©1958, 1986 Elizabeth George Speare; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Mary Beth Hurt gives an excellent performance" (School Library Journal)
"Speare's classic adapts well to audio, and Hurt gives it life, and hope." (AudioFile)
"Strong plot, fully realized characters, and convincing atmosphere distinguish this historical narrative." (Booklist)
I read this the very first time over 40 years ago.
It became a "must be read" book for my children, nieces, nephews etc.
I have read this book over & over through my life, each time loving it more, as it ran alongside my life & my personal story. It helped me to have strength and stand up to the challenges I faced, and I had my own special "Hannah".
Seeing it in audio was a shock & joy and now I can have it with me constant in my ipod, although my print version is within reach of my chair.
I regret my original was lost in a house fire....
The simplicity of love & character.
Blueberry cake & kittens truly do heal heartaches, while cornbread & fresh water is a fine breakfast.
I found she did well, my mind gave a voice to this story for too many years to fall in love with any narrator I am sorry to say.
She did a very nice job, but for me.......
I have laughed, cried and dreamed more than any review can tell.
Every young girl should read this book at the age of 11......
My granddaughter did
I loved the author's descriptive writing. She had me in tears more than once and agonizing over the characters dilemmas.
She had a wonderfully engaging voice and reading style.
I first read this book when I was a teenager. Read it over and over. Was thrilled to see it was on audio. The narrator is excellent with all the voices of the characters. A real-to-life historical novel. Now I listen to it over and over, enjoy the narration as much as the story.
I've loved this book since I was a kid and have read it approximately a zillion times. Whenever I'm stressed, I reread it. I named my son after Nathaniel Eaton. You get the idea. Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble getting over my disappointment with the performance. The narrator was lackluster in general and just plain awful for the male characters.
This is a wonderful book for young adults to read. It has all the required elements for a coming-of-age novel. You experience the angst, frustration, joy and growing pains with a little touch of history and values too. Unfortunately, I found it to be somewhat melodramatic, but if that's what you like, go for it!
As a mother, a 14yr old boy and a 12yr old boy we all truly enjoyed this book and the narrator. Excellent!
This book was very fun and interesting! I would have NEVER read this because of how it looked and the title but I read this because of school and I loved it! This book is one of my favorite books ever! If you ever see this book in the store get it and read it! The beginning is not the best but is gets really really great! Read this book! I strongly suggest it! to any one even if you are old and if you are young it is a great fun adventuress book!
the story is simple, but engaging
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