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Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her. Because during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather has abandoned them for a six pack, and their big sister, Nell, who was left strict instructions to take care of them, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the loose. And so is a murderer and molester. Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is. And that she's next on his list. If nobody will believe her, she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo as best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors.

©2007 Lesley Kagen. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGo

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Astounding

The mystery of this story constantly kept you on your seat. The narrator/author was amazing. The story was told perfectly. If you want an amazing book, this would be good for you.

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REMEMBER

For all who remember playing in the neighborhood until the fireflies went to sleep...this book is for you. The story is both poignant and entreaties. The narration is top notch....You won't want Sky King....Roger and Out to ever come.....

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  • kt
  • 02-06-17

Great story. Wish I had read it instead of listened to it

I listened to the book instead of reading it. Had I read it, I think I would have enjoyed it much more. Great story with a great ending.

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A good, but sometimes rambling story

Would you try another book from Lesley Kagen and/or Lesley Kagen?

Probably not - althoug the story was good, the many side detours and made this a hard listen.

Would you recommend Whistling in the Dark to your friends? Why or why not?

It depends. We discussed this book in bookclub yesterday and the response was that half really liked it and the other half thought it was slow

Do you think Whistling in the Dark needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, the book tied up everything very nicely.

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Wonderfully told story

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

Absolutly. I love this character and how the author told the story from her point of view, showing us the time and setting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Whistling in the Dark?

I loved all of it, but I guess the introduction to the main characters world was amazingly done. I love the way she thinks.

Have you listened to any of Lesley Kagen???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not yet, but I have purchased two of her other books and am waiting anxiously for audible to do 'A Thousand Tomorrows

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

not sure

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  • Bette
  • Gustine, CA, United States
  • 06-02-12

Nice little tennage read

I was disappointed that the reviews made this sound like a mature person's read. Okay story, mostly written simply and for young adults

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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i wanted to like it

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The premise was good, good reviews, but, I was bored to death. I couldn't even get half way through

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Delightful!!

I found this book so delightful because I to was 10 years old in Milwaukee in 1959. The memories it evoked were wonderful. It captured the era exactly. I lived a few miles west of the area described. I think the author captured the perspective of a 10 year old very well.