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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,279 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Taylor Lisle Narrator: David Ackroyd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Ruben and Jeddy find a dead body in an evening suit washed up on the shore, they are certain it has to do with smuggling liquor. It is spring 1929, Prohibition is in full swing, and many in their community are involved.

Soon the boys, along with Jeddy’s strong-willed sister, Marina, are drawn in, suspected by rival bootlegging gangs of taking something crucial off the dead man. Then Ruben meets the daring captain of the Black Duck, the most elusive smuggling craft of them all, and it isn’t long before he’s keeping dangerous company.
Inspired by very real accounts of the Black Duck, a legendary rum-running boat that worked the New England shores during the era, Newbery Honor winner Janet Taylor Lisle has produced a colorful, original work of historical fiction.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie Sesic | 2/16/2014

    " This story is set in New England in the 1920s. During Prohibition, smuggling alcohol was a huge black market that otherwise respectable people participated in. When 14-year-old Ruben and his best friend Jeddy find a murdered body washed up on the beach, they become involved, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 2/13/2014

    " This historical novel tells the story of a rumrunning ship in Rhode Island in 1929. It's based on a true story of a shooting on the ship and this story is told by an old man who lived during the events to a young man who wants to be a journalist. The story is exciting, interesting and well-told. It sheds light on the intricate workings of the liquor trade during Prohibition and how it wasn't always easy to tell who was right and who was wrong. "

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

    " Great YA novel. Lots of mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joshua H | 1/24/2014

    " i read it and it was awsome. the ending was good and the story build up was better. read it "

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