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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,741 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gennifer Choldenko Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9780739380055
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When I first moved here, I thought all the bad guys were on one side of the bars and all the good guys were on the other. But lately, I’ve begun to wonder . . .

Moose’s family moved to Alcatraz so his father could work as a guard and his sister could attend a special school in San Francisco. Living on an island with a few hundred no-name hit men, con men, and mad dog murderers (and a handful of bank robbers, too) has its challenges. Like Officer Darby–who seems to have it in for Moose; Jimmy–who feels jealous of Moose’s baseball friend Scout; Annie–who demands that Moose fess up to a secret that could get his family kicked off Alcatraz; and Piper, the warden’s cute, danger-loving daughter–who is as mad at Moose as often as she is sweet on him. By comparison, Willy One Arm and Buddy Boy, the cons who work at the warden’s house, and Seven Fingers, the ax murderer who helps his family out when their toilet is stopped up, don’t seem all that bad. But the line between good and bad is much clearer than Moose realizes. And if he doesn’t figure it out soon, he could be in a world of trouble.   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 Tri | 2/7/2014

    " hhmmm its ok "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) | 2/4/2014

    " The story of Moose Flanagan and his sister Natalie continues in the second book of the Al Capone series by Gennifer Choldenko. After a wonderful start in AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS, Choldenko out does herself with the sequel. All of the old gang is back and a few new characters are introduced including the notorious Al Capone, himself. Discover what happens when Capone asks Moose for a favor. Choldenko has an amazing way with words and makes a story come alive. You want to be one of Moose's friends. You want to be there on Alcatraz with all of the families. You laugh a lot, you cry a little, and you celebrate with them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanna Gold | 2/1/2014

    " My favorite part in the book is whaen Moose's sister finds out that the cons have no guns and she help figure out the case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/24/2014

    " A great continuation to the story of a 12 year old boy named Moose who lives on Alcatraz island with his family. The author does a great job of making a believable kid who stumbles into adventures but is just trying to be a normal kid in the 1930's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/22/2014

    " I wondered how the author could out-do the first book, but I was not disappointed. The plot twists and turns and builds on the first book in a masterful way. I look forward to reading more from this author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Davis | 1/19/2014

    " I really liked this book it kinda came off the first one but the plot seemed diferent then the first book. I liked how they made it so at the end of the story it showed that al capone doesnt trie to escape from the jail and actually stays. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalyn | 1/19/2014

    " Great! Just as goof at the first "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 1/16/2014

    " So far it is great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Fett | 12/28/2013

    " it was a nice read and interesting from the child's eyes. I liked the early century references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 12/27/2013

    " Good story, interesting setting, a bit of mystery. Male main character, sister with autism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 12/23/2013

    " A well done sequel, this book picks up right where the first left off. Great coming-of-age story, and I think Choldenko writes a 12-year-old boy very well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Adams | 12/15/2013

    " great book for girls and boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have to read it!!!!!!!!!1 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane True | 12/10/2013

    " Nice follow up to "Does My Shirts". Seemed like this one had even better pace than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Floccare | 11/17/2013

    " A terrific sequel. I liked it better than the first book. I love San Francisco and am fascinated with Alcatraz. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney | 9/29/2013

    " Not as the good as the first book but still a good read for upper elementary. A good historical fiction book that can introduce students to what Alcatraz was and what it was like to live on the island. Moose's sister Natalie also suffers from what would now be diagnosed as Autism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Chionchio | 6/8/2013

    " This book is to good you feel like your in the characters shoes and you really get to know about moose and his family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivianna | 6/11/2012

    " This book was also great:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 2/18/2012

    " Another fun one, in the same line. I didn't remember the first book very well, and this book did an excellent job of getting me back up to speed without seeming repetitious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 1/19/2012

    " Read "Al Capone Does My Shirts" before reading this book.There are lots of surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ezekiel Carsella | 1/10/2012

    " It was a lot better than the previous one in terms of character development. I am still kind of bummed Natalie isn't making too much progress and Al Capone is like pretty BOSS! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kem222 McNally | 8/30/2011

    " read it for school reading really pretty good..... VERY easy read or for me it was.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 *LadyElk#30!*(KD) | 8/13/2011

    " this book indicates exitement but it makes the characters seem older than they really are. i reallty liked this book thiough. its the kind of book yoiu read when you want exitement and individuality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 5/2/2011

    " loved i! Listened to it in the car. Wanted to keep driving! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 5/1/2011

    " I actually liked this one a lot better than the first one. I felt like it had more depth...the characters had to learn about friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/28/2011

    " This is a good book to teach students that it's ok to ask for help when it's needed. I also appreicate that Moose is protective and watchful over his sister who has special needs. I think this explains how families can be different and that different is ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 4/8/2011

    " Fascinating characters and setting. Just enough boy stuff, mischief and intrigue to keep my fourth grader riveted. Just enough balance between life lesson opportunities and tight story line to keep my interest. Liked it even more than the first book. "

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

    " Explains some things from the first book... it seemed more realistic than the first one. I liked it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 3/31/2011

    " GREAT BOOK! Very interesting and suspenseful! I could never wait for the next chapter. It was about a boy named Moose Flanigan who lives on Alcatraz because his dad is a guard. His sister has autism and he is one of the seven kids on Alcatraz. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/18/2011

    " More charming and more adventures! I wish there were more of these books!
    I'm glad Piper finally chilled out a bit--I wanted to slap her for most of the first book and the first half of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 3/17/2011

    " A good sequel. Not quite as good as the first, but how many sequels are? When Al Capone requests a favor in return, the adventures begin. Fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 3/1/2011

    " The follow up to the first one. Seemed like it had to be read. I continue to love Alcatraz. This book may inspire me to make a 2nd visit when I go to california later this year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 2/27/2011

    " it was ok... the best part of it was the authors notes at the end. she gave some acutal history of the island. "

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About the Author
Author Gennifer CholdenkoGennifer Choldenko was the youngest in a family of four kids, where her nickname was “Snot-Nose.” Her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when Gennifer was a very little kid. She is the author of seven children’s books, including Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period; and Al Capone Shines My Shoes.
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.