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Elizabeth George Speare

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  • The Sign of the Beaver | Elizabeth George Speare

    The Sign of the Beaver

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Greg Schaffert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At just 12 years old, Matt must face serious challenges in the Maine wilderness while awaiting his father's return to their cabin. When he is saved from a terrifying bee swarm attack by an Indian chief and his grandson Attean, Matt gains a valuable friend in the young Indian boy.

    Dave says: "Progressive Yet Problematic"
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
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    Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely.

    E. Dickson says: "Listen with a friend or relative!!"
  • The Bronze Bow | Elizabeth George Speare

    The Bronze Bow

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Mary Woods
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    After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge. Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey.

    Laura says: "BORING read of a not boring story."
  • The Bronze Bow | Elizabeth George Speare

    The Bronze Bow

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Pete Bradbury
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    As a young boy, 18-year-old Daniel witnessed his father’s crucifixion at the hands of the Romans. Consumed by hate, his one desire is to drive the legions from Israel. But as he works with a band of outlaws using guerrilla tactics, he also begins to pay attention to the teachings of a wandering rabbi from a nearby town. Caught between his desire for revenge and the demands of his family, Daniel goes repeatedly to hear Jesus preach. Each time he leaves disappointed that Jesus doesn’t take a stand against the Romans. Will Daniel learn to heed the message of forgiveness before his violent lifestyle leads to disaster?

    Renee Galinski says: "Good Book ."
  • Calico Captive | Elizabeth George Speare

    Calico Captive

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
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    One early morning in 1754 an Indian raid on a small New Hampshire settlement shatters all young Miriam Willard’s hopes and dreams. Suddenly she and her family are victims of the French and Indian War. Forced to march north to Canada, they will either be held captive by the Indians or sold to the French as slaves. After the nerve-wracking experience of running an Indian gauntlet, Miriam is sold to a wealthy French family in Montreal. Held captive for a ransom that may never arrive, she longs for the handsome young soldier she left behind.

  • Calico Captive | Elizabeth George Speare

    Calico Captive

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Elizabeth George Speare
    • Narrated By C.M. Hébert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Early one morning in 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by shrill war whoops and the terror of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day which had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.

    Rebecca Huff says: "Exciting-- unexpected twists-- ended too abruptly"
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