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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (172 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Douglass Narrator: Richard Allen Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781611205121
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Raised as a plantation slave, Frederick Douglass went on to become a writer, orator, and major participant in the struggle for African-American freedom and equality. In this engrossing narrative, he recounts early years of abuse, his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Johnson | 11/23/2013

    " I really liked this book! A book about slavery told by a former slave. It was amazing to read about all he suffered, yet his spirit and will stayed strong. What an inspiring person! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amr | 9/12/2013

    " the book describes how you can turn a human being into a slave ,it is not just the story of Mr Frederick , but it is the story of all of us , those who had been restrained by the society , it is a wonderful book , i recommend reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Worden | 8/30/2013

    " Frederick Douglas was an amazing man that never let go of God despite his difficult circumstances. He is definitely one of my heroes during the Civil War time along with John Brown and Abraham Lincoln. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Harris | 8/22/2013

    " everyone should read this book, period. he is greater than any US president. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AnnaBanana | 7/2/2013

    " This book was great but it inspired great rage in me ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 6/10/2013

    " i got bored with it about haldway through... but the first half was very interesting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug May | 4/6/2013

    " So far I am blown away by the sensitivity depth and richness of the account . Also the profundity of moral reasoning . It is amazing that a person could experience this and survive to report in such profound terms . Douglas is a hero of untold magnitude . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 2/21/2012

    " I don't know how to comment on this book...of course it was good. Some parts shocking. Wish I had heard more about women, but other than that very educational and a book everyone should read. "

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About the Author
Author Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), né Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was born into slavery in Maryland. Upon successfully escaping slavery—on his third attempt—in 1838, Douglass became one of the key leaders of the abolitionist movement in the United States. An extremely gifted orator, Douglass repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery speaker, writer, and statesman. A firm believer in equality for all people, including Native Americans, women, and immigrants, Douglass was also an activist in the women’s suffrage movement. He died in Washington DC, shortly after he attended a meeting of the National Council of Women, where he’d received a standing ovation for his enormous contribution to human rights.

About the Narrator

Richard Allen is an accomplished and respected theatrical actor whose work includes Ragtime and PBS’ Great Performances: Play On! His voice can be heard on numerous television and radio productions, as well as the animated series Jumanji. Allen is also the winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.