The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Narrated by: Robin Miles
Series: The Vanderbeekers, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (254 ratings)

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The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically a member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have 11 days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded landlord just how wonderful they are...and all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.

©2017 Karina Yan Glaser (P)2017 Recorded Books Inc

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Great book! I would read it aloud instead...

This is an awesome story and a great read aloud for Christmas, but this performance is not good. The narrator doesn't read the dialogue well at all. They don't sound like real people. Speeding up to 1.10 was a significant improvement.

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Enjoyable read with heartwarming ending

I loved how the author developed the characters in this book. From the youngest child to each of the neighbors, each one was distinctly writing and fleshed out. I liked that the children weren't dumbed down. The ending was very touching and heartwarming.

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A very sweet and entertaining story

The Vanderbeekers of 141st street is a sweet story with slight adventure and real feelings. My sister and listened to it via audio, and I feel it's directed towards a younger audience, say 2nd to 5th graders. The story was cute; with a few unexpected twists, while all the while sticking to the main theme: one family joined together by the near loss of their beloved home. I would definitely recommend giving this story a go.

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Very good book 📚

I really like this book. It is very well written and the narrator is okay.

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Brilliant narration

This is a wonderful story, with a brilliant narrator. My kids have listened to this book numerous times already.

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Awesome!!!!!

We loved this moving story that is ultimately about hope and renewal. Highly recommend! One of our favorites thus far.

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sweet story

sweet story of family working together. great lessons to learn. our family very much enjoyed it

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The Vanderbeakers on 141st

I loved this book. It is a perfect mix of joy and sadness. An absaleutlty great children's book.

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I didn’t really like it it was kinda boring

I didn’t even like the first chapter it was no offense boring and some what dumb. sorry to write a bad review:(

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The vanderbeekers is a great book

It is one of the best series of all time, and I definitely recommend it for any child.

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  • Giannina Pellerano
  • 04-22-20

hey

loved it. super funny and smart book . the narrator was a very good one😁

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  • liezel
  • 01-17-20

Fantastically done

The narrator did an amazing job.as family we all really enjoyed it! Highly recommend the audiobook!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-19

Very well read

Narrator was excellent! Engaging story for all ages- full of heart and warmth. It was a pleasure to meet the Vanderbeekers.