Tales from Alcatraz
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    Al Capone Does My Shirts | Gennifer Choldenko

    Al Capone Does My Shirts

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gennifer Choldenko
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (152)

    Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden's daughter's countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who's not like other kids.

    Not what I was expecting, but it was good

    When I first saw the title of this book, I assumed it was going to be funny or quirky. However, this book was more on the serious side. I still..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2012 by Barbara (Plano, TX, United States)
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    Al Capone Shines My Shoes | Gennifer Choldenko

    Al Capone Shines My Shoes

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Gennifer Choldenko
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    It's 1935. Moose Flanagan lives on Alcatraz with his family, the other families of the guards, and a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, mad dog murderers and a handful of bank robbers too. And one of those cons has just done him a big favor. You see, Moose has never met Al Capone, but a few weeks ago Moose wrote a letter to him asking him to use his influence to get his sister, Natalie, into a school she desperately needs in San Francisco.

    Another Good Book

    I like how the author turns history into a very interesting story. Kirby Heyborne is a great narrator!

    Reviewed on July 15 2011 by Crystal (California)
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    Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 | Gennifer Choldenko

    Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gennifer Choldenko
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (30)

    Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself....

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