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Al Capone Does My Shirts Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Al Capone Does My Shirts (Unabridged), by Gennifer Choldenko
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.75 (16,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gennifer Choldenko Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It's 1935 and 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that's home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, Machine Gun Kelly, and of course, Al Capone. Now Moose has to try to fit in at his new school, avoid getting caught up in one of the warden's daughter's countless plots, and keep an eye on his sister Natalie, who's not like other kids.

All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents' expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away. Download and start listening now!


Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kristin Sprague | 2/18/2014

    " I truly enjoyed reading every bit of this book. I was sad when it was over because I was left wondering what happened next. I would use this is my classroom because even though it is set in a time in the past, it is full of dialogue and topics interesting to children of elementary age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Elizabeth Smitheram | 2/14/2014

    " Great book that deals with exceptionalities and family struggles. However, it is historical and ties in a great story line to a historical place that children will love. I would definitely recommend this book for students at the high elementary level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Morgan York | 2/10/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. I can somewhat relate to Moose because I had to move far away, from the rest of my family, friends and sports teams, when I was little. I cannot relate to having a sibling with a disability but I would love to work with children like that and want my masters in disabilities. This book was somewhat sad to me. I hate to see Moose left out because of how his parents are so busy with work or his sisters needs. I think this book would be a great read for older students or maybe even students who deal with the same things at home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " This month's book for book group. I liked it. It's interesting to see how families handled children with mental illnesses back in the 1930s. "

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About the Author
Author Gennifer Choldenko

Gennifer Choldenko received a BA from Brandeis University, graduating cum laude with honors, and a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Reviewers called her first picture book, Moonstruck: The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped over the Moon, “hilarious” (School Library Journal), “hysterical, irreverent” (National Parenting Center), and “a giggle from beginning to end” (Publishers Weekly). She was the youngest in a family of four kids, and her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when she was very young. Currently, she lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and their two children. When she is not writing, she likes to draw animals at the zoo, especially crocodiles and turtles because they lie perfectly still.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered numerous Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.