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John Henry Audiobook

John Henry

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Publisher's Summary

Based on the famous African American folk ballad John Henry, this story tells of the legendary contest to the death between a spirited young man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

©1994 Dial (P)1998 Weston Woods

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    Paris Inman Washington, DC United States 09-17-16
    Paris Inman Washington, DC United States 09-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My little ones love jacooooootci line and LOL"

    My 4 y/o twins love this story and both the audio and printed book versions. My older sons,now 21 and 19 abd in college enhoyed the book as well when they were toddlers. Thanks!

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    Tom Wood 05-23-15
    Tom Wood 05-23-15 Member Since 2010
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    "More than just a steel drivin man"

    The story of John Henry is always been one of my favorites. But usually, it is only the last portion that we are familiar with. The contest between man and machine.

    This recording by Samuel L Jackson brings the rest of John Henry's story to life. Highly recommended.

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