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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

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Elizabeth Klett

7 Hours 47 Minutes


January 2016

Audio Book Summary

Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to freedom in the north, and her ensuing struggles to free her children. The narrative was partly serialized in the New York Tribune, but was discontinued because Jacobs' depictions of the sexual abuse of female slaves were considered too shocking. It was published in book form in 1861. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett).

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  • Linda S

    Excellent storytelling. Highest highs and lowest lows of the emotional roller coaster. An amazing author and a hero.

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  • Rebecca B

    I really enjoyed the book. The narrator was easy to follow. I have no complaints!

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  • KIMBERLY Champion

    The story was fascinating and filled me with emotion for what the writer endured. The narration sounds like it was recorded in a fish tank and the reading of the credits at the start of Every. Single. Chapter was maddening.

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  • Dayna Earle

    Good book, but the audio version is annoying when they have to read full credits at the beginning of EACH chapter. I mean really, we get it.

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  • Carol Morken

    Very good read. I didn\'t want to stop listening, the narration was great.

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    This was a very hard and emotional book to get through. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Just tired of hearing about things that happened long before we were born, It was awful times ! We had white slaves as well, even today but we don’t continue the sob stories or have hate for another race!

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  • Shannon K.

    Amazing book. An absolute must read (listen to) for anyone interested in the history of slavery and race relations in America. I won't be the same and I will definitely read this again to remember what my history has not taught me. Thank you for making this available and to the narrator for her excellent reading.

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    incredible, amazing, inspirational

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  • Cynthia Rogers

    Amazing such an interesting look into the mind of a slave She was Intelligent and brave The heart of a person who is no different than each one of us Only she had many more challenges and perseverance to make her way to freedom

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