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Editorial Reviews

Alger’s classic is just the type of inspirational rags-to-riches story you expect from him. At the book’s center is Harry, a 14-year-old who overcomes multiple challenges after leaving home to find work so that he can repay his father’s debt. Narrator MacLeod Andrews gives a terrific performance, creating unique voices for the book’s central characters. The multiple personalities Andrews employs provide a sense of realism and optimism, which complement a story wholly consistent with Alger’s message that hard work can mean the difference between success and failure. While designed for teens and juveniles, Alger’s work continues to have universal appeal, making this book appropriate for listeners of all ages.

Publisher's Summary

An inspirational story about how individual traits and efforts help one to rise and progress. It is the story that eloquently compares and contrasts between two characters, their attitudes, efforts and consequently their success and failure. The book remains an inspiration for those who are ready to put in efforts and move ahead in life.
Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Macleod Andrews gives a terrific performance, creating unique voices for the book’s central characters. The multiple personalities Andrews employs provide a sense of realism and optimism, which complement a story wholly consistent with Alger’s message that hard work can mean the difference between success and failure. While designed for teens and juveniles, Alger’s work continues to have universal appeal, making this book appropriate for listeners of all ages." (AudioFile)

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This is my first book using audible and what a book to start with. Horatio is indeed a great writer and proves it again here. The scenes are so beautifully captured that we just see them unfolding in front of my eyes. The narrator was too good. Cant wait to read the next volume.

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  • Richard Anthony Powell
  • 11-22-17

A very good story for younger people<br />

A charming moral story for both young and old people. A good tool for teachers.