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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Audiobook

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

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Publisher's Summary

Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

©1990 Avi (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Jan 07-31-12
    Jan 07-31-12 Member Since 2011

    Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "Newberry Honor Book for a reason..."

    I read this Newberry Honor book aloud to my kids when they were pre-teens, enjoyed its exciting clipper ship setting then and enjoyed it again now. Although I had to suspend my disbelief a few times as the plot becomes ever more complicated... I found I was glad to do it. To me the narration was pretty good considering the variety of voices involved in the book and I honestly didn't notice loud inhaling. Heroine does a 180 degree change in beliefs, behavior, capability and self esteem which depending on your view may be good or bad. It made for some good thought questions and processing with my kids. Would be a fun family listen for cross country trip.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kythemom 05-15-12
    Kythemom 05-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Reader inhales noisily"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I didn't finish the book.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I will make sure I won't buy another book with this reader.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Yes. I have read this book in the past, so obviously I was interested enough to listen to the audio version.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The narrator Inhales loudly. constantly!
    I did not go beyond the first 5 minutes of the book because the reader just totally inhales very loud. I skipped ahead to chapter 7 to see if she changed her performance and she was still making the noise.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I am sorry I spent money on the book. I wont listen to it later either because of the narrators poor performance. I think I should get a refund!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jeannie Marcus 07-09-16
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    "Held me spellbound"

    Great tale. well written and spoken. worth the listen. Doesn't matter if it is true or not. I'm still not sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Busch 02-19-16
    Cindy Busch 02-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "We loved it!!"

    We loved listening to this in our 5th grade classroom!!It really saves a teacher's voice when the books are on audibles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Ginnane 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great hear!"

    This was a good book to listen with my teenage daughter. She started as uninterested and ended up learning a lot about a sailor's life and enjoying to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yenica 08-26-15
    Yenica 08-26-15
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    "book"

    this book is so intresting and wonderful I would read it again and again and again and on

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C. Leonard Eastern Pennsylvania 08-20-15
    C. Leonard Eastern Pennsylvania 08-20-15

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    "Simply Wonderful"

    Recommended by my great nephew, I listened to this book. Fastinating, exciting, wonder-filled and adventurous.

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    Amazon Customer 06-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "still a favorite"

    I am 32 years old after first reading as a child till now listening to it on audio it is still my favorite book

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    samantha gaffan 03-02-15
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    "Childhood favourite!"
    Any additional comments?

    My mother used to take me and my siblings to the library every week to pick out an audio book to listen to before bed. I would check this exact audio book out every other week because I loved it so much!
    Since the switch over from cassette tapes to CD's, they got rid of it at the library which devastated me as a child!
    Recently I remembered how much I loved it growing up and was ecstatic to see it on Audible! This brings back so many happy memories! (Not to mention a fantastic story!)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Corona, CA, United States 03-09-14
    Danielle Corona, CA, United States 03-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible performance; Great book"
    What disappointed you about The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle?

    This book has so much excitement and intrigue, but the speaker is so awful! I would never reccomend listening to this book, read it - yes. But this is a preteen teen book, why the monotone expressionless voice???? So disappointing to my students.


    What didn’t you like about Alexandra O’Karma’s performance?

    Monotone, boring, & horrendous!!!! Where's the excitement that Avi wrote for this book?


    Any additional comments?

    Have a NEW voice done for this amazing book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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