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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier Narrator: Sean Crisden Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Arabus Family Saga Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781482982732
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Young Daniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers of Stratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel’s father fought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough in soldiers’ notes to buy his family’s freedom.

But now Daniel’s father is dead, and Mrs. Ivers has taken the notes from his mother. When Daniel bravely steals the notes back, a furious Captain Ivers forces him aboard a ship bound for the West Indies—and certain slavery. Even if Daniel can manage to jump ship in New York, will he be able to travel the long and dangerous road to freedom?

The second book in the Arabus family saga finds young Daniel trying to retrieve the notes that ensure his and his mother’s freedom, until he is forced aboard a boat and headed for certain slavery in the West Indies.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Craner | 11/16/2013

    " A little preachy. And I hated that the authors had to make up so much stuff for the history to be interesting. I can imagine young readers, tweenagers, really liking this though. "

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

    " I loved this book because most slavery books are really gorey and i hate goreyness so this was a t-e-double r-i-f-i-c book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlyn | 10/13/2013

    " I liked reading this book. It was interesting to read about slavery. I liked the story and the adventure. There were a lot of sad parts but it made me happier in the end. I learned that even though times may be tough, it's better in the end than in the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raafia Siddiq | 9/19/2013

    " i read this like back in middle school and it was really emotional at least at that age..there's another book by the same other which was also pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 2jk01bcs | 8/15/2013

    " I though this book was an OK book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/30/2013

    " Good but not great kid's historical fiction. It was interesting and informational but didn't touch me emotionally. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lelian Pham | 5/29/2013

    " very happy in the ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/27/2013

    " Great historical fiction book. The main character is very believable. I think both girls and boys would find this book interesting. Middle elementary level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/27/2013

    " A good story about a Northern family who had slaves and how an injustice strengthens a young slave to go for freedom--Revolutionary times and shortly thereafter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara or EndlesslySparkly | 5/21/2013

    " this was a sad and good book that i seemed like it could be real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamar Phillip | 5/17/2013

    " This book is very creative and I learned to never give up on anything because Captain Ivers was waiting at the stairs of the Fraunces' tavern, but Daniel Arabus still found a way to escape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/25/2013

    " I read this book back in elementary school, and it was a very fascinating and captivating book. I remember it being one of the first books I read for 'fun' and couldn't put it down until I finished it! "

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About the Author
Author James Lincoln Collier

James Lincoln Collier has written many books for children, including Give Dad My Best and Planet out of the Past. He has also contributed more than five hundred articles to the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Boy’s Life. His honors include the Kidger Prize for Teaching, the Jane Addams Peace Prize, and the Newbery Honor.

About the Narrator

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor who has narrated audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance, and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the award-winning ShadowGun, and has appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.