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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Acampora Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781436142014
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Paul Acampora makes his exciting debut in young adult fiction with this poignant tale of a girl coping with the recent death of her father. When her mother moves the family to California, Dulcie decides to drive her father's pickup truck back to Connecticut on her own. 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 Olivia Stelzer | 2/15/2014

    " very good and interesting book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 12/29/2013

    " Allie sure didn't like this book and I found it a bit disappointing. I thought there would be more adventure to it but it was more a personal growth story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/18/2013

    " This is a 3.5 but I think it's closer to a 4 than a 3. It's the author's first book, and he writes from personal experience about life as a janitor. I liked the humanity in this book, the huge tangents about traveling and random facts and word origins. The one thing that bothered me was that each chapter ended very neatly, with some quick and snappy dialogue that I found a bit unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ecila | 11/24/2013

    " There are so many good quotes in this book, I'm surprised its not referred to as much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 11/21/2013

    " This book is amazing! I rated it 5 star. Its about when a girl named dulcie moves to califnornia with her mom in her dads old pick up truck. the plot is kind of stupid but i liked it. as they were moving Her mom found a person to trade in car for just 300$ Dulcie loved her dads old rusty pick up truck, because thats all she had left of him. so at night she gets up and secretly drives back to her old town to see her dad. I found this book amazing . I t was kinda short but thats not why chose it. i chose it because i read the back and it was really good. Over all defining dulcie is amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lonnie | 10/17/2013

    " This was a good book...loved the Janitor's Door. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 8/3/2013

    " I will make Paul one of my new favorite authors! He is a wonderfully humerous and yet humble man. His book starts out with a GREAT hook and the story continues to tell how a girl deals with the death of her father and weaves in a tell of abuse....truly a remarkable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 6/1/2013

    " Cute story about the value of hard work and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 4/23/2013

    " I really liked this book! I liked the characters and how they interacted. I liked the bitter-sweet humor dealing with real life hard issues. I particularly liked the fainting goats and the sutri beans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/29/2012

    " Very good, but a somewhat unbelievable, too happy ending. And why didn't the family just move to where the dad had to work? Hmmm. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 10/22/2012

    " To me, this book was just "ok" which disappointed me most because I think it had the potential to be a good book, but it was just too short, issues weren't fully flushed out, and the ending came way too quickly. I even think a non-reader would still want more of a story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terri | 1/26/2012

    " Story of loss of father and transformation of relationship with mother. White teen female POV. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Clark | 3/2/2011

    " Liked it well enough to have read it, but it didn't GRAB me. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/13/2011

    " I'm still trying to figure out what this book was about? "

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

    " Sweet little bit of nothing YA novel. Really enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 10/15/2010

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. I espcially liked the little bits of wisdom interwoven into the story. It also had just the right amount of humor in dealing with a sad subject (death of a father, husband). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 10/7/2010

    " This book was okay, but there are SO MANY books that follow this template of a girl finding herself following the death of a relative. I guess there's a demand for this type of book, but other books such as Pieces of Georgia did it better for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathrine | 6/27/2010

    " This was another "read aloud" juvenille fiction novel to my 11 year old daughter. It was well written and engaging with some thoughtful topics covered in the plot. Especially enjoyed the grandfather's role and wisdom- as well as the spunky main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 3/20/2010

    " Pretty good, an interesting storyline, not typical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sierra | 3/20/2010

    " This is sooooo good yet really sad at the same time! I could realy put myself in Dulcie's shoes for some reason! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 9/21/2009

    " I thought that this book was really good. I like the voice in this story. There was one problem happening after another. I didnt really follow it for a while but once i got back on track it all made sense. The point of view in this story is really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 5/5/2009

    " This book was okay, but there are SO MANY books that follow this template of a girl finding herself following the death of a relative. I guess there's a demand for this type of book, but other books such as Pieces of Georgia did it better for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 4/13/2009

    " Allie sure didn't like this book and I found it a bit disappointing. I thought there would be more adventure to it but it was more a personal growth story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/13/2009

    " Loved this book. It's a quick easy read and it has some great quotes in it too. My favorite: "When you drive away from everything you know, you leave behind the mirrors that tell you who you are." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/21/2009

    " Very good, but a somewhat unbelievable, too happy ending. And why didn't the family just move to where the dad had to work? Hmmm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 2/19/2009

    " Listen to your heart even if its not nesacarily the best thing to do. Its always the right way to go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelvin | 12/31/2008

    " This is a book full of suspense and happiness. This book attracted me to the start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 10/23/2008

    " man, this girl took the max to the limits! (is that a saying or did i just make it up. it sounds familiar, but im not for sure) "

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About the Narrator

Jennifer Ikeda has been narrating audiobooks since 2002. Among her readings are When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park; Just Listen by Sarah Dessen; and After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates. She has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.