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Island of the Blue Dolphins Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (128,825 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott O'Dell Narrator: Tantoo Cardinal Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Island of the Blue Dolphins is the remarkable story of a strange and beautiful Indian girl who lives a serene and courageous life as the solitary survivor on a rocky island off the California coast. The island looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters frolic in the surf, and sea elephants and birds abound. Once, many Indians lived on the island, too. But when the Russians arrived to prey on the wildlife surrounding the island, a war broke out, and many perished. The few that were left fled the island and sailed to the island of Santa Catalina in the east, but Karana, The Girl with the Long Black Hair, and Ramo, her brother, were left behind.

Year after year, Karana waited for a ship to come for her. But while she waited, she fought for her very survival, building a shelter, hunting for food, making weapons to stave off her enemies, the wild dogs who took her brother. Scott O'Dell's timeless classic about an unusual adventure of survival is also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery that touches everyone who hears Karana's unforgettable story. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Joanna | 2/18/2014

    " One of my two favorite childhood books...LOVED, STILL LOVE! It's a classic for a reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Deirdre | 2/17/2014

    " I read this when I was a young girl and fell in love with it immediately. I never enjoyed reading at that age. It always felt like work, especially books from school. This was one of the first books I had read that made me rediscover that reading was fun and a great escape from the world around me. I guess it also helped that Katrana is a young strong female character that's trapped on an island and I guess in someways I felt I could relate to her and her situation. In many ways I still do. It's an adventure that you can relive over and over again and still feel haunted once your finished. I still have my original hardcover copy on my bookshelf, matter of fact I think I'm going to reread it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Kristie Stauffer | 2/14/2014

    " I like this book. I remember that not everyone in our family did when we listened to it on tape, but I liked it. A girl is left behind on an island when her people leave. She ends up living there by herself for nearly 20 years. Her resourcefulness is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Crystal | 1/27/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books. The movie was great too. "

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