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One Mississippi | [Mark Childress]

One Mississippi

Yankee transplant Daniel Musgrove can't seem to fit in at his Mississippi high school. When he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins, things look up. But then the two boys' battles with a local bully escalate into a violent act that rocks the town.
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Yankee transplant Daniel Musgrove can't seem to fit in at his Mississippi high school. When he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins, things look up. But then the two boys' battles with a local bully escalate into a violent act that rocks the town.

©2006 Mark Childress; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Bob Takoma Park, MD, United States 06-13-07
    Bob Takoma Park, MD, United States 06-13-07 Member Since 2005
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    "A great listen, if not great literature"

    Mark Childress has written one exceptional novel (Tender) and several good reads of varying quality. One Mississippi works well for me as a great listen, an almost ideal audiobook if you find appealing an easy-to-absorb, engaging, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, often over-the-top coming of age story. It features a cast of lively characters, some rendered with depth and striking originality, and all aided by a narrator whose diverse voices become more winning and convincing as the story unfolds.
    The story has some unusual and original conceits and flourishes, but overall I enjoyed the entertainment too much to question the unevenness and improbabilities that may bother other listeners. The climatic scene, I'm sure, will be rightly criticized as derivative, out of place in a story set in early 1970s Mississippi, unbelievable and maybe a cheap shot. I still did not want the story to end, and loved the parting image of a sky blue Pinto rocketing down the highway into the Mississippi night.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    EL Charlotte, NC, United States 12-10-10
    EL Charlotte, NC, United States 12-10-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Dragged on and on"

    I purchased this because of the reviews, but I thought it dragged on and on. I finished it, but kept checking my iPod to see how much more time was left. I'm really surprised by all the great reviews. It was just an average story in which the author took way too much time discussing characters and their issues - all of which meant nothing in the end.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Miranda Austin, TX, United States 11-12-07
    Miranda Austin, TX, United States 11-12-07 Member Since 2004

    The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.

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    "5 Stars"

    This book was one of the best books I have had the pleasure of listening to in a while. The narrator did an excellent job of the southern accent. There is nothing worse than a botched southern accent in an audiobook. It is easy to listen to and hard to turn off. I was sad when it was over. Like I lost a friend... :)

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 01-08-11
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 01-08-11 Member Since 2010

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "Different kind of book for me"

    This book was quite interesting as I don't usually read books written for teens. Jeff Woodman is my favorite narrator and I find any book that he narrates wonderful. Once again he brought me into the story by making me able to visualize each character and watch their part of the book unfold

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul HARRISBURG, PA, United States 09-01-10
    Paul HARRISBURG, PA, United States 09-01-10 Member Since 2008
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    "good book, excellent narrator"

    This was a good audible-- the narrator was wonderful. Started out very light and brought back memories as the era of the book was the same as my high school years. Well done characters. The end was not what I was expecting and the themes were different from what I expected but the book was very well done.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sandro Bento Gonçalves, Brazil 02-23-08
    Sandro Bento Gonçalves, Brazil 02-23-08
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    "There isn`t enough starts for this one!"

    One Mississippi is for sure one of funniest books of all time, period. It is a fast moving book and very easy to listen to. The narrator Jeff Woodman really does a great job impersonating all the different characters of the story. I really felt in love with the drama of the principal character, Daniel Musgrove and had to keep listen to it many times after the first run because this is one of those books that we wish will never end. This is the ultimate teen tragic comedy of the seventies. Really worth listening at this one. As for me all I can say is that I can`t stop listen to it over and over.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States 08-01-09
    Rebecca Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States 08-01-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great writing, wonderful narration!"

    I think I've found another favorite narrator. The narrator's voice makes this book go from really good to great!

    The plot summary given can't really express what the book is about - there are too many twists and turns to fully describe it. I found myself surprised by some of the happenings and was pleased at not being able to predict the outcome.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kerri D Hudson Bowie, Texas 06-18-14
    Kerri D Hudson Bowie, Texas 06-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "You never know what twist will come next!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Mississippi to be better than the print version?

    This book kept me hooked the whole way through to the end. It is definitely one of my favorite listens!! Great job!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daniel and Tim


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I caught myself laughing out loud many times


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandro Bento Gonçalves, Brazil 11-25-13
    Sandro Bento Gonçalves, Brazil 11-25-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "There ins't enough stars for this one!"
    What made the experience of listening to One Mississippi the most enjoyable?

    One Mississippi is for sure one of funniest books of all time, period. It is a fast moving book and very easy to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really felt in love with the drama of the principal character, Daniel Musgrove, and had to keep listen to it many times after the first run because this is the ultimate teen tragic comedy of the seventies.


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

    The narrator Jeff Woodman really does a great job impersonating all the different characters of the story.


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

    Definetely, this is one of those books that we wish will never end.


    Any additional comments?

    Really worth listening at this one. As for me all I can say is that I can`t stop listen to it over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Reney Dunedin, FL, United States 05-20-12
    Reney Dunedin, FL, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2010

    I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!

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    "Excellent "Coming of Age" Tale"
    If you could sum up One Mississippi in three words, what would they be?

    deliciously Southern-fried


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character was my absolute favorite! I really loved his observations of life in the South and will never forget his colorful family!


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    Nice voice, pleasant to listen to!


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

    Oh, yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Get it - definitely worth a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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