"A gripping story of terror and triumph."
"A touching modern-day slave narrative...an inspirational story meant to heighten support for the antislavery movement of the 21st century, and it most likely will."
- Joanne Skerrett, The Boston Globe
- Karyn L. Barr, Entertainment Weekly
- Lewis Beale, USA Weekend
"[Escape from Slavery] carries the uncalculating ring of truth."
- San Francisco Chronicle
"How will the world respond to Francis Bok's true story? Some will welcome its commercial profitability and entertainment value. And some will seek to change the world."
- Anne Grant, Providence Journal
"Francis Bok is too young for anyone to predict a life of immortal dimensions. But if his heart-rending and powerful memoir...has just one-tenth of the impact of [Frederick] Douglass, his name will be remembered by more than a few."
- Cary Clack, San Antonio Express-News
"This is a powerful, exceptionally well-told story, equally riveting and heartbreaking. Although legal strides have been made, with the help of people like Bok, the persistence of slavery in the world makes this a work that can't be ignored."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Bok's saga provides another--more contemporary--perspective on slavery for Americans reckoning with their own troubling history of such inhumanity."
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