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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Audiobook
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Written by: 
Mildred D. Taylor
Narrated by: 
Lynne Thigpen, Jacqueline Woodson
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Audiobook

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Publisher's Summary

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

©2001 Mildred D. Taylor (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Vivid - complex - powerful - convincing - The novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." (Booklist)

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    M.J. North Miami, FL United States 02-21-15
    M.J. North Miami, FL United States 02-21-15
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    "touches me every time"

    Read this book at least 5 times. Touches me every time. Flawless. Memorable. I will read it again.

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    ashamac 01-20-15
    ashamac 01-20-15
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    "Mmm...so, so."
    What made the experience of listening to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the most enjoyable?

    The story was great. The sections in this audio player don't match up with the actual book chapters howver.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performance could be improved by correcting the skipping/pausing that happens periodically.


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    D. Bruton USA 01-19-15
    D. Bruton USA 01-19-15

    Homeschool mom reading lots of fiction with my teenage daughter. We read mostly classics but also some pop fiction and sci fi.

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    "Good one!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a good story and the narrator does it justice. It's fast paced and has a good level of intensity.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!


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    Laura AUBURN, WA, United States 05-28-13
    Laura AUBURN, WA, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing story made even more amazing by the narrat"

    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) !

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    Sara 04-17-13
    Sara 04-17-13

    I am a middle school reading teacher who loves to show students the wonder and joy of reading.

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    "Super Story Should Have Read as a Student"
    What made the experience of listening to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry?

    When the kids took action against the bus of white students.


    What does Lynne Thigpen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does a wonderful job capturing the sense of the time and each characters personalities.


    If you could take any character from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mama - she had soul, strength and attitude. What a courageous lady.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Mary 02-19-13
    Mary 02-19-13
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    "Mother and Daughter (6th grade) loved it"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    K. WEBB Missouri, USA 05-14-12
    K. WEBB Missouri, USA 05-14-12
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    "Great, but doesn't follow chapters in book!!!"
    What did you like best about Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry? What did you like least?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters


    What does Lynne Thigpen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She made it easier for me to understand the book and the dialiac.


    Was Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Please correct the download, so that it is broken down chapter by chapter with the book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 04-17-12
    Amazon Customer fort meade, MD, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2016

    book diva

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    "loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry the most enjoyable?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the little girl i cant think of her name but she was so sassy !


    What does Lynne Thigpen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    not sure


    Who was the most memorable character of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and why?

    all of them were memorable.


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    Patrick Mitchell 12-27-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "Once you start, it's hard to put down."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What does Lynne Thigpen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator gave the story extra depth. It was a very rich and warm experience.


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    Robert LAKESIDE, CA, United States 11-23-11
    Robert LAKESIDE, CA, United States 11-23-11
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    "I am still in awe!"

    I could not turn away. I stayed glued to every word. I listened straight through! This is am amazing novel!

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