Extended Audio Sample

Download Brighty of the Grand Canyon Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Brighty of the Grand Canyon (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Marguerite Henry
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marguerite Henry Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 2 votes

Brighty, a shaggy young burro, lives wild and free in the Grand Canyon of Arizona. He roams the steep cliffs with the squirrels and rabbits. But his favorite friend is Old Timer, the prospector who shares hot biscuits and calls him Bright Angel. One day Old Timer doesn't answer Brighty's loud Eeeee-aw! Instead, the friendly animal encounters a ruthless claim jumper. Will Brighty be able to bring the killer to justice and make the wilderness safe again?

Marguerite Henry, author of the Newbery Award-winning classic Misty of Chincoteague, based this delightful story on the adventures of a real-life Grand Canyon burro. Brighty touched the hearts of all who knew him -even President Teddy Roosevelt. John McDonough's animated performance brings out the burro's joyous free spirit and courageous determination. Download and start listening now!

BK_RECO_002908

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurora | 2/20/2014

    " I read this book until my copy actually fell apart. My grandparents bought it for me from a gift shop at the Grand Canyon when we went there when I was a kid. As soon as I finished it I would flip back to the first page and start reading all over again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wanderer | 2/17/2014

    " I loved this book as a kid, the mystery and the joyful little burro. I'd like to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/14/2014

    " When we lived in Arizona, we had the chance to visit the Grand Canyon a few times. This story about a little donkey who lives in the Grand Canyon is one of my favorites. Great little mystery for kids and you can't help but fall in love with Brighty as he has his adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 2/9/2014

    " Sweet little book about a little burro that lived in the Grand Canyon. Still as fun as when I first read it ages ago, and a nice little trip down memory lane! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/4/2014

    " Another childhood favorite that my mom read aloud to my sister and me. Now, I have read (and re-read) it to my own daughters. This is just the sweetest story about a little burro who lives in the Canyon and of his adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 1/31/2014

    " My wife brought this book back it from a trip this summer. I love the Grand Canyon. This was one of my first chapter books(what kids did and do still call them)when I was in grade school. Great descriptive writing. My first mystery. A real page turner as en eight year old and still is. What followed was my adventure in reading. I began reading L.Frank Baum and Oz, all F. Dixon's Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, all the Tom Swift in print, and every Scholastic book Club I could afford and My first library card. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 1/30/2014

    " I read this book a million years ago in elementary school, and then picked it up again at the used book store and read it again. It's a fun little story that makes me want to explore more of the canyon. "

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

    " Love this book as a pre teen. Read it several times. Such a sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/17/2014

    " one of my favorites of marguerite henry-slightly different than the others because it wasn't quite as focused on the equine figure. however, still very much a horse book (hence the reason I loved it as a kid). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 12/28/2013

    " A great story of a donkey. Another novel for horse crazy children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. Lawrence | 10/19/2013

    " I loved this book, both when my Dad read it to us kids, and when I read it on my own. A great turn-of-the-century tale of a burro living in the Grand Canyon. He's witness to murder and thievery, great change, and even the arrival of a president. Wonderfully written tale, with great illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jump86 | 10/3/2013

    " This book is pretty good right now. I like how it moves pretty fast and there is always something that is a suprise that is happpening. Wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa James | 7/27/2013

    " Adorable book about Brighty the trusty burro. Such a sweet story! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meret | 2/27/2013

    " a book with haribal writing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 6/16/2012

    " I remember a teacher reading this to me when I was a kid, and the book was much better in my memories than it turned out to be when I reread it to my kids. Pretty sappy and over-wrought (the villain being oh so villainous for example). The ending is also silly. Oh well, my kids enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindee | 3/28/2012

    " The first time I read this book--fifth or sixth grade--I finished it in a day only. I believe I read it three times in two years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dagny | 3/6/2012

    " This was one of my very favorite books when I was a child. I recently spotted it at a library sale and purchased it for my neighbor's little girl. Before giving it to her, I decided to reread it and it held up very well to these adult eyes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/29/2012

    " read in my youth...... horses, donkeys, cowboys, the great west..... lived! breathed! dreamed about! obsessed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/19/2012

    " My teacher read this in the 6th grade "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Data | 2/13/2012

    " Aw, shucks. Who wouldn't love a story about a funny, bright lovable little critter like Brighty? Marguerite Henry is surely guilty of anthropomorphism, but just as surely she knows her equines. I find the burro a little more believable than the human characters, actually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa Cascade | 11/14/2011

    " Can't remember exactly when I read this, must have been the early '80's. A classic for any horse crazy girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 7/5/2011

    " OK, I know burros aren't horses, but it was my love of Henry's many horse books that led me to this little gem. The story of a miner's burro who wants to find the man's murderer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/2/2011

    " What a sweet little book! My niece was reading this during a visit and loaned it to me when she left. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 3/25/2011

    " This is such a neat story. A good read (especially if you want an unexpected cry). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. | 2/23/2011

    " I loved this book, both when my Dad read it to us kids, and when I read it on my own. A great turn-of-the-century tale of a burro living in the Grand Canyon. He's witness to murder and thievery, great change, and even the arrival of a president. Wonderfully written tale, with great illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 2/22/2011

    " one of my favorites of marguerite henry-slightly different than the others because it wasn't quite as focused on the equine figure. however, still very much a horse book (hence the reason I loved it as a kid). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 1/14/2011

    " One of my favorite books to read when I was a kid!! Couldn't tell you how many times I've read it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 5/11/2010

    " This was one of my favorites. I read it many many times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi Z | 3/13/2010

    " Good children's story--held our interest. Not as engaging as some we've read but also a different experience to have the burro be the main character. Good descriptions of characters, terrain, situations, etc. Can't complain but don't know that it's one I'd care to read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 2/16/2010

    " I read this book at least 6 times and it lead to some sort of 'burro' obsession, to this day don't know why I liked this book so much, nothing about it was spectacular or particularly interesting, it was just a good story about an awesome burro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/9/2010

    " OK, I know burros aren't horses, but it was my love of Henry's many horse books that led me to this little gem. The story of a miner's burro who wants to find the man's murderer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelyn | 1/3/2010

    " Children's- I think I liked this one better when I read it as a child. Marguerite Henry is still one of my favorite children's authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 11/13/2009

    " Brighty is a Donkey who touched the hearts of everyone at the Grand Canyon. From a miner to the President.

    Henry write books based on horses and in this case a donkey very well. She has a true passion for them and shows it in her writing style. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry is the author of the popular Horseshoe Library, which includes such titles as Misty of Chincoteague; Stormy, Misty’s Foal; Brighty of the Grand Canyon; and King of the Wind.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.