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The Underground Railroad

by Whitehead, Colson, 1969-

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 31 Libraries 33 of 42 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Audio Book CD Whit
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Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD UNABRGD Whitehead
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Knoxville Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Lawrenceville Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Sheraden Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - South Side Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection CD Whitehead
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK F WHI
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction Recorded Book RB F WHITEHEA 2016 CRAFTON 10/16
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD WHITE Colson
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North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK FIC WHIT
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC WHITE
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC WHITEHEAD (COMPACT DISC)
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD WH
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD WHITEHEAD [B-O-CD]
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South Park Library AV CD-BK F WHI
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks WHITEHEAD Colson
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Summary
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.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Audiobook fans will certainly not be disappointed by versatile actor Turpin's performance of Whitehead's powerful historical novel, which tells the story of Cora, a teenage slave girl who lives on a cotton plantation in 1850s Georgia. After several public whippings by the plantation's new owner, she decides to flee north on the Underground Railroad. Turpin manages to shift between the ages, races, and accents of the large cast of characters with remarkable ease. Her turn as Cora mesmerizes with its display of conflicting emotions and attachments. Yet she is equally gifted in her depiction of white slave catcher Ridgeway, Cora's longtime nemesis, whose cruelty is made all the more chilling given his curious eccentricities. Turpin takes great pains to handle the nuances of dialect without resorting to caricature. A Doubleday hardcover. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York, New York :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Turpin, Bahni, narrator.
Random House Audio Publishing, publisher.
Books on Tape, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Bahni Turpin.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
"Oprah's book club : 2016 selection"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781524736255
1524736252
9781524736279
1524736279
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