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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Newton Peck Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780307245861
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Originally published in hardcover in 1972, A Day No Pigs Would Die was one of the first young adult books, along with titles like The Outsiders and The Chocolate War. In it, author Robert Newton Peck weaves a story of
a Vermont boyhood that is part fiction, part memoir. The result is a moving coming-of-age story that still resonates with teens today.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Reading this book is like sipping hot cider in front of a crackling potbellied stove. Every page is suffused with wit and charm and glowing with warmth. Newsweek
  • A lovely book. . . . Honest, moving, homely in the warm and simple sense of the word. . . . It is small, accepting and loving and it succeeds perfectly. Boston Globe
  • You’ll find yourself caught up in the novel’s emotion from the very opening scene. . . . Love suffuses every page. The New York Times
  • "With plenty of Yankee common sense and dry wit, and some pathos as the boy at 13 takes on the duties of a man. For boys of this age and for the young of any age. School Library Journal.

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/18/2011

    " I read this book in the 1970's when I was maybe 13. It was the first book I had ever read that made me cry - and that was such an incredible experience. I have been afraid to read the book again - for fear that the reality won't live up to my memory! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 5/17/2011

    " This was written to speak to young children on the cruel facts on life back in the old pioneer days of yore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 5/13/2011

    " great book with a sober theme of what real farm life is like. You will also like "Where the red fern grows" if you like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/15/2011

    " Somehow managed to refrain from reading A Day No Pigs Would Die for all these years since middle school. I now happen to think it's one of the most beautiful pieces of literature I have ever experienced. Simple, wise, incredibly visceral. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/7/2011

    " A wonderful book that brings tears when it ends....an amazing, insightful and mature boy who could teach volumes to young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 3/25/2011

    " Really sad book but written amazingly. This is probably my favorite book of all time and it does a great job of really showing emotion through the text. Not for the faint of heart, but definitely a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin H | 3/24/2011

    " was a relativley good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 3/15/2011

    " A lovely story about a country boy and his love for his father, his pig and his neighbors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/11/2011

    " Second favorite young adult book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hailey | 3/7/2011

    " It was alright. Things weren't explained as well as I would have liked, and the story jumped around a lot, and I didn't see much of a meaning behind the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mattf | 3/4/2011

    " This book was ok, but had a sad ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 3/2/2011

    " We read this in class and I really enjoyed the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/15/2011

    " Honestly, I can't remember a thing about this book, BUT I remember reading it in elementary and really liking it. I'm pretty sure I cried, but I can't even remember why...maybe I should reread it before I review it... "

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About the Narrator

Lincoln Hoppe is an accomplished actor of stage and screen with several films, plays, television shows, and numerous audiobooks to his credit. His audiobook narrations have earned him nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. His diverse voice characterizations can be heard on animated films, video games, and commercials across the globe. He is a member of the Lost Angeles Comedy Sportz Improv Company.