Homeschool mom reading lots of fiction with my teenage daughter. We read mostly classics but also some pop fiction and sci fi.
Yes, this is a good story and the narrator does it justice. It's fast paced and has a good level of intensity.
The main characters are children and kids relate to them well. The main character in the book learns to deal with the situations (and emotions caused by them) in her not-so-simple life. There's a lot to learn!
This was one of our read aloud stories for home school this year. It's an incredible story, but the narrator delivers the lines with such flawlessness you cannot help but be swept away. We have an array of five children adopted from several ethnicities and this novel provided many, many hours of conversation and exploration. A MUST READ (or listen to) !
I am a middle school reading teacher who loves to show students the wonder and joy of reading.
This was such a great story. It was authentic and gave so much insight into what was going on during this time period in the US.
When the kids took action against the bus of white students.
She does a wonderful job capturing the sense of the time and each characters personalities.
Mama - she had soul, strength and attitude. What a courageous lady.
I never read this book as a student growing up. I passed it over for years as a teacher but boy am I glad I read. I have already recommended it to students.
We both enjoyed Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry a lot. My daughter was sick and missed a week of school and listening to a good book really helped her pass the time. The characters are well developed and the story certainly gave us a lot to talk about. There were lots of plot lines that opened up various discussion topics. Thanks Audible for continuing to carry the classics - we love them.
Loved the narrating! Hated the fact that the chapters are lumped together making it near impossible to follow along with book in hand. Chapter 1 in audible is 3 book chapters combined!!!! You should be able to find and listen to one chapter from the book easily!
She made it easier for me to understand the book and the dialiac.
Please correct the download, so that it is broken down chapter by chapter with the book!!!
i read this book back in the 7th grade and i just thought it was a good book until i reread it now, So deep i love this book
the little girl i cant think of her name but she was so sassy !
all of them were memorable.
I enjoyed the story and it's characters. It reminded me of the stories that my parents shared with my brother & I of the struggles to survive in rural Alabama in the 1920's & 30's.
The narrator gave the story extra depth. It was a very rich and warm experience.
This is a classic and wonderful story. My review is not on the audio version of the book or the book itself. It is on the controls provided by Audible. I am a teacher, so I play this in my browser for my students for multiple classes per day. There is no easy of quick way to get to certain points. The fast forward option does not stop at logical points, like chapters. There is no way to slide the slider to a specific time point. Instead, you have to go back in 30 second increments. I would recommend a different version that is easier to manipulate.