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Download Highway Robbery Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (80 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Thompson Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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It's more money than the street urchin has ever dreamt of. But who is the rider, and why is there so much interest in his big black horse? And will the boy ever see the money he has been promised? There's highway robbery in the air, but it isn't entirely clear just who is trying to rob who... 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 Abby | 2/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book: it's rare to find a chapter book that's suitable for younger (upper second and third grade) readers that has good literary value. This would make an excellent book group book for the library's third grade book group...think I'll pass the title on to Jennifer, in case she needs another book choice for that group... "

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

    " I'm a big Kate Thompson fan and thoroughly enjoyed this short, large-print illustrated swashbuckling chapter book, but think it's for a much younger audience than its publisher (they say middle grade novel/10 and up/5th grade and up), though older children may enjoy it, too. Great b/w horse illustrations, terrific silver-tongued urchin, and a wonderful, large-hearted black horse owned by the legendary 18th-century highwayman Dick Turpin--or not. You decide. Recommended for all, but especially good boy or horse-lover book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Shirts | 1/13/2014

    " A clean-as-a-whistle, sharp-as-a-thistle tale that draws on 17th century highwayman legends. A young street orphan is asked by a mysterious stranger to keep an eye on a horse -- which may or may not be Black Bess, owned by the infamous robber Dick Turpin. It's difficult to present ethical dilemmas in children's novels without straying to far into didacticism, but this little number does it with subtlety and style. The protagonist's voice is so richly fleshed out that this book might even make for a good dramatic monologue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi | 12/30/2013

    " A cute little book about a street urchin who supposedly protects and cares for the horse of a famous highwayman. However, little urchin narrators are hardly trustworthy. A fun little book with great illustrations. 5th grade and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeline Smoot | 12/29/2013

    " An unreliable narrator in a chapter book. Brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/25/2013

    " This was a fast read. I would have liked a different ending but overall it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 11/30/2013

    " I loved The New Policeman and the Last of the High Kings. This one, not so much. A guttersnipe tells us how he came to be guarding Dick Turpin's horse Black Bess. Or maybe it's all a lie... Who's fooling whom? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lilly | 11/5/2013

    " i thought it was a pretty good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 10/20/2013

    " Who is fooling who in this old fashioned story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 10/20/2013

    " Fast paced with a surprise at the end. Different point of view ... the narrator calls the reader "sir". would be fun to read aloud to 2nd/3rd graders. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Den | 7/3/2013

    " I read this book to one of my pupils. Neither of us were overly impressed. It is about a young boy who is asked to hold the reins of a horse as the owner disappears. It aspires that the horse is none other than Black Bess, the steed of Dick Turpin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chauncey Turley | 9/19/2012

    " I found this in the UK and bought it. Cool velvet cover, wonderful pictures, but the story doesn't go on long enough! I guess you have to pretend the rest! Great for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ollie | 7/6/2012

    " Great suspense novel for the middle schooler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 6/23/2012

    " Good, old-fashioned, exciting adventure story set in 18th-century England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 12/18/2011

    " fun story, great illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/27/2011

    " Clever, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 9/9/2011

    " Good middle-grade historical adventure illustrated with b&w drawings. Street urchin recounts (directly to the reader) the tale of how he wound up with a fine black horse. "

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

    " A children's book based on Dick Turpin, not well known in the U.S. so I don't expect this to go out much in my library. However, it is a quick read with Thompson's usual delightful writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 4/24/2011

    " Fast, funny book. Will appeal to 3rd graders up, especially boys... "

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

    " Good, old-fashioned, exciting adventure story set in 18th-century England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 B | 2/4/2011

    " Another in Kate Thompson's horse adventure serious.
    Involves a young boy,a period in history and a famous horse.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lana | 1/22/2011

    " A quick read, a strong voice, and an interesting main character. The reader has to decide whether the boy is telling the truth or not. I can imagine some fun classroom applications. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeline | 5/21/2010

    " An unreliable narrator in a chapter book. Brilliant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chauncey | 2/17/2010

    " I found this in the UK and bought it. Cool velvet cover, wonderful pictures, but the story doesn't go on long enough! I guess you have to pretend the rest! Great for young readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth/Sr. Elizabeth | 12/3/2009

    " Fast, funny book. Will appeal to 3rd graders up, especially boys... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 10/16/2009

    " Fast paced with a surprise at the end. Different point of view ... the narrator calls the reader "sir". would be fun to read aloud to 2nd/3rd graders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 9/16/2009

    " This was a fast read. I would have liked a different ending but overall it was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/1/2009

    " Who is fooling who in this old fashioned story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cynthia | 8/18/2009

    " Fun read, but for a younger audience than I expected "

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