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My Side of the Mountain Audiobook

My Side of the Mountain

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Publisher's Summary

Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods - all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, 40 dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.

©1999 Jean Craighead George; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA

What the Critics Say

"An extraordinary book...it will be read year after year." (The Horn Book)

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    Ron Lecanto, FL, USA 02-24-08
    Ron Lecanto, FL, USA 02-24-08
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    "revisiting a childhood classic"

    I like to have a book my 11-year-old son and I can share during drives. We listen to many classics on road trips or even just commutes to school and work.
    I remember reading My Side of the Mountain as a boy and when I came across it in Audible, I knew it would be perfect for our drive time.
    And it was, he seemed to truly enjoy it and I was taken back to my childhood as well. Is this great literature? hardly.. is it always accurate? no.. but it is still a good children's book and not so bad for an adult either.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Anthem, AZ, United States 07-05-10
    Linda Anthem, AZ, United States 07-05-10
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    "My favorite as a child"

    I first checked this book out of my school library in 1961. I was a 10 year old book worm from a dysfunctional alcoholic family who wanted to run away from them all and have total control of my life. I knew I couldn't do so, but did I ever enjoy reading about how Sam did it - and how, in the end, he realized he needed people in his life, too.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan United States 08-22-13
    Meghan United States 08-22-13
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    "As wonderful as I remembered, glad I shared w kids"

    I grew up LOVING this book. I was so thrilled to find it in audio before going on a car trip. The kids really enjoyed it and asked lots of great questions. We had to keep pausing to discuss the story, the setting, why the boy was doing what he was doing, etc.

    This was my first experiment sharing an audio book with the kids. I'm so glad I did. What a classic to start with!

    If you don't know anything about this book, it was a great book for kids to fantasize about back in the day... running away from it all and living off the land. As an adult that is way too plugged in, this is a great fantasy now, but where would I plug my charger? I wonder if there is cell signal on the mountain?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemarie Fishkill, NY, United States 06-17-10
    Rosemarie Fishkill, NY, United States 06-17-10
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    "Narration Could be Better"

    The novel was excellent; however, the reader was not very good. The story has a first person narration. The central character is an adolescent boy. However, the narrator doesn't sound like a teenage boy but rather like an adult reading to a child. This detracted from the listen.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Urcuquí, Ecuador 06-26-12
    Rick Urcuquí, Ecuador 06-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth Revisiting"

    I don't recall what promoted me to revisit this children's classic, but by the time I listened to it, I was staying in a small village in the Andes--not exactly a hollow tree, but close enough. That environment made listening to the tale a special experience that reading a book couldn't quite match. It's a simple story, though loaded with exquisite details of nature, and almost naively drawn by today's standards. Christian Rummel's youthful, almost breathless reading brings a wide-eyed, curious boy to life, and makes it work beautifully. If you'd ever wished you could run away and live in the woods, this is almost as good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lorian sound beach, NY, USA 07-29-09
    Lorian sound beach, NY, USA 07-29-09
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    "Not Jeff Woodman"

    I am incredibly disappointed in the fact that this is NOT the version that is read by Jeff Woodman. It's my own fault for not listening to the sample, but, all the same, when I heard that other voice reading for Sam Gribley, my heart sunk. Please purchase with caution, as the Jeff Woodman version is FAR superior. I don't know why this version even exists.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 02-24-13
    Christine Hoffman Estates, IL, United States 02-24-13
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    "10 y.o. boy - did not like (compared to Hatchet)"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    10 y.o. boy (ADD and dyslexic) read at his 4th grade teachers recommendation, immediately after finishing 'Hatchet'. Did NOT like it - no danger, the cartoon-ish Disney-like "everything was easy" did not ring true. He then wrote a paper comparing the 2 books (which was very successful).

    Mom: He isn't wrong in his assessment of "this just sounds too happy happy joy joy".


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-18-17
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    "IT IS AMAZING"

    IT IS AWESOME YOU HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK IF YOU DON'T YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nikki Dall 09-15-17
    Nikki Dall 09-15-17
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    "School"

    It's good it was an asinged book for me but it's a great book it's great

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    LESLIE BELL 08-12-17
    LESLIE BELL 08-12-17
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    "Meh..."

    It was just really boring I personally just didn't like the book it was just talking about how he survived just boring

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