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Crispin Audiobook

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

In the small 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son". But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life.
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Publisher's Summary

In the small 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son". But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life.

Best-selling, award-winning Avi delights children and adults with historically accurate tales of high adventure.

©2002 Avi; (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns and treachery aplenty, but it's the compellingly drawn relationship between Crispin and Bear that provides the heart of this story." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Rebecca Fairbury, IL, USA 05-09-08
    Rebecca Fairbury, IL, USA 05-09-08
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    "6th Grade Class Review"

    Crispin the Cross of Lead is an outstanding book. It's about a 13-year-old boy in England during the Middle Ages. In the beginning his mother dies and gives him a cross made of lead which proves to have special meaning. The story is filled with twists, turns and great descriptions. This book may be difficult for kids who don't understand the dialogue of the Middle Ages, yet you can learn a great deal about what life was like during that time period. You really find out about how religious everyone was in the Middle Ages. Ron Keith did such a great job reading the book I felt like I was running right along next to Crispin. I loved the book so much I'm going to read the sequel. I recommend this to anyone looking for an exciting and adventurous book.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    djack Fountain Valley, CA 03-30-15
    djack Fountain Valley, CA 03-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazingly rich"

    This audio version of Crispin was extremely well done. The voice over captured our entire family. It exceeded our expectations!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    familygifter 12-20-11
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    "Got it to keep up with middle school daughter"
    What about Ron Keith???s performance did you like?

    The reader had a fine voice and accent, which added to the sense of fun and drama in the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cindy 04-11-16
    cindy 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Truth will always stand"

    Excellent story for young and old, tells of long ago but still relevant in today's world.

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    Robert M Garvin 03-25-16
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    "Awesome"

    I don't really care for reading but this book was AMAZING I loved it 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀its so good

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    JC TN 03-23-16
    JC TN 03-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good overall, for over 12 years old."

    Great story! Enjoyed listening. But, beware it is a little dark and violent when it most matters. I'd say I wouldn't recommend for kids under 10, but best for kids +12.

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    03-18-16
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    "wow!!!!"

    This book has sooooooo much action!!!!! I recommend it for mostly tweens and up. It has much violence but still has a great moral!!!!

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    "love it!"

    It is a great book with lots of adventure and fun! It was really awesome!

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    Yeimy 02-20-16
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    "Profoundly Enjoyable"

    An amazing book for school and personal use. This is great for a sixth grade class.

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    Amazon Customer Utah 01-26-16
    Amazon Customer Utah 01-26-16
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    "Loved listening to this book!"

    I love listening to this book the narrator was wonderful! He really brought the story to life.

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