John Henry

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Julius Lester

Narrated By: Samuel L. Jackson

Publisher: Weston Woods

Date: December 1998

Duration: 0 hours 19 minutes


Based on the famous African American folk ballad "John Henry," this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson with music by Crystal Taliefero.


John Henry

by Julius Lester

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John Henry, Julius Lester