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Publisher's Summary

Meet Maxwell Kane, narrator of Freak the Mighty. He's a timid soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding the world. But when a new kid moves in next door, Max's life changes forever. The two outcasts form the "normal" world team up to become "Freak the Mighty".

Like knights of old, they defend the weak, right every wrong - and solve the mystery of Max's past - proving once and for all that courage comes in all sizes.

©1993 Rodman Philbrick (P)1996 Random House, Inc.

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A Mighty book for fifth graders

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend the book to a colleague.I listened to be able to multi-task and be ready to discuss with students.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Freak the Mighty were my favorite characters!! The two outcasts complement each other.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Great book and message!

This book is perfect for middle school and up. As an adult, I was thoroughly entertained. The language was witty, yet understandable for younger kids. The naration was excellent.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Devastatingly beautiful.

This book could not be put down. It was heartbreaking, sweet, and innocent. It warmed the heart and wetted the eyes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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good book but sad

i liked it but is was very sad at the end😒😭 it had a twist

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Olga
  • Van Nuys, CA, United States
  • 05-26-11

Could be better!

Some middle school students that heard the recording were not hoocked by the voice. Great for older students who have a difficulty reading the book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Keysha
  • Loxley, AL, United States
  • 11-11-10

Freak the Mighty

This was my first audio book I have ever listened to. I really enjoyed the book and this was some great writing. I can't wait to see the movie now! There is some material that in my opinion would not be suited for a young child. It was good!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Awesome

I loved this book so muck I might have cried a little you should read this. It can touch your heart.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I feel as through I was right along side Max and K

I feel as through I was right along side Max and Kevin, the book was the best I have read in a long time. thank you for thinking about and appreciating life more.

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Best story ever!!

This story has everything in it. What a great story about friendship! The characters are lovable and memorable!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great story

The performance was lack luster perhaps by design. Just wish there had been a touch more emotion. The story is supposed to be written as though someone were talking and not writing.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful