Homecoming

Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
Series: Tillerman Family, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
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On Saturday morning, 13-year-old Dicey Tillerman sits in the car at the shopping mall with her younger sister and two brothers. Momma had said, "You be good." Then she walked away. They wait for a day and a night, but Momma never comes back. Finally, Dicey decides the children should go to Bridgeport, Connecticut where Aunt Cilla lives. Maybe Momma is waiting for them there. But they don't have enough money to take the bus. Determined to keep the family together, Dicey sets off on foot with her siblings in search of Aunt Cilla. Soon, she discovers that finding a home and making one aren't always the same thing. Newbery Award-winning author Cynthia Voigt has captured the hearts of millions of young adults with her poignant tale of a young girl struggling with adult responsibilities. With her glowing narration, Barbara Caruso vividly brings to life each exciting adventure the children experience as they travel in search of a place to call home.
©1981 Cynthia Voigt (P)1992 Recorded Books,LLC

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  • KP
  • 04-20-17

The BEST audible book!

The story had me laughing, crying, and on the edge with anxiety... touching and dear! Narrator was superb!

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loved it as much as I did when I was 12 ... more!

Loved it then, loved it now. Adventure, family, beautiful imagery... just a great story, beautifully written and perfect for kids and adults alike.

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My teen favorite series

Rereading all Vogt's books as an adult. Still just as good! It's interesting to read it with a different perspective on life.

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great story

I loved this book. you get lost in the journey of Dicey and her siblings.

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Awesome!!!🤗❤️ - Cora James- Athens GA

I really enjoyed this book. The story reminds me of the Boxcar Children,it has the same theme to it. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic fiction,or anyone who likes a good book.📖

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I loved it so so so very much. My most favorite book prodly so far

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Awesome Nostalgic Book

I am so glad that audible had this book in their library. I had this as a book as a little girl and I have been wanting to read it again as a teen and adult. It had brought back memories, this was one of my favorite books. Thank you. I enjoyed listening to it and getting lost within the story.

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Good book 👍

We had to read this book for school, so I used audible. It was pretty good. I can never really find a book that interests me, and since it was mandatory to read this book, I did an audio book to keep me more interested. I found some parts of the book boring and repetitive, but overall it was a good story.

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Just as good as I remember

Read this book as a preteen and was completely bowled over by the characters' fortitude during their journey to find family and shelter. Truly transformative story.

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  • aw
  • 03-07-17

Held my attention!

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

Yes I would definitely recommend this to a friend because this was an interesting story, of children ranging in age from 7 to 13, trying to find a safe place to just live, and the adventures that brought them there.

What other book might you compare Homecoming to and why?

This had the adventurous style of Dodger by Pratt.

What does Barbara Caruso bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She can change her voice to sound like different people. a very good narrator! She is easy to listen to, and shows emotion.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but it was a very good book, and kept things going, remained interesting...

Any additional comments?

Go through to the end of the book, you'll enjoy it!

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  • Amanda
  • 07-23-10

One of my favourite books

I really enjoyed listening to this. The narration was slow and steady so you could enjoy it fully.
Although written for children, the series can be enjoyed by all ages. Dicey and her little family will captivate you so you will hope that their long journey will take them Home.

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  • Sioux
  • 11-25-14

Utterly boring, slow and repetitive

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Somebody who has time to waste

Has Homecoming put you off other books in this genre?

Definitely by this author

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Did not finish it as got to the point when I had had enough and would not even recommend it.

What character would you cut from Homecoming?

Not worth commenting on.

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This book should have been radically culled. If we heard about the children's food choices (mostly the same) and the dreary monotonous listing of every tiny detail once, the same tune was played over and over. Just dreadful. I got to the end of the first half and lost the will to carry on.. Believe me I tried to be fair and hoped it would get better...so have no idea how it ends.

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  • Helen
  • 11-30-14

dull

What was most disappointing about Cynthia Voigt’s story?

Story just plodded on, couldn't engage with the characters, dull storyline, eventually gave up listening

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

It was read quiet well.

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  • Rachel
  • 09-10-18

A true classic

I remembered this book as one I couldn’t put down when I first read it about age 10. I read it again and it was still just as good.