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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Harriet Jacobs

Narrated By: Elizabeth Klett

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 7 hours 47 minutes


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).


  • Christina P

    Great book. i could not finish it. The narrator is very monotone! Has no "color in her voice. My ears couldnt take it. Such a shame. I hope someone else will attempt to read it. I will try again then.

  • Linda S

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

  • Rebecca B

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

  • 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.

  • Carol Morken

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


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

  • 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.