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A Long Walk to Water Audiobook

A Long Walk to Water

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2014

In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people…people like the boy, Salva Dut…caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he must embark on a harrowing journey that will propel him through horror and heartbreak, across a harsh desert, and into a strange new life.

Years later, in contemporary South Sudan, a girl named Nya must walk eight hours a day to fetch water. The walk is grueling, but there is unexpected hope. How these two stories intersect is told in this fascinating dual narrative, performed by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop, with the assistance of dialect coach James Achueil…who actually made the same journey across Africa when he was one of the "Lost Boys of the Sudan."

©2010 Linda Sue Park (P)2013 Full Cast Audio

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    Sara Adkins 07-17-15
    Sara Adkins 07-17-15 Member Since 2015

    Former teacher, technology professional development facilitator, gardner, crafter, and avid reader

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    "Excellent!"

    Every middle to high school student should read this. Numerous teachable moments. Great opportunities for meaningful discussions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 06-02-16
    Sher from Provo Utah 06-02-16 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "Clean Water Please"

    It is so easy to take the smallest things for granted when we are used to having them all the time. Take water for example. I love my metal bottles full of cold ice water, and I drink from them all day long. I like my hot shower every morning and I like to brush my teeth and wash my face at night in warm, clean water. I have learned to be thankful for clean water, and to think that it comes into my house, hot or cold, duly filtered of all impurities, virtually at my bidding, is nothing short of a miracle. To have to drink unclean water at this point in my life would be an incredible hardship. To have to walk a three hour round trip twice a day every day to get that dirty water is simply unthinkable. That is the plight of many people in this world. This story is important in so many ways. It is a short book and I recommend it to everyone.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    ABH 02-17-17
    ABH 02-17-17
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    "Narration is slow"
    If you could sum up A Long Walk to Water in three words, what would they be?

    This is a great book. It's suitable to many age levels. My 7th grade students complained that the narration was too slow, that they wanted the narrator to speak a bit faster to keep their attention better. Perhaps the slower narration is geared toward younger audiences?


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    John M. Herring 02-13-17
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    "Amazing Story"
    What made the experience of listening to A Long Walk to Water the most enjoyable?

    I had to read it for school and since I like listing to it I used audible.


    What other book might you compare A Long Walk to Water to and why?

    A book I might compare A Long Walk to Water to is The Chronicles of Narnia because I love them both a lot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene that was my favorite was when the well got finished.


    If you could take any character from A Long Walk to Water out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    If I could take any character from A Long Walk to Water out to dinner it would be Salva Dut because he got benefited by the well being built in his village.


    Any additional comments?

    It was an amazing book and I truly loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Melisa M. Fauls Monroe, MI, USA 02-11-17
    Melisa M. Fauls Monroe, MI, USA 02-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love the story"
    Would you listen to A Long Walk to Water again? Why?

    My students love this story, but the recording keeps skipping. Each time it begins a new sentence it will skip the sound of the first letter. This makes it a little hard to follow the story. I hope that they can fix this before we read it again next year.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes,the narration matched the story pace.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Genova 12-28-16
    S. Genova 12-28-16
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    "One of the best books I have ever read!"

    This is THE best book I have ever read with my students. It has turned them into little researching activists. Over the last three years we have contributed more than $6000 to this great cause. Thank you Linda Sue Park.

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    Deejay 11-22-16
    Deejay 11-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice Story."

    Difficulty makes man perfect.Every body should fight with it till success .Allways try to help others.

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    JENNIFER FRANCIS KENTUCKY 10-20-16
    JENNIFER FRANCIS KENTUCKY 10-20-16

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    "Awesome. Book."

    I am in school and this is a great book people die and it has two story's that come together at the end. It is in Africa and it makes us Americans feel spoiled. At the end it is awesome and surprising I really did not see that coming.It is sad, happy, I was laughing and crying! You should read this book it will change your mind and think of the things you can do to help. This is my Favorite book. 5 Starz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    Alley 06-17-16
    Alley 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great"

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. IT WAS SAD WHEN THE UNCLE DIED.THE BOOK WAS NARRATED GREAT TOO.😄😄

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    Somebody 05-27-16
    Somebody 05-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "True Story?!😐"

    I can't believe that this was a true story. It's so much fun to listen too Salva and Nya I didn't think those stories were related

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  • Caroline Derman
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    9/26/16
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    "Incredible story of survival"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Long Walk to Water to be better than the print version?

    The voices are very good and it is read beautifully. It is a powerful story and the voices bring it to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Long Walk to Water?

    The happy ending!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. My 12 year old son and I listened to it and we were gripped by the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing story, but very sad. It makes you really appreciate what we have. It is about the power of the human spirit. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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