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Download Call It Courage Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Call It Courage (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Armstrong Sperry
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,261 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Armstrong Sperry Narrator: Lou Diamond Phillips Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN:
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Mafatu's name means Stout Heart, but his people call him a coward. Ever since the sea took his mother's life and spared his own, he has lived with deep fear. And even though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru, an island whose seafaring people worship courage, he is terrified, and consequently, he is severely scorned.

By the time he is twelve years old, Mafatu can bear it no longer. He must conquer his fear alone...even if it means certain death.

This classic tale of a young boy's hidden strength has been a favorite of readers of all ages since its 1940 publication. Now this exclusive audio preserves its original poignancy and splendor, and brings Mafatu to life for future generations of listeners.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Marie | 2/16/2014

    " Great way to get boys to read books! All my children absolutely loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillkc | 1/29/2014

    " Kinda boring but good theme and moral "

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

    " 1941 Newbery Award winner. Quick read & great adventure about a boy who must face his fear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bogart | 1/17/2014

    " this book is about a boy is the laughing stock of his island everybody calls him a coward because he is scared of the ocean and one day he rows on a boat with his dog and is lost at sea and lands on an island with man eating tribes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 1/14/2014

    " This was a great book to keep me going in my quest to read every newbery medal winner. I really enjoyed this book and the notion that you can do anything you want as long as you make the effort. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth | 1/6/2014

    " Sorry, but I'm giving up. I really didn't like the book. And now that we've had our book club discussion about it, I know the ending. So back to the library it goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/27/2013

    " The theme of a Hemingway novel (cowardly boy faces an embarrassing fear to overcome it) told with the manner of Kipling make this 1940 Newbery Medal winner a delightful fable of a boy's conquest to conquer the fear of the sea. Not my favorite of the Newbery winners I've read lately, but this is still certainly a good, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Huda | 12/14/2013

    " This book had a great lesson but I didn't like the way they tried to display the character's struggle to discover the lesson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mart | 12/8/2013

    " The story of a boy who is afraid of everything and how he overcomes it. For kids and adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Novitzke | 11/11/2013

    " My favorite children's book of all time. It teaches a lot of life's lessons especially about facing one's fears whatever they may be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swen Cilati | 9/29/2013

    " i don't remember very many details from this book, but i do know that it is worth reading again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariana | 9/11/2013

    " This was a book I had to read for school and I can't say I was crazy for it but if you like indians you should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucinda | 8/17/2013

    " This was short, fun book to read to my boys that inspired discussion on finding that inner courage to face our biggest fears in life. It was very similar to "Robinson Crusoe" but from a Polynesian perspective. I liked it and so did my boys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidney Smith | 2/22/2013

    " I read this when I was ten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Wilkinson | 5/4/2012

    " I enjoyed this easy, but inspiring book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Jolley | 2/16/2012

    " it was a nice short breather book, but i wish everything in it didn't move so quickly and things were described and explained more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janssen | 6/15/2011

    " Two CDs too long. It was only 2 CDs long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adrienne | 6/28/2010

    " This book was extremely BORING. We had to read it for school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/18/2010

    " Second favorite over Spring Break. Survival, drive, motivation and determination, all qualities I hold in high esteem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clarissa | 8/9/2008

    " For a Newberry, I wasn't over the moon with this one. It was a good story... compelling sometimes. Kind of flat, though. Harley read it, and that surprises me because there were some rather anxious moments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arunajee1 | 6/14/2006

    " It was boring at first but it got a little more interesting in the middle and end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daisy | 3/25/2006

    " This was my favorite book in the 4th grade. I came across it recently and had to see if it was as good as I remembered. The 4th-grade me would have probably given it 5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Anne | 1/12/2006

    " Maybe 3 stars . . .It just seems something's lacking, but it's good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/25/2005

    " I just finished reading this book with David, my 8 year old, and he loved it! It is a great adventure story, not to mention it reminded me of our trip to Hawaii! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 1/29/2005

    " ok.. read it last year and it was kind of confusing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Johnston | 10/26/2004

    " I read this in 3rd or 4th grade. One of the first novels I ever read. An excellent boy's book. About a boy shipwrecked/stranded on an island, if I recall correctly. "

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