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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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.
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!)
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.
Monotone, boring, & horrendous!!!! Where's the excitement that Avi wrote for this book?
Have a NEW voice done for this amazing book.
I'm what Willis was talking about!
I recommend this book highly! It's a great adventure from start to finish. You'll be sad to see it end!
I used both print and audio in my classroom and the kids loved it.
Great book for younger teens (12-15), with a female adventurer.
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!
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