On the Far Side of the Mountain

Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
Series: My Side of the Mountain, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (270 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The classic story of wilderness survival continues in this action-packed sequel. Filled with authentic woodland lore and exciting adventure, On the Far Side of the Mountain takes listeners back to Sam Gribley's treehouse in the Catskill Mountains, where he begins a dangerous fight for his pet falcon's freedom.

©1990 Jean Craighead George (P)1995 Recorded Books

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lovely book

was as good as the first book.
I love all the details.
can not wait to listen to the third book
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One of the best books we’ve listened to!

We listened to the first book, My Side of the Mountain and loved it. This book, however, was so much richer—which is hard to believe I’m saying because the first book was SO good. The first book is more about life on the mountain and this book was a compelling and developing story. Many falconry and trail-finding details. We listened with our 4, 5, and 8 year olds. Everyone loved it!

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Very good for the sequel of a fantastic book.

I was very worried about this not living up to the first book, but it ended up being an excellent continuation of the series. I enjoyed it for slightly different reasons than I did the first. The first was more focused on survival and the processes of it while this book was focused more on the drama in the storyline and Sam coming to accept change from his ideal, rural setting.

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A worthy sequel

It was difficult to picture a story that would live up to My Side of the Mountain, but this book does, while taking us on a whole new adventure.

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Creative pleasant story

The only thing I would say negatively about this story, is that the main character can be some what selfish and almost more childish than he was in the first book but maybe that was on purpose....oh well. Didn't bother me too much.

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wonderful story, great reader

I loved this story. read it as a kid and loved it then. came back to it as an adult and enjoyed it just as much if not more.

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great sequel

when this book started I was questioning if it could stand up to my side of the mountain and it started slow and didn't have much to do a survival like the original but somehow it managed to pay respect to the original buy diving deeper into respect of nature and closing out the story in a more adult fashion that explains the future of our main character

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Awesome sequel !

Just as good as the first book and maybe better ! "On the Far Side of the Mountain " is a must read for all ages . I am 9 years old and I love this book . Any sensible person young and old will love this book! Highly recommend this book! Is even better if you have read the first book "My Side of the Mountain." Amazing sequel to the first!

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Okay Novel, The 1st Novel of the Series was Better

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, simply because I'm reading a book.

What could Jean Craighead George have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

To be honest, I really did not care for this sequel to the first novel. However, I cannot say for sure what Jean could have done to make it more enjoyable. Because I feel like anything I say would change the purpose of the sequel, so I would have to say leave the sequel as it is.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Woodman?

The narrator from the first novel would have been my preference. Christian Rummel was his name. Jeff was a great narrator, but something about the way Christian read the story sounded better. For one thing, he narrated a little faster, which I was very pleased about. Because Jeff's narrating, I have to admit, sometimes made me want to stop listening and read it on my own.

Was On the Far Side of the Mountain worth the listening time?

Yes, after listening to the first novel I had to listen to the second. And the last novel of the series is definitely on my list as well.

Any additional comments?

Nope.

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On the far side of the mountain

The story should’ve ended with Sam having frightful back. Do you shadow work on that to make sure readers are happy about it.