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12 Years a Slave

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Solomon Northup

Narrated By: Richard Allen

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: January 2013

Duration: 8 hours 52 minutes


12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. This extraordinary text is the basis for the major motion picture starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.


  • Megan H.

    I’m so glad I decided to listen to this book!

  • Jakrecila C

    Awesome book! Great narrator!!

  • Roger Gordon

    Solomon Northup is an American hero, and truly one of the greatest writers in history, seeing as how his work has survived over a 160 years, it speaks for it's self, not bad for a man who was once a slave. If you haven't listened to this audio book, you really should. It's literally life changing. It's that powerful.

  • david watkins

    This was a surprise. I expected to like it, but it was much better than I imagined. It was great entertainment but more importantly, it made me really think about the slavery in a way I never had before. Awesome!

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