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Across Five Aprils Audiobook

Across Five Aprils

This compelling classic of a boy's coming of age during the Civil War is based on stories the author's grandfather told her about his own life.
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This compelling classic of a boy's coming of age during the Civil War is based on stories the author's grandfather told her about his own life.

©1965 Irene Hunt; (P)2002 Audio Bookshelf

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    Shannon 04-02-12
    Shannon 04-02-12
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    "Great History book for kids"

    I listened to this with my 11 & 13 year old boys on the way to a civil war reinactment and they loved it. Also a lively discussion at book club. Good growing up. Well written, compelling. lots of things to discuss and information not too graphic. All of the boys in our book club loved it. Excellent intro to the civil war and issues on border states.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Westlake, OH, United States 11-18-12
    Paul Westlake, OH, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2015

    Home school family with six children ages 7-21. We love listening to audible books together. We like Twaddle-free books.

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    "Portrays the Reality of the Civil War for Children"

    The Civil War was such a complex event. It tore the fabric of our nation as well as within families. This is the story of the Civil War as it affected ten year old Jephtha. He was a petted youngest brother at the beginning but had to take over running the farm when his older brothers all went to war. Two of his brothers went to fight for the North and one for the South. A cousin went and fought for the North and after two years of heavy fighting deserted. Jephtha has to wrestle with the issue of who to ask for help in deciding what to do (He ends up writing Lincoln, and getting a personal letter from him.) The reality of war is presented carefully in letters from the front. This lets you know what it was like without putting a child through emotional stress listening to it.

    If your family is studying the Civil War, I highly recommend this book. It will give you lots to talk about re the issues of the war.

    Terrry Bregy does a good job of reading, although there is this harmonica music that occurs randomly ( not at chapter breaks) that was rather strange.

    My children and I enjoyed this book down to and including my 7 year old daughter,

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    nadia jaques 10-06-15
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    "For all ages ,for all times"

    Insightful book on the Civil War that, listened to by families and discussed to understand our country's history, will give a deep appreciation for our 'united' states and the cost to keep it so. This book personalizes the impact of any civil war on a soul. A worthwhile book!

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    Stephanie 02-24-15
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    "Loved it"

    I've read this book for a class project and I love it. The story makes you wish you could go back in time to the Civil war and experience the past and all that comes with it. 6/5 stars!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 02-22-15
    Amazon Customer USA 02-22-15

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    "Amazing book"

    It was my third favorite book!! The narrator was good . I was upset that my 2 favorite characters died. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    B. Willis Cincinnati, OH USA 01-26-15
    B. Willis Cincinnati, OH USA 01-26-15
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    "Excellent book, well read!"

    This is an excellent book that was well performed by the reader. I highly recommend.

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    Amazon Customer HARTFORD, AL, United States 05-15-14
    Amazon Customer HARTFORD, AL, United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "takes me back"
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    this was the first book i ever sat down and read, i was a child then, to relive not just the story but the feeling it gave me back then wow....... this is the book for me that turned me onto reading,, so of course i will always love it. the story is great, the setting wonderful, i just love this book

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    Amazon Customer Florida 02-04-13
    Amazon Customer Florida 02-04-13
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    "Excellent book. Excellent history of the times"
    If you could sum up Across Five Aprils in three words, what would they be?

    Outstanding Book


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great discription of how the Civil War was to the average person.


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

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

    The South could have won using Cornstalks, cotton, and Sugarcane, but No, the North wanted to use muskets and cannons.


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    Cara MUNDELEIN, IL, United States 01-21-16
    Cara MUNDELEIN, IL, United States 01-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Terry is a fabulous orator"
    Where does Across Five Aprils rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Irene Hunt helps us, the audience, understand the Civil War from a beautiful perspective. A family. A family in southern Illinois who sends boys proudly to fight, but as the story weaves its web, we are able to see the issues and problems that arose in this War. We see a snapshot of life and it is a lovely thing. Come, open this book and see why so many curriculums use this book to help students understand this time period. You won't regret it. Promise.


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    Dean'na 10-29-15
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    "Boring"

    Really boring not worth buying not a good book made me want to go to sleep

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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