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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,440 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Mandy Siegfried Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Run run run. That's what twelve-year-old Annie loves to do. When she's barefoot and running, she can hear her heart beating...Thump-THUMP, thump-THUMP.

It's a rhythm that makes sense in a year when everything's shifting: Her mother is pregnant, her grandfather is forgetful, and her best friend, Max, is always moody. Everything is changing, just like the apple Annie's been assigned to draw a hundred times.

Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech masterfully weaves this story about a young girl beginning to understand the many rhythms of life and how she fits within them.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Constance | 2/18/2014

    " I just didn't like it because it was way to boring! I only enjoyed the list of forbidden words part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Bradley | 2/15/2014

    " Probably my second favorite from Sharon Creech. I love the poetry format she uses for this one and Love That Dog which is also wonderful. You can read it in 45 minutes and it'll be a 45 minutes well spent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evangeline | 2/15/2014

    " OHMYGOODNESS. This may very well be my new favorite book in the whole wide world! I recommend it to anyone age 8-108! It is really a quick read and you will be very glad you took the short time to read it. Guaranteed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gracie | 2/8/2014

    " kinda strange but its GOOD!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/3/2014

    " Loved this book--a verse-novel. Listen to its beat--its heartbeat! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/2/2014

    " This is an awesome book. I've read it again and again. Love, love, love the flow of the words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geri | 1/30/2014

    " I would have loved to have been able to read Grandpa's birthday letters to Annie. What a special little book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Lantz | 1/25/2014

    " I loved how it was written it was cool! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Dunn | 1/24/2014

    " I read this book every year. I love reading it over and over again and it is one of those rare books that you can actually read over and over again and get a bit more perspective out of it every time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Schumacher | 1/20/2014

    " I was unsure when I started this because of the "free verse" narrative, but I was quickly hooked into Annie's rhythmic voice that I read it all in one sitting! Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith | 1/20/2014

    " I read this a few years ago and loved it but after that I couldn't remember the title finally I googled it and now I think I will read it again because it has such a good rythym and story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/19/2014

    " Pretty good. A good quick lazy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine Jin | 12/2/2013

    " such a meaning full book full of life lessons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Barfield | 11/28/2013

    " i think this book would be a good book to read i love to read sometimes if its a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vilo | 11/21/2013

    " I had a little difficulty getting into the audiobook, but Sharon Creech performed her magic. One of my favorite lines (which made me think of my daughter who is a runner and an artist and a science/math nerd) is that "Drawing is like running in your head"). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meilyn | 3/30/2013

    " Annie loves to run and draw. These are constants in her constantly changing life. Her mother is having a baby, her grandfather is loosing his memory and her friend Max is always moody. Heartwarming story, written in verse. Fast read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy Lin | 2/16/2013

    " The poems are very interesting and ifyou lik poems you might like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 1/31/2013

    " The author says so much with very few words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 12/11/2012

    " This one just didn't grab me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♥♥!!baby jay!!♥♥ | 12/5/2012

    " this is a good book its wriiten in poetry form so to me it was kind confusin "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taliah | 5/25/2012

    " Heartbeat is a great poetic book that your whole family will enjoy. This book may not take long to read but, it will capture your heart and will take you into it's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Asgreen | 4/24/2012

    " A great book for mature young readers. I just read it after my 10 year old suggested it. Good theme on varying relationships and very interesting writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/14/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It reads fast since its free verse but also because the rhythm pulls you through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nessie | 2/10/2012

    " i like that this book is written in verse "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy Sieber | 10/2/2011

    " A novel in verse which talks about the normal pressures of family life in a middle-school esque voice, which is charming and funny. They have a new baby, her grandfather struggles with altzheimers and she is forced to look at her friend max as more than a friend. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 9/1/2011

    " Interesting format, at first glance I was annoyed by the 'completely in poem' format but it worked. A good crossover childrens/YA book. Might inspire you to go for a run! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail | 8/15/2011

    " the poetry thing works somehow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielel17 | 6/13/2011

    " great book about your entire life changing all at once....... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Williams | 6/6/2011

    " Very moving - another great book to read and discuss with my students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alden S. | 5/31/2011

    " If you are looking for a book of pure meaning, pure life, pure feelings, read this. And any other Sharon Creech book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/23/2011

    " A lovely book, written in a series of poems. The main character reminded me of myself as a young girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Britt | 4/25/2011

    " Good book. Kind-of to easy for me. Sort-of confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucky | 4/17/2011

    " looks super good. i'm reading it now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libby | 4/16/2011

    " I really really really like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anjulina | 4/14/2011

    " I really liked this book. I love Love that Dog and Hate that Cat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 4/11/2011

    " iT was good I would read it again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamil | 4/5/2011

    " Heartbeat one of my favorite poem books I like it because it is about a girl her name is anne and the boys name is max. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/3/2011

    " This book of poetry is fast-paced and a great read. My eleven year old daughter loved it. She enjoyed the onomatopoeia and Annie's reason for running. I loved the precise language to tell the entire story in poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 3/23/2011

    " I read this book every year. I love reading it over and over again and it is one of those rare books that you can actually read over and over again and get a bit more perspective out of it every time "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Mandy Siegfried has worked at theaters in New York, on and off Broadway, and around the country. Her film work includes School of Rock, Two Weeks Notice, Winter Passing, Liberty Maine, The Out-of-Towners, and St. Andrew’s Girls.