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Peak Audiobook
Peak
Written by: 
Roland Smith
Narrated by: 
Ramon De Ocampo
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Peak Audiobook

Peak

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Publisher's Summary

Peak Marcello is a 14-year-old who loves to climb things. Unfortunately, living in New York City makes his hobby difficult. After a run-in with the law, Peak is presented with two options: endure Juvenile Detention or reconnect with his estranged father, who runs a climbing operation in Thailand. The choice is easy for Peak, but his father has an ulterior motive for their reunion: he wants his son to risk his life and become the youngest person to ever scale Mount Everest.

Roland Smith's novels for young adults have received wide acclaim, from publications such as Library Journal and Booklist, for their intense realism.

©2007 Roland Smith; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

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    M. Ryder 03-31-16
    M. Ryder 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Recommended By Daughter"

    My teenage daughter has read Peak about 3 times and likes it so much, that she keeps wanting me to read it as well to get my opinion of it. After lots of persuading me to do so, I finally decided to give it a try. Although it is not up to the same level as her recommendation of Fault In Our Stars, it was still pretty decent, with good character development, a nice storyline, and strong narration. The story itself was quite heart warming, and I especially enjoyed the way the author chose to end Peak's journey. Not sure I would recommend this book to other adults, but for the younger audience, it is certainly worth listening to. It

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hannah Caniff 04-11-16
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    "Great Book"
    Would you try another book from Roland Smith and/or Ramon De Ocampo?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    In regards to the recording- it would be nice if we could choose which chapters to read. I had a hard time finding where my kids were because each class was in different places and there are no markers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline 06-02-15
    Jacqueline 06-02-15
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    "Well crafted story with great themes & characters."
    If you could sum up Peak in three words, what would they be?

    Important lessons.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Zopa is my favorite because of his wisdom.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The summit of Mt. Everest.


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

    Climb high, sleep low.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Christian 02-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    I read this book it was a great book for a kid. If was about a kid in juvenile hall than his dad bailed him out. Peak will face big challenges to try to reach the top

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linmarie 08-12-10
    Linmarie 08-12-10
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    "excellent for reluctant readers"

    Roland Smith's books have by far been the most intriguing to my students who would rather be running than reading. His settings and story lines, though somewhat fantastic, are yet believable and compelling. Peak is one of his best, and I hope Audible soon offers more of Roland Smith's work, such as Elephant Run and I.Q.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Misspiggy 07-14-16
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    "WOW!!"

    I liked how the story included great detail and was written in first person. This made it much more interesting and energetic. I also liked how the whole book was supposed to be Peak's (the main character's) story as a homework assignment. I recommend this book to people who enjoy adventure, but also a little social issues.

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    Jacob Wyatt 06-20-16
    Jacob Wyatt 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "and six hours later..."

    had to finish it all in one take.i read this book in high school. loved listening to it again 6 years later. great story. smooth narration. 5 stars

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    Robert 05-20-16
    Robert 05-20-16
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    "amazing"

    loved it so much
    want to listen or read it again
    highly recondmend
    amazing book
    loved the characters
    good storyline

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    Amazon Customer 09-03-15
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    "Good Moral"

    Enjoyed the story, cover family, friendship, and moral. only if the “gasp” can be real “gasp” rather then read aloud the word “gasp”

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    helle szkobel-wolff 10-07-07 Member Since 2004
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    "vfd"

    it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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