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.
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Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
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.
I didn't finish the book.
I will make sure I won't buy another book with this reader.
Yes. I have read this book in the past, so obviously I was interested enough to listen to the audio version.
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.
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!
Alexandra O'Karma did a fabulous job with this story. Having previously read the book, she portrayed Charlotte just as I had imagined her to be, not to mention the great job she did with all of the other characters. Now I am interested in both more stories by Avi and more performances by Alexandra O'Karma!!!
I had to read this book back in 6th grade and i fell in love with it. now at age 24 I found this book again and it was just as epic as the first time I read it.
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.
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