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodney Delarosa | 9/19/2013

    " This book is very complex, but is also interesting as you go along and build an understanding of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 8/8/2013

    " Read in elementary school; I loved Harriet Tubman!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliette | 7/13/2013

    " it was okay kinda boring "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 6/7/2013

    " i would only read this for a class project. very educational and somewhat exciting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 5/20/2013

    " A moderately interesting educational book about Harriet Tubman. Good for younger readers who want to learn more about Harriet Tubman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2013

    " So I've really only read about 10 pages of this with my 8th graders...how are kids supposed to fully appreciate books & stories when all they ever read are excerpts? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madi | 12/20/2012

    " I really hate historical fiction books but last year my sevvy social studies teacher forced us to read this and Johnny Tremain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Sims | 12/1/2012

    " Just read Harriet Tubman ~ Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry. We've all heard the stories, but WOW, what a woman - she is truly a Founding Mother of our Nation; the influence she had on policy makers, abolitionists, and our Nation's struggle with Civil Rights is unfathomable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam | 8/12/2012

    " This is for school--I'm slightly embarrassed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron Gillard | 7/29/2012

    " Harriet can do so much better than John "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariellathomas | 7/24/2012

    " An engaging book about a wonderful historic figure. Could be a great help in teaching about slavery and the civil war. May need to be used as a read-aloud for the younger grades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 7/3/2012

    " I think this was the book that I was obsessed with in the third grade-- I've proabably read it more than any other book and it likely jumpstarted my love of history and historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angélique | 2/16/2012

    " I read this book in a day out of necessity caused by procrastination, so my view of the book is admittedly a little warped. I enjoyed the information given, but the way it was presented made it more tedious to read in one day than other biographies I've read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Camilla | 4/26/2011

    " DON'T READ THIS BOOK! Such a waste! (Sorry anyone who likes it, but I personally think it is extremely boring!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanice | 4/11/2011

    " I think this book is a good book,every middle school student should read this book.:D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/14/2011

    " A moderately interesting educational book about Harriet Tubman. Good for younger readers who want to learn more about Harriet Tubman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/23/2011

    " Just read Harriet Tubman ~ Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry. We've all heard the stories, but WOW, what a woman - she is truly a Founding Mother of our Nation; the influence she had on policy makers, abolitionists, and our Nation's struggle with Civil Rights is unfathomable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijah | 12/23/2010

    " this was a good book it was long but a good story that i enjoyed about harriet tubman
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 12/21/2010

    " Harriet can do so much better than John "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodney | 12/20/2010

    " This book is very complex, but is also interesting as you go along and build an understanding of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TC | 5/13/2010

    " wonderful biography of an amazing woman! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Camilla | 2/19/2010

    " DON'T READ THIS BOOK! Such a waste! (Sorry anyone who likes it, but I personally think it is extremely boring!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariellathomas | 4/13/2009

    " An engaging book about a wonderful historic figure. Could be a great help in teaching about slavery and the civil war. May need to be used as a read-aloud for the younger grades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/6/2009

    " Read in elementary school; I loved Harriet Tubman!! "

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About the Author
Author Ann Petry

Ann Petry (1908–1997) was an American author who became the first African American woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street, which earned her the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. 

About the Narrator

Peter Francis James is an accomplished actor on both the stage and the screen. His theater credits include roles in On Golden Pond, Much Ado about Nothing, and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. His many film and television credits include Jahfree Neema in Oz, Raymond Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Guiding Light, Law & Order: SVU, and Third Watch.