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Download Alida's Song Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN:
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The wonderful grandmother whom listeners saw through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him when he is fourteen, offering him a haven from his harsh and painful family life. She arranges a summer job for him on the farm where she is a cook for bachelor brothers Gunnar and Olaf. Farm life offers the camaraderie and the routine of hard work, as well as good food, peaceful evenings spent making music together, and even dancing lessons. Life with Alida gives the boy strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/28/2013

    " Again, Gary Paulsen scores. Read this book and "The Quilt" in just a couple of hours. Both tender stories that move the soul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 11/5/2013

    " This is a charming story with a sweet ending. However, it really bugged me that Paulsen didn't give themain character a name. He is called "the boy" throughout the book. I found that this kept me from really caring about him. It is a good short story though. Paulsen paints the scenery well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madison Wright | 11/4/2013

    " This book was pretty good! I love all of his books and would like to maybe see him right another book about this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alida | 9/14/2013

    " I found this book at a library discard sale and just had to bring it home. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 8/8/2013

    " Grandmother brings young boy to farm for summer to save him from the trouble he's getting into by living with alcoholic parents. Straightens him out. Middle grade novel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 7/6/2013

    " This book was a wonderful follow-up to The Cookcamp. I am very impressed with Mr. Paulsen's writing and the way he can communicate such vivid imagery of setting, place, and even feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 3/22/2013

    " great little book by a great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizy Awesome | 3/20/2013

    " Very good, but I think it needs some development in the characters Gunnar and Olaf. If it was longer i would be very happy because it feels, and is, really short in the amount of pages. Gary Paulsen describes the setting better than most authors I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/1/2013

    " sequel to The Cookcamp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/15/2013

    " A quick read. Good for young children; especially those trying to get in extra hours for homework. The story is about a young boy who lives with some older gentlemen on a farm; good moral. "

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About the Author
Author Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.