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THE RESURRECTION OF NAT TURNER Part 1: The Witnesses

by | Read by John McLain

Historical Fiction • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Harriet Beecher Stowe hears the story of the insurrection that led to the execution of Nat Turner. Author Sharon Ewell Foster uses this as a starting point for considering the thoughts and feelings of the people involved: the rebelling slaves, the slaveholders, the authorities, and Nat Turner’s mother. John McLain's narration is gentle as he relates the simple joys of liberation: sleeping on a bed or eating a meal that isn't scraps. His tone shifts to one of harshness as he delivers the angry words and thoughts of the slaveholders who testify at Turner’s trial. Often profane and at times gruesome as it addresses violence, Foster's story is an intense literary experience. J.A.S. 2012 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Oasis Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781598599879 $34.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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