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My Side of the Mountain Audiobook
My Side of the Mountain
Written by: 
Jean Craighead George
Narrated by: 
Christian Rummel
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My Side of the Mountain Audiobook

My Side of the Mountain

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Publisher's Summary

Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods - all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, 40 dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.

©1999 Jean Craighead George; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA

What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary book...it will be read year after year." (The Horn Book)

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    Katherine 05-18-16
    Katherine 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Missing a Page!"
    Any additional comments?

    This recording of the story is missing page 148 in the paperback edition from 2004. This was discovered as I was listening/reading this novel with my students in class. Very disappointed that it would be missing a page. I'm not even sure how that could happen.

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    Lord of butter pig !!!!!!!! 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing"

    amazing book very quick read 15/10 great story and it was jam-packed with great information

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    Jenny Grants Pass, OR USA 05-10-16
    Jenny Grants Pass, OR USA 05-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great road trip book for the kids !"

    while traveling by car without to listen to book with the children. this book with captivating. the kids couldn't wait for us to turn the book on when getting in the car.

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    Jeffrey 03-23-16
    Jeffrey 03-23-16
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    "Perfect for the kid or the kid at heart"

    I first read this book when I was young. I would dream that I could do this, start fires with flint and steel, live off the land, eat turtle soup. As I read this, I am right next to Sam.

    I read this to my son and have listened to the book several times.

    As I sit at my desk, Sam takes me along with him, thanks.

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    S. Spencer 03-17-16
    S. Spencer 03-17-16 Member Since 2016

    Diamond and Ruby

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    "Lovely story"

    This is a short novel intended for children, but I'm sure that children, young adults and not-so-young adults will all enjoy the experience. It sort of makes you want to run away and live in a tree, or at least acquire a falcon to be your best friend.

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    Geoffrey N Ellinwood 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Eustace Conway Recommended This Book To Me..."

    Yes, the guy from mountain men! Great story, good narrator... It made me want to move out into the woods!

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    Nancy J. O'Brien Martinez, Ca 02-22-16
    Nancy J. O'Brien Martinez, Ca 02-22-16 Member Since 2015

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    "My side of the Mountain"

    It was amazing there was only eleven chapters but it was still worth it i loves the ending!

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    April BC 02-11-16
    April BC 02-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My side of the mountain 👌🏻"

    I love this book!! I want everyone to read / listen to it!😍. It is awesome!

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    Alice 02-09-16
    Alice 02-09-16
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    "Book Lover!! Fave book #4! Read it"

    I love this book so much!!!! This book is inspiring cool and it's just awesome! My class is reading it and it describes me and my boyfriend. BUY OR READ THIS BOOK IF YOU LIKE ADVENTURES!

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    Amanda 02-01-16
    Amanda 02-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Different Experience This Time"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, though I do not have an exact reason. So I would have to said because audiobooks provides something different.


    Would you recommend My Side of the Mountain to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, because it's a great children's book. Plus, it's very easy to read and can be useful in improving children's reading abilities.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first time Sam met Frightful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Is running away, really running away?


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

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