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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joel Chandler Harris Narrator: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Working at a plantation in his youth, Joel Chandler Harris found that much of his shyness disappeared in the slave QTLYters, and his background as the illegitimate son of an Irish immigrant helped fuse a close bond with the slaves. The language of his new friends and the African-American animal tales they shared later became the inspiration for Joel's beloved Uncle Remus stories.

When Harris recorded the many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition, little did he know that it would revolutionize children's literature. As an adult, Harris committed to healing post-Civil War America, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 8/15/2013

    " Written in southern vernacular. A delight. Even better to be read outloud. My dad used to read us these stories. They are southern versions of aesop's tales. The language is a joy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neil Cronk | 12/26/2010

    " Read this, the original, and forget about Walt Disney. Please. "

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

    " I did a research project in undergrad on the origins and language of these stories. If you ever want to know about this author or these stories...ask. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Tuley | 9/6/2010

    " I think it's such a shame that the politically correct literary critics of the world have somehow managed to call this book racist. It reflects a certain time and mindset, I guess, but what it is is a bunch of gloriously imaginative animal stories for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Railey | 1/17/2010

    " I loved these stories. They capture so much about life - not just in the South but at the core of people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 1/3/2010

    " I liked the trickster tales the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/15/2009

    " We absolutely loved these stories (just read the first section: Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings), but beware the "n" word. Dialect can be confusing to read as well. Definitely an edited read-aloud in our family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerrmuellers | 10/24/2008

    " If you are into linguistics this book is brilliant. A peek into linguistics that shapes the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 10/6/2008

    " preserves the tales of the old plantation "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanne | 5/22/2008

    " This is NOT the disney version of Uncle Remus.
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