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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,004 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Kadohata Narrator: Kimberly Farr Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cracker is one of the United States Army's most valuable weapons: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going to whip the world and prove to his family, his sergeant, and everyone else who didn't think he was cut out for war that they were wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Prairie Star | 1/29/2014

    " Cracker tells the story of an army scout dog who worked with his human counterpart and handler during the Vietnam war. I did not know about scout dogs and found it to be an interesting story. This is an engaging book and could be the basis for many discussions about war and armed military conflict. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frank | 1/2/2014

    " I think it was a great book because it made me feel like I was cracker. It also had just enough detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyssa Wicklund | 12/27/2013

    " Live the Vietnam war through a dog's eye and her handler Rick Hanski. Cynthia Kadohata has created a great historical fiction novel. Her research in preparation for writing this novel speaks volumes. It will be a story that I recommend to my students for years to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bailey Zimmerly | 12/18/2013

    " This is a very good book! "

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