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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Helgerson Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781423391784
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Three warnings for listeners who hate surprises:
1. Beware of slivers,
2. and gamblers,
3. and aces.

Zebulon Crabtree found all that out the hard way back in 1849 when his mother and father shipped him off to St. Louis to apprentice with a tanner. Too bad he had serious allergies to fur and advice from his parents. Hearing the beat of a different drummer, Zeb takes up with a riverboat gambler who has some special plans for him, crosses paths with a slave who turns out to be a better friend than cook, and learns that some Indian medicine men can see even though blind. And then there’s the Brotherhood—the one that Zeb can’t seem to get out of.…

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 12/21/2013

    " Humorous story about a boy sent alone down the Mississippi river on a river boat to start an apprentiship with his uncle a tanner in St. Louis. The writing reminded me of Mark Twain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracie | 11/30/2013

    " review book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 11/6/2013

    " liked it MUCH better than Horns and Wrinkles, but Zeb reminded me a lot of Homer Figg (who I also didn't love). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria Whipple | 7/9/2013

    " 12 year old Zeb is apprenticed to his uncle, a tanner, by his parents. But he decides it would be much more interesting to apprentice with a riverboat gambler. But is he cut out for it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Drazkowski | 9/7/2011

    " interesting story about a boy sent to learn a trade from his uncle, but changes his path and gets caught up in the world of gambling (and cheating.) I enjoyed most of the plotline, but some things seemed a little too unbeliveable; especially for this being more of a historical fiction story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/7/2011

    " Fun children's novel! Unique setting and plot, I enjoyed it a lot, but not sure the intended audience will. "

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

    " Very entertaining middle school humorous historical fiction about riverboat gambling. I think the kids are going to like this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/10/2011

    " Good book for middle school age kids to introduce life in the 1850's in St. Louis. Lots of history woven into a novel. Got a little long in the middle and picked up at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 8/30/2010

    " Humorous story about a boy sent alone down the Mississippi river on a river boat to start an apprentiship with his uncle a tanner in St. Louis. The writing reminded me of Mark Twain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 11/1/2009

    " liked it MUCH better than Horns and Wrinkles, but Zeb reminded me a lot of Homer Figg (who I also didn't love). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 10/11/2009

    " 12 year old Zeb is apprenticed to his uncle, a tanner, by his parents. But he decides it would be much more interesting to apprentice with a riverboat gambler. But is he cut out for it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 8/14/2009

    " Good book for middle school age kids to introduce life in the 1850's in St. Louis. Lots of history woven into a novel. Got a little long in the middle and picked up at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/21/2009

    " Very entertaining middle school humorous historical fiction about riverboat gambling. I think the kids are going to like this one! "

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About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.