The Underground Railroad
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Contributors:
Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Published:
New York : Random House Audio, [2016].
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Lexile measure:
890L
Status:
Description
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood--where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor--engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey--hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781524736255, 1524736252, 9781524736279, 1524736279
UPC:
9781524736255
Lexile measure:
890

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"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection" -- container.
General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Bahni Turpin.
Description
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C., & Turpin, B. (2016). The Underground Railroad. Unabridged. New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and Bahni, Turpin. 2016. The Underground Railroad. New York: Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- and Bahni, Turpin, The Underground Railroad. New York: Random House Audio, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, and Bahni Turpin. The Underground Railroad. Unabridged. New York: Random House Audio, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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