The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

By: Avi
Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (608 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

©1990 Avi (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

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oldie but a goodie

I remember listening to this book in middle school, completely enthralled with Charlotte's adventures at sea. The magic hasn't faded over the past twenty years. I strongly recommend this audiobook.

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Fabulous story narrated wonderfully!!!

Alexandra O'Karma did a fabulous job with this story. Having previously read the book, she portrayed Charlotte just as I had imagined her to be, not to mention the great job she did with all of the other characters. Now I am interested in both more stories by Avi and more performances by Alexandra O'Karma!!!

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We loved it!!

We loved listening to this in our 5th grade classroom!!It really saves a teacher's voice when the books are on audibles.

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Newberry Honor Book for a reason...

I read this Newberry Honor book aloud to my kids when they were pre-teens, enjoyed its exciting clipper ship setting then and enjoyed it again now. Although I had to suspend my disbelief a few times as the plot becomes ever more complicated... I found I was glad to do it. To me the narration was pretty good considering the variety of voices involved in the book and I honestly didn't notice loud inhaling. Heroine does a 180 degree change in beliefs, behavior, capability and self esteem which depending on your view may be good or bad. It made for some good thought questions and processing with my kids. Would be a fun family listen for cross country trip.

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Great story!

Our family loves good read aloud books and this one was awesome. Our second book by Avi and we can't wait to start another!

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Great story, weird voice

This is an excellent novel! My class thoroughly enjoyed the content, but endured the author's voice, which in all honesty was quite distracting.

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My favorite story!

This has been my favorite book since childhood. It's impossible to put down. The narrator does a great job of differentiating between characters, and portraying Charlotte while timid or bold!

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A bit disappointing

The narration was boring, the story was boring, I’m sorry but I WOULD recommend this to those who like action. The ending was disappointing but I won’t spoiled it. Thanks!

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Slow start

It's a slow start, but stick with it and it picks up! Excellent performance from the narrator.

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Not the best book

it was very strange and if you like pirates and delusional,power hunger captains and little crazy girl this is the book for you.

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  • 08-28-17

Brilliant Adventure book

I read this as a child and always meant to come back and re read it because I had enjoyed it so much. I wasn't disappointed! it was wonderful! perhaps a slightly more tame than I remembered but still a really brilliant adventure.
I always remember how thrilled I felt when I first read it, when Charlotte slices her hair off.... it was just as thrilling this time round too.
Definitely worth a read/listen, and definitely one to get for your kids, especially if you have girls (very empowering for little girls!) .