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Stolen

The Astonishing Odyssey of Five Boys Along the Reverse Underground Railroad
Lu par : Leon Nixon
Durée : 7 h et 20 min

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A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South - and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years A Slave and Never Caught.

Philadelphia, 1825: Five young, free black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the US. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home.

Their ordeal - an odyssey that takes them from the Philadelphia waterfront to the marshes of Mississippi and then onward still - shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black-market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War.

Impeccably researched and breathlessly paced, Stolen tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.

©2019 Richard Bell (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • Carole Williams
  • 03/11/2019

Interesting take on slave trading

Hadn't know anything about the reverse underground railroad so enjoyed learning a bit about it. unfortunately, lack of original material hampers the story overall.

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  • Jackie McComb
  • 24/09/2020

Narrator has a noticeable lisp

It seems odd that a person who can’t pronounce the letter “S” has a job as a professional narrator.

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  • bianca m.
  • 02/12/2019

Boring

I thought this story would more but it wasn’t I’m upset I listened to the whole book

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  • Linda Verrill
  • 27/11/2019

meh.

I learned a lot about a terrible time in the nation's history. For that reason alone I will remember this book.