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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (705 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781440756603
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Fifteen-year-old Jessie is angry with her father for sending her on an outdoor survival program for troubled teens. Confused about her life back home and unsure of herself, she is drawn to the powerful personality of a teammate, the charismatic Troy. At their first opportunity to rebel, she and her six companions “borrow” their instructor’s gear and attempt the dangerous Colorado River through the Grand Canyon on their own. With no maps or guides, they face roaring rapids, drenching rain, injury, and conflict among themselves. The further they travel, the more they realize that the whitewater may be the least of their problems. There’s more to Troy, their self-imposed leader, than any of them could have predicted. Chosen by the American Library Association as one of the one hundred Best of the Best Young Adult Books of the past 25 years, Downriver will captivate young readers with its heady dose of excitement, entertainment, and suspense.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A suspenseful adventure yarn.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Exquisitely plotted, with nail-biting suspense and excitement.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ziggy | 1/28/2014

    " Downriver was a pretty good book to read. I would recommend it to young adults, and people who are interested in the thrill of rafting or nature. This book was definately a page turner with its thrilling white water ride. Although, it is not my style of book to read, I would recommend it to anyone who fits the category I previously stated above. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison | 1/15/2014

    " so good!!!! reading in class omg cant wait to read more!!!:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Anne Trunnell | 12/29/2013

    " I was fairly interested and excited to read this. However, all in all, this wasn't that great of a read. It was fun to escape to white rapids and raging rivers, but I didn't connect very much to the characters, story, and "morals." The ending was sugar-coated chocolate dipped in a vat of molasses with giant sugar cubes dumped on top. I don't really know what I wanted the end to be, but I felt it was far too neatly tied up and sickeningly sweet. But, at the same time, I did want a happy ending, maybe just not so "perfect." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bekah | 12/9/2013

    " okay, the start of this book was annoying for me simply because the characters are all punk teenagers- but I love how it ends and want to read the sequel. Great adventure YA quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Gubler | 12/2/2013

    " This book would be good for the middle school grades. It is a good lesson about what can happen when someone doesn't listen to their intuition and lets a charming personality overrule common sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andria | 11/18/2013

    " This is a good, quick read book and a good book for kids who hate reading. However, the ending is disappointing and my students wished that it had ended differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malinda Quinn | 11/13/2013

    " Downriver has lots of action and great descriptions of the scenery of the Grand Canyon. I did find the ending to be a bit sappy, though. "

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

    " Good quick read for an adult. I was teaching this to a group of seventh graders. The does kinda gloss over the climaxes, but still had me hooked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Crook | 10/30/2013

    " I had to read this book for a school project, so I kind of put it off. But once I got through the beginning I loved it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 10/27/2013

    " Read to my sophomore English class. They really seemed to like it!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua W. | 12/3/2012

    " I haven't got to far into it yet so I don't know if I will like it or not :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 10/26/2012

    " I loved the story line even though i normally don't like realistic books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarita Rich | 8/21/2012

    " All the teachers at my school raved about this book, so I finally read it. I did not rave about it. It is just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 6/11/2012

    " As an x-hoods in the wood counselor and one who worked in the Grand Canyon I found this story very fun. I teamed up with an English teacher and we taught this book together. Lots of fun and a good lead in to Geology. "

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

    " i really do not lke it it has been the most boring book i have ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyssa | 12/4/2011

    " read this in school, was actually very interesting. a crazy journey and the main character ends up finding themselves in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Stewart | 11/1/2011

    " If you like action/adventure this one is well-done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Carter | 8/27/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It kept my overall interest with the plot turns and adventures. . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devyn | 8/2/2011

    " A great book for those who love a good adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 7/1/2011

    " Great adventure read for middle readers. Not too complex or complicated but a straight-forward FUN and interesting read. Give this one to a boy you know who is a teen and doesn't love reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/24/2011

    " Another middle school read that I remember enjoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/12/2008

    " its a good book adn i like it
    it has adventure, romance and freindship in it
    i read it traveling and was a life saver "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krysta | 1/30/2008

    " The sequel to Downriver. Very cool also. "

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About the Author
Author Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs is the author of many outdoor adventure novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as a few picture book stories. Several of his novels have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and Ghost Canoe, his first mystery, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The ALA’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century includes two of Will's titles: Far North and Downriver. A graduate of Stanford University and a former reading and language arts teacher, he lives with his wife in Durango, Colorado.

About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.