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The Kite Rider
- By: Geraldine McCaughrean
- Narrated by: Cynthia Bishop, the Full Cast Family
- Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
A soaring story that will sweep listeners from the docks of China to the court of Kublai Khan as young Haoyou learns to ride the winds strapped to a great scarlet kite in the traveling circus of the Great Miao.
Unique historical section; great story!
- By M. Hughes on 07-23-04
Great story; excellent writer
We got this for our GATE 3rd grader for a 1000 mile trip. It was our first Audible.com book. We ran out of the public library's books on tape for kids. Excellent cultural color and mature themes of blind obedience, fate, honor, love, etc. My son thought some parts were enthralling, but a bit intense (for his 8 years). He has since picked up her other books in print and has ploughed through with enthusiasm.
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