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Fever 1793

Narrated by: Bailey Carr
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down.

At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.

©2000 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2018 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Narrator Bailey Carr gives a contemporary edge to 14-year-old Mattie in this new production of a stellar historical novel. Carr mines Anderson's talent for going deep into the hearts and minds of teens, giving Mattie a touch of defiant sass and dreamy hope. It's almost a jolt to hear the post-Revolutionary War diction in the dialogue, complete with accents and airs communicating the ethnic and social diversity of Philadelphia in 1793. When Mattie is plunged into the horror of the most severe yellow fever epidemic in U.S. history, Carr's gentle voice guides listeners through what seems like an apocalypse." (AudioFile magazine) 

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  • Maura
  • Falls Church, VA, United States
  • 07-29-18

Good book, unbearable narration

I love Laurie Halse Anderson’s books but I am going to have to reread this one to know whether I dislike it as much as I feel right now. The narration was *awful*...nearly every line of the first person narrator read in this pleading, whiny tone. It was endless. Even descriptive passages were read in a pleading whine. And when she was narrating legitimately tragic lines, the desperate tone was just annoying since the rest of the whole book was read in a slightly lower intensity desperate, pleading whine. I forced myself to finish it but found myself tuning out large chunks of time just because I couldn’t stand the reading. I can’t imagine how this reader was chosen. Stick to the book for this one!

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Great book!

Coincidentally, all three of my children read his book in school at the same time, so I listened to it on audio. The story was interesting and kept me engaged. It took me a little bit to get used to the reader, but

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  • Chloe
  • Billerica, Ma United States
  • 08-28-18

Very realistic and toching

Fever is one of the best books I've ever read! I listened to all 6 hours of reading in two days! You get feel and picture all the emotions Mattie feels. Its so real and very sad but touching. I would definitely listen to Fever 1793

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Timeless Book

Great overall story.
Great narration. I must admit I bumped up the narration speed to 1.15× to make the listen more enjoyable.
I loved the audible so much I wouldn't mind buying the physical book. Laurie Anderson really took me to 1793.

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  • Kerry
  • San Antonio,TX
  • 02-24-19

History Comes Alive

The reader of this book takes you back to the times of the Yellow Fever. I felt as tho I was living right alongside the main character, feeling every emotional event myself. Very well done.

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such an AMAZING book

it was so good you can't put the book down. I read it front to back and i so sad it ended. but overall 10 out of 10.😊😊😊😊😊😊📚📚📫

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  • Bridget
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 11-13-18

wow

Fantastic story , great narration I was heartbroken and overwhelmed throughout most of the book, then happy in the end.

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Really good, had a few gross and scary parts.

Was really well written. Had some gross and scary parts, I recommend for 11 and under to listen with adults. The girls voice was kinda creepy 🤡🤡


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Not that great

Would you try another book from Laurie Halse Anderson and/or Bailey Carr?

I think Bailey Carr was fine, but the story was really choppy. Everything is written in short little sentences like it was written for little kids. Characters were not that interesting...

Has Fever 1793 turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What three words best describe Bailey Carr’s voice?

Not that bad

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this book is amazing the voice fits the character

this book was amazing along with the fact that the voice fits the main character it was engaging

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