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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,993 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Voigt Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Award-winning novelist for young adults, Cynthia Voigt creates this moving tale of a youngster discovering genuine family love. If Jeff is perfect, maybe his father won't leave like his mother. Narrator Jeff Woodman holds listeners spellbound as he narrates the teenage boy's poignant struggles to accept himself before he can really know others. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn(e) Schmidt | 1/27/2014

    " The book seemed dry overall, but a good read for a lazy day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/24/2014

    " More from Cynthia Voigt. Remembering this book makes me realize that it's a rare thing: the teen book that does this good a job getting inside someone's head (a boy, too!) and evoking a sense of place (South Carolina). I have *always* remembered the last sentence of this book: (view spoiler)["Poor Melody, he thought for the last time, watching her walk around the house and away; she never knew what the real treasures were." (hide spoiler)] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 anna lete' | 1/7/2014

    " I wish I could give this book more stars. It's just so great. I'll just read it again to be able to give it a good review...:D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zan | 12/25/2013

    " Although this book was not my favorite of Voigt's novels, "A Solitary Blue" was extremely touching and gave me a break from Dicey's life, but intertwined it with Jeff's in a compelling way. Through Jeff's eyes, you can see Dicey as most people see her, and you can experience the love and hate that encircle and ensnare Jeff and Melody. I loved this book, and though it took me a while to read, I'm glad I kept reading till the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 12/24/2013

    " I think I'm going to have to read them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Araceli | 12/18/2013

    " I learned that you should never, EVER judge a book by it's cover from this book. When I grabbed it off the shelf of the library, I didn't really expect it to be so good, but did it prove me wrong. I found it to be a really great book that totally engrossed me with a different view of things. The ending really got me thinking about everything that had happened to each of the characters and I learned myself that the really valuable treasures aren't the ones that can make you rich, but the ones that have a special meaning and memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liza Wiemer | 12/17/2013

    " This is the third book I have read in the Tillerman Family series by Cynthia Voigt. HOMECOMING and DARCY'S SONG were excellent too! I read those books a long time ago, but didn't continue with the series until now. I'm glad I did. Exceptional, brilliant, emotional. Jeff, the main character, is a young man with many complex emotions and experiences. Boys will be able to relate to him, his trials and tribulations - troubled relationships w/ family & friends- and girls will find it refreshing to find a male character with depth. Though this series is twenty + years old, it's a classic that everyone should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/6/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books when i was younger. I remember reading this several times totally able to relate. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribel reyes | 12/6/2013

    " Third book in a series, each book in itself if great. Must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/1/2013

    " Sad and enlightening. A book that everyone should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥●•x..MaŇìi BâBiiε→Anutha StoRiiε.. | 11/1/2013

    " dis bukk itz very pecuLiar..but interestinq.! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie M. | 8/24/2013

    " I always loved this book the most out of all the Tillerman novels. Partly because I like Jeff, but mostly because I sort of am Jeff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lavinia | 6/10/2013

    " Another great book in the "Tillerman" series. I liked "Homecoming" and "Dicey's Song" but had never read this book about Jeff Greene and his troubled childhood. The author really makes you feel for Jeff and the emotional roller-coaster his parents put him through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/11/2013

    " This is not a sequel, but a companion book to "Dicey's Song," which is the sequel to Homecoming. I think I liked this book a bit more than "Dicey's Song," but both were enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lotte | 10/25/2012

    " A companion book to Homecoming and Dicey's Song, I enjoyed the complex relationships Voigt explores in this volume. Love and life and family are complicated affairs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/24/2012

    " excellent. just excellent. not the story i was expecting at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 7/23/2012

    " Not an action-packed book, but it had a good message and didn't turn out how I initially expected it to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BajiGirl | 6/23/2012

    " loved but it:) was really sad:( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emilia | 3/31/2012

    " I had to read this book as an assignment in class. I found this book completely pointless and lagging. The worst thing I've read by far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 2/25/2012

    " wow, this is one messed up family! Great character development, though not an uplifting read. Gives the reader a few things to chew on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/30/2012

    " I love how Voigt's characters have strengths and weaknesses. She is unafraid of showing the chinks in the armor. I loved this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannette | 12/23/2011

    " Another good book from the Tillerman series. This one concerns Jeff, who plays a part in Dicey's Song. A coming-of-age story, beautiful and real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison Remigio | 10/8/2011

    " I have read it before but I just loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 danielle | 8/16/2011

    " What a good "cycle" of books. Voigt's characters are complex, complicated, deeply human. These are satisfying books to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emilia | 5/28/2011

    " I had to read this book as an assignment in class. I found this book completely pointless and lagging. The worst thing I've read by far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn | 5/3/2011

    " This book is just as good as the previous two books in this series, if not better. I love that Voigt stepped out of the Tillermans and gave the reader a chance to see Dicey's world from another point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 4/14/2011

    " More from Cynthia Voigt. Remembering this book makes me realize that it's a rare thing: the teen book that does this good a job getting inside someone's head (a boy, too!) and evoking a sense of place (South Carolina). I have *always* remembered the last sentence of this book: [spoilers removed] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 4/11/2011

    " I couldn't put this book down. I think it would make a great book club book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 3/11/2011

    " wow, this is one messed up family! Great character development, though not an uplifting read. Gives the reader a few things to chew on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madison | 3/7/2011

    " I have read it before but I just loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douceline | 2/13/2011

    " so far so good it was awesomre "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelby | 1/5/2011

    " Haven't started yet... Its for school though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/9/2010

    " Really, really good. I loved Voigt growing up, and can read her books over and over. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aßßzßook | 11/4/2010

    " not my favorite book.... slow and boring.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/2/2010

    " Sad and enlightening. A book that everyone should read. "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Voigt

Cynthia Voigt is the acclaimed author of many books, including Dicey’s Song, winner of the Newbery Medal; A Solitary Blue, winner of a Newbery Honor; and Homecoming. For the body of her work, Cynthia Voigt was honored with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults. She lives with her husband in Maine.

About the Narrator

Jeff Woodman is an actor and narrator. He is a winner of the prestigious Audie Award and a six-time finalist. He has received twenty Earphones Awards and was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics, as well as one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine. As an actor, he originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S. F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby.