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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,893 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Carson Levine Narrator: Jason Harris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN: 9780307737977
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It was the last place anyone should have called Home, the last place for kids to live —

The year is 1926. Dave's beloved father is dead and his stepmother doesn't want him. Only the HHB will take him in—Hebrew Home for Boys — Hell Hold for Brats. But Dave is tough and a troublemaker. He can take care of himself. If he doesn't like the Home, he'll run away and find a better place. Only it's not that simple... Download and start listening now!

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

    " I liked 'Dave at Night' a lot. it was very different in tone and plot than some of Ms. Levine's other stories, so it was a neat surprise. Of course, it is a sad book because it's about orphans and orphanages; maybe for some of the older readers? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hpboy13 | 2/9/2014

    " A wonderful, moving story, and a great piece of historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sol | 2/2/2014

    " A great book about family and friends. It was great to get to know Dave, and just what a rascal he is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Kowalski | 2/1/2014

    " I pressed my 11 year old to read this because I'd like to encourage him to branch out and read books about real people instead of just fantasy characters. I asked him to read 30 pages to see if he liked it. I like to walk it like I talk it, so I started reading. I really like the protagonist's voice and sense of humor. Dave reminds me of my son, but my son still hasn't picked up the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Jensen | 1/25/2014

    " Very cute story! I love the relationships in the book and at times your heart felt like it would break from saddness, and yet he seemed to bounce back from the hardships in his life. It was fun to know that it was based on a true story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mickey | 1/25/2014

    " Global Reading Challenge book for Concord School. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 1/10/2014

    " Children's Lit historical fiction. Fun and funny, yet painfully human way, to look at the Harlem Renassaince through the eyes of an orphaned Jewish boy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 1/10/2014

    " it was a good read but hum kind of slow gowing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Logan Butler | 1/1/2014

    " Great ending, no more beatings for the elevens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kesch | 11/20/2013

    " this was a great book. kept the girls attention through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine Esche | 11/16/2013

    " a good read, but hardly inspiring or original. not as good as her fantasy tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 11/12/2013

    " A story about an orphaned boy who was a bit mischevious. His older brother got placed with family when his dad died, but Dave got into too much trouble, so he was placed in a home. This is a story about his experience in the home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 11/12/2013

    " This is another book we listened to on CD while traveling. (It's the only way I can sanely drive long distances.)I enjoyed this story about a boy who must make the decision between making the best of a bad situation and escaping from it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 11/5/2013

    " Off-beat story of Harlem Renaissance. More interesting to adults than YAs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 10/6/2013

    " This is a story about a boy who is sent to an orphanage when his father dies. It wasn't bad but I like some on Levine's other books better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sruthi | 9/20/2013

    " the book is SUPER BORING! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MaryBliss | 4/23/2013

    " I was surprised at how engaging I found this to be. Levine does a good job of creating a tale based on her father's early life. I think, perhaps, her love for her dad is part of what gives this book an extra sparkle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 12/14/2012

    " This book was different than I expected. It was a good, clean read. I think young teens, especially boys would like it. I listened to the audio CDs. I really liked the narrator's voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 7/19/2012

    " I read this a long time ago, but I'd really like to read it again since I don't recall the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliana | 6/16/2012

    " Really cute, sweet story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 3/12/2012

    " Lot's of Adventure, but not good if you don't like violence "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lia | 3/12/2012

    " A good balance of history and realistic adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 11/2/2011

    " Quite different than her other books. Her story telling is quite engaging, and the fact that it was semi-biographical made it so endearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 10/27/2011

    " What a character Dave is in this book. He has such spunk. His great attitude reminds me of my grandson Terrell. All full of vim and vinegar. He could find the good in something so bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/16/2011

    " Very mature subject matter. Insightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliana | 3/21/2011

    " Really cute, sweet story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/9/2011

    " Off-beat story of Harlem Renaissance. More interesting to adults than YAs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ereksonkate | 12/31/2010

    " Enjoyed this book. Although it was fiction, looked at the Renaissance in Harlem in the 1920's and an all boys orphange. Also good story telling.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Relyn | 11/27/2010

    " I love this book. Levine does a great job of evoking a sense of place and time. And, the recorded books reader is amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cookie | 9/24/2010

    " My favorite part of this tale was the author's note - it was interesting to hear that she based the story on her father's life. (Not that the story was not well-written, it was...it's just that I kike to read about the author's frame of reference.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 9/22/2010

    " Very cute story! I love the relationships in the book and at times your heart felt like it would break from saddness, and yet he seemed to bounce back from the hardships in his life. It was fun to know that it was based on a true story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 8/26/2010

    " I really liked it. It was a well told story... loved the lovable characters, and hated the mean characters. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shell | 7/18/2010

    " Wanted to try another Levine. This was interesting b/c it was a departure from the fantasy/fairytale typs of stories that she usually writes. It was interesting and sad to read the story of an orphan in the 20s. Some fascinating characters. But, it wasn't a book that I fell in love with. "

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About the Author
Author Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine is an author of fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, won a Newbery Honor and was made into a feature-length film starring Anne Hathaway. Her other books include A Tale of Two Castles; Ever; Fairest; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf! and Betsy Red Hoodie.

About the Narrator

Jason Harris is a multitalented actor and voice-over artist. He’s narrated numerous audio books, including Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine, Breaking Point by Alex Flinn, and Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson.