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Shiloh | [Phyllis Reynolds Naylor]

Shiloh

From Phyllis Reynolds Naylor comes this unabridged recording of her Newbery Award-winning tale of adventure, courage and love, the timeless and moving story of a dog in trouble and the young boy who would save him.
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Publisher's Summary

From Phyllis Reynolds Naylor comes this unabridged recording of her Newbery Award-winning tale of adventure, courage and love, the timeless and moving story of a dog in trouble and the young boy who would save him.

Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home near Friendly, West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to shoot cans from the rail fence. Other times he goes up early in the morning just to sit and watch the fox and deer.

But one summer Sunday, Marty comes across something different on the road just past the old Shiloh schoolhouse, a young beagle, and that's where the trouble begins.

What do you do when a dog you suspect is being mistreated runs away and comes to you? When the man who owns the dog has a gun? This is Marty's problem, and it is one he will have to face alone. Soon Marty will have to put his courage on the line, discovering in the process that it is not always easy to separate right from wrong. Sometimes, however, a boy will do almost anything to save a dog.

©1992 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; (P)1992 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Newbery Medal Winner, 1992

"A warm, appealing book." (School Library Journal)
"Written in a comfortable, down-home style." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    kswift Houston, TX 06-10-12
    kswift Houston, TX 06-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Captivating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fantastic story that kept my very busy 6 and 9 yr old boys captivated for a long car ride. This glimpse into a rural boy's life was a useful reminder of all the privileges that today's children enjoy. The main character also models courage, empathy, and moral decision-making. I couldn't stop listening either!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren MESQUITE, TX, United States 03-26-12
    Lauren MESQUITE, TX, United States 03-26-12
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    "Shiloh"
    Would you listen to Shiloh again? Why?

    Yes. I'm a teacher and I would use this in the future with other classes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All children can relate to having a pet or wanting a pet. It makes it a great engaging story that allows them to feel a range of emotions.


    Have you listened to any of Peter MacNicol’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I was really impressed by his skills.


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

    No, although it could be done. It's better for my students to listen to it over time.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cyndi Newbury Park, CA, United States 02-20-12
    Cyndi Newbury Park, CA, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Epic! ( An eleven yr olds review)"
    Where does Shiloh rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is one of the best books that I have listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shiloh?

    I loved how Marty stood up for the love of Shiloh.


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

    The reader was really good. He made me believe that he was telling the story about himself. He really suited the character. He made the story to life.


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

    The Best Dog Story Ever!!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DeeAnna San Antonio TX 02-09-12
    DeeAnna San Antonio TX 02-09-12 Member Since 2012

    Love to read, craft, and game!

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    If you could sum up Shiloh in three words, what would they be?

    Tearful, joyful, and inspiring


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shiloh?

    I love how Marty stood up for what he believed to be


    Have you listened to any of Peter MacNicol’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first Peter MacNicol performance. He did a great job with providing consistent and believable voice performances for each character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole story was moving and I cried frequently out of sadness as well as joy.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend for children and adults alike. It would be great fun to listen to as a family each night before bed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tessie Hattiesburg, MS, United States 11-22-11
    Tessie Hattiesburg, MS, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Children's book"

    I purchased this book for my 10 yr old to inspire him to read about things he was interested in. I started reading it too & couldn't put it down. It was entertaining & tells a good life lesson too. I thought it might be sad but was glad it had a happy ending & was equally entertaining. My son enjoyed it as well.

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    Donna Escondido, CA, United States 04-29-11
    Donna Escondido, CA, United States 04-29-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Shiloh"

    My 9 and 10 year old loved this book and passed the AR quiz with 100%. I loved it too.

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    PJ JOHNSTOWN, PA, United States 10-22-10
    PJ JOHNSTOWN, PA, United States 10-22-10
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    Great for all ages!! The whole family enjoyed listening to this story. It is a great way to read on a long car trip.

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    julie 11-09-13
    julie 11-09-13

    julie and the kids

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    "a boy's devotion"

    It's a rare find - a book with a story that touches the human element in all of us. Told from the 'boy's point of view, and true to his language and idioms of the South, there is a Mark Twainesqueness about its storyline. If your child appreciates reality based books, and character development, this has it. A good listen, even for adults.

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    Carol Aiea, HI, United States 03-03-13
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    "Great story for students with special needs"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My student with special needs picked this book out of a selection of books that I recommended and it was a good match. The story involves a different kind of lifestyle that my student is unfamiliar with. It also involves problem solving and relationships with people. Young people love animals and that was the initial draw-in to the story. The story is heart-warming and young people can relate to it. I highly recommend this book. I had to listen to the entire story and then make my lesson plan for my student. I also enjoyed the book! I especially enjoyed the narration. The voices matched the story. It took me back to my own childhood when I wanted a dog so badly. I feel blessed to have my lying next to me while I listen to this story.


    What other book might you compare Shiloh to and why?

    Where the Red Fern Grows...another award-winning book about dogs.


    What about Peter MacNicol’s performance did you like?

    His voice helped me to visualize the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was greatly moved when he described the joy between the boy and his dog.


    Any additional comments?

    Kids today are very entitled and materialistic. I think it is a good story to show how this boy had to work very hard to get what he wanted. He was very persistent. Kids today have it too easy.

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    Teara PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 02-04-13
    Teara PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 02-04-13

    I like listening to books from this site.

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    "trying to save a dog who is badly treated"
    Would you listen to Shiloh again? Why?

    Yes. It's really cool how the dog gets saved.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the kid didn't give up on the beagle.


    Which character – as performed by Peter MacNicol – was your favorite?

    Shiloh


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

    yes


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