When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother's warning about black people: "They are different, and they live differently."
But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip's head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.
©2002 Theodore Taylor; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A tense and moving experience." (Publishers Weekly)
"The lilting calypso intonation Boatman gives to Timothy, and his uniquely outrageous 'wisdom', transports the listener." (AudioFile)
I had downloaded this book to share with my students. The audio was of excellent quality. The students were able to better understand the dialect than if they had read it orally in class. Thanks for a great experience with audible.com
My mom read this book to me and my brothers at night in the hall while we were all in our beds. The story is excellent and the memory of hearing the words read out loud is still magical. I would imagine this title would translate beautifully to audio.
As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
This was one of my favorite books growing up. I am not disappointed in the audible reading.
I love the story of an old man teaching a child how to look past short comings. A great story about life and the surprises that come with.
Book club Beth
It was my favorite book I have ever read for school and I would recommend this book to any who loves reading books
The vivid description, intense action, and range of emotions.
Both Timothee and Philleep
Not sure. I think that I would enjoy it either way.
When Timothy dies and leaves Phillip to survive alone
Just a breath taking story about relationships, prejudice,hardship, and the will to survive.
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