Twelve Years a Slave is praised for its meticulous examination of slavery and plantation society, especially against the contrast to his previous life as a musician and citizen of New York. Northup's story has also has also been cited as representative of slavery's horrors and has been used to support the depictions in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Northup's narrative is valuable for the accurate description of his experiences and defines many of the slave experiences that are known. Also included: a study guide.
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By Wayne on 02-03-2016
Do not purchase this version: HORRID NARRATION!
Audible has 8 versions of this wonderful non-fiction book the only real difference is the narrator; 7 of the versions are Whispersync for Voice ready. My advice is to buy the Kindle and Audible versions at Amazon buying from Amazon's Kindle version page. The total combined cost should be approximately $3 to $4. Amazon offers the option of listening to an Audible sample on the book's Kindle page. Find a narrator you like and purchase that version.
This audiobook version with Glenn Langohr narrating is by far the worst narrated of the eight available.
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By Lauren on 10-04-2014
Good story, terrible narration
What didn’t you like about Glenn Langohr’s performance?
Sounded as if he recorded himself reading the book in a tin can. The story was great, the recording wasn't professional. Pales in comparison to the quality and performance of a voice actor in a recording studio.
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