My Brother Sam Is Dead

Narrated by: John C. Brown
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (336 ratings)

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Prolific writer James Lincoln Collier collaborates with his brother, Christopher, a distinguished historian, and the Revolutionary War comes alive in this contemporary classic for young adults. Here is a war with no clear-cut loyalties - dividing families, friends, and towns. Young Tim Meeker watches his 16-year-old brother, Sam, go off to fight with the Patriots while his father remains a reluctant British Loyalist in the Tory town of Redding Ridge, Connecticut. Over the course of the war, Tim learns that life teaches some bitter lessons and doesn't guarantee clear answers.

My Brother Sam Is Dead is a stirring, probing tale full of action and suspense, putting listeners right into the heart of the Revolutionary War.

©1974 James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier (P)1996 Audio Bookshelf
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Just kept listening

I'm rating this for my 12 year old son who just kept listening to the book. He loves historical fiction and this book was no exception. I downloaded it on a whim for him and he sat for close to the entire time just listening to it! 4 hours of grabbing a 12 year old boys attention says a lot in my opinion.

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sounded like Cailou

What a horrible reading- I can't believe I paid for this. The audio quality is awful, the reader's inflection is terrible, just overall poor quality.

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Another excellent book this year

We loved this book as a family and loved the narrator. Voice that is easy to understand and interesting to follow along with the book. We had several great conversations about this book.

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decent

the story was good, although narrow. quality of audio was poor. all in all decent for a younger crowd or someone who era specific books (war books)

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Poor sound quality

Great book, terrible sound quality. Sounds like It was recorded in a bathroom and was muffled really bad

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My brother Sam is dead

Wow! This story really got me emotional and the action was continuously shocking. I want to read more from this author.

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A work of art.

the book was amazing the story was great the narrator was great and I could easily follow the story.

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Great book!

This book is a very sad but entertaining story during WWII. It shows the effects of a war on a country.

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Great Historical Novel

This award winning book takes one back to a time of the American Revolution and the price of war. I read it with my 6th grade class. They were engaged and enjoyed it. It brought that time back to life for them, and they connected with the characters.

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Bad audio

The story is great, a classic. However, the audio was very quiet and difficult to hear. I had to have it at full volume and still strained. An updated version would be appreciated.