Byron getting his lips stuck.
The Weird Watsons Go to Birmingham
This was a good book. Read it with my fifth graders and they love it.
Yes, I have listened to this several times every few years.
I loved the mother. She had a big heart and still made mistakes. There were no perfect characters but the parents' concern, love, and frustration came through in the writing.
I read this book many, many full moons ago and loved it. I listened to a sample piece and was hooked. L.B. gave the story a new perspective and when I closed my eyes to listen I felt the cold of Flint and the emotions of being tricked yet again by my older brother.
This book brought reality to the bombing in Montgomery Alabama. you fell in Love with Joella and you know her as a little sister who you are responsible for not because your told to do it but because you adore her. This book pulls you in.
If you are part of a family that is not perfect and have close ties to each other, you will love this book and get a history lesson in the process.
I loved the animated voice of the reader and the music that accompanied the reading
Byron was my favorite character because of his good heart and ability to constantly get into trouble.
He read the book wonderfully; it was almost acted out.
The Birmingham Church Bombing from a child's point of view
I would have appreciated chapter stops.
Absolutely, it is a great book with a lot of "real" history to it. Wonderful book for young readers to understand civil rights issues and the beginnings of the civil rights movment in the early 60's.
Difficult to chose one part there were so many great parts to this book. Some very funny others tragic.
LeVar Burton always delivers a spectacular performance whether on screen or audio! His voice is pleasant to listen to and he has good annunciation using inflection when reading the characters.
This is a Hallmark channel movie - it was excellent but like most book to movie ... the book is much better, many more deatials in the book.
I read this book with my 13 year old son he had to read it for a school project. He would follow along in his print book with the audio. It was an awesome book - we loved it. Great historical references that led to family conversations on race, segregation, prejudice and hate crimes. We were fortunate that several weeks after he finished the book the movie debut on tv and we watched it together and discussed the differences from the book.
Perhaps more suitable for young people who haven't read many books.
A stronger plot.
LeVar Burton's reading is excellent and is the main reason why I listened to the end.
The book had far too much descriptions of family life at the Watson home and too little story. The book ultimately made an important event in American history into a tedious tale.
The Watsons Go To Birmingham is a great novel and the audio performance certainly does justice to the story. My students LOVE the days when I let them experience the audio instead of having them read it themselves. A great treat for my class!
This book richly deserves the Newbery honor it earned and the story and its characters will stay with one long after finishing. Accomplished actor and host of "Reading Rainbow" LeVar Burton brings the novel to warm and full life. All we could ask for is a sequel, and then another....
I have been an Audible listener since 2006. I love Audible... My question is, when will all books be published in Audio format?
Without a doubt!
The relationship between the older brother and his role in the family provides lot of laughs.
Excellent narration, the voice of an Actor who brings the story to life.
A great listening experience.