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Publisher's Summary

"Narrative of the Life" of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

"Narrative of the Lif"e of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass's life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man. It contains two introductions by well-known white abolitionists: a preface by William Lloyd Garrison, and a letter by Wendell Phillips, both arguing for the veracity of the account and the literacy of its author.

The most famous and inspirational works of Frederick Douglass include: "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave", "My Bondage and My Freedom", "Life and Times", "Letter to Thomas Auld", "The Frederick Douglass Papers Edition" and many more.

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The reader sounds computer generated, awful!

It is too painful to listen to this reader. I can not finish this book.

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black mans story told by a white girl

I loved the story but it would have been better for a black man to narrate the story of a black man. it's like if Trump wrote an autobiography and it was narrated by a black woman lol it's still good but a lil weird to hear it in 1st person by the opposite kind of voice of who wrote it

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up close and personal

Details and intimate thoughts of an articulate Enslaved Blackman. Providing content not found and promoted

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Who Selected This Narrator?

The book is good, but this narrator selection was godawful! Disappointing to say the least.

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Excellent, Educational, Historical Auto-biography.

I really like this book because Fredrick takes the time to describe what he both painfully witnessed and experienced; insightfully describing the thought processes of a slave; and illuminating with distinction hypocrisy of the religious, just as Jesus did, from true Christianity.

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Powerful and capivating

Found myself engulfed in this books painful details of the cruelty experienced and the graphic events that come to life in this narrative Almost unimaginable

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I wish I had been more carful in selecting the reader for this book. If read by a man it would have felt like Mr. Douglass himself were speaking. This reader was like Alexa giving me GPS directions in my car. She is very robotic, no emotion and at times like a recording. I would have gotten more from a reader with some emotion considering this is a very emotional story!

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One of my favorite books

How come I never learned about Fredrick Douglass in school? He is such a hero to me.

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Overall good.

The writing was great but made tedious by robotic and otherwise bad narration. I would look for the same title with a better narrator.

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Outstanding

This is a biography which all high school kids should have to cover as part of their curriculum. Frederick Douglass's life story is a comprehensive overview of American history. And importantly, a clear African American perspective, plus identified inputs into that national history..( and from a primary source - Mr Frederick Douglass himself).. Well done Mr Douglass & thank for recording your observations for future generations.

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  • C Davenport
  • 05-01-21

Terrible narration

The narration sounds like a robot .
This book is important and well written and does not deserve this treatment.