• The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

  • By: Olaudah Equiano
  • Narrated by: Duncan Brownlehe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $41.99

Buy for $41.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

First published in 1789, this autobiography of Olaudah Equiano comprises a variety of styles, such as a slavery narrative, travel tale, and spiritual journey. It recounts Equiano's time as a slave, and chronicles his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his freedom.

Public Domain (P)2019 Museum Audiobooks

What listeners say about The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

brilliant work.

excellent autobiography. extremely brilliant fellow. humanity has come a long way. God alone will judge us all. narrator was superb.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Historical Treasure

Not only was Olaudah Equiano's life story astonishing, heart wrenching, horrific, beautiful and filled with faith, hope and industry, it was also an extremely rare first hand accounting of a free African, turned slave, cleverly freed man. Most African slaves were recorded in U.S. census records during slavery times only by their age, skin color and gender, with no hope of further information about their lives. Olaudah's writing and life events were so interesting that I visualized it like a high adventure television mini series. His faith was inspiring. His bravery and self respect were absolutely astounding in the face of extreme adversity. And the villains he continually contend with made me cringe for humankind. I highly recommend this book and believe it should be required high school reading!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Surprisingly Interesting

I really got swept up in this story. I had no idea it was going to read like an adventure novel.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A gem hidden in history

If your are black, hebrew, or simply a person of faith, then this book is a must read. To see gods Providence and mighty hand at work. To pull a hellanistic Hebrew from his culture simply so he can learn of the Love of Yahoshua is pure love from the father.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Eloquent and informative

This is an excellent narrative and point of view of life in the late 1700's. The reading too, is exceptional.