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  • My Brother Sam Is Dead

  • By: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
  • Narrated by: John C. Brown
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 186

Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother, Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother, Sam, go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just kept listening

  • By Dana on 03-23-09

Good story for my 5th graders, but . . .

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book was fine historical fiction.

Any additional comments?

The first 30 seconds are loud and clear. After that it sounds like you're hearing it under water or from the car next to you at a stoplight.