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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (775 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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A five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a two-time Newbery Honor recipient, Walter Dean Myers has been called one of the most important writers of children's books of our age (Kirkus Reviews).

Lockdown is the powerful tale of 14-year-old Reese Anderson, who has spent 22 months in a tiny cell at a progress center. Living in fear and isolation, Reese begins looking within himself to find a way out of the prison system.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J | 2/8/2014

    " Reese Anderson is a young black man from Harlem spending time in juvenile detention for a non-violent crime, but his sense of morality keeps getting him into trouble. He's one who has a chance to get out of jail, but he can't be a silent spectator to the abuse of a small, weak inmate, so every time he comes to the rescue he digs himself a deeper hole. His only relief is a work release program at a nursing home, where he helps care for an elderly patient who has seen some tough times himself. Can Reese learn to control his temper while keeping his humanity? And what kind of future awaits him back on the streets anyway? Myers is the voice of impoverished black youth, and seems to know their despair from the inside-out. The language is really difficult for those not familiar with street slang, though, making it a difficult choice for boys who are reluctant readers. Coupled with the fact that there's not much action and a fair amount of introspection will make it hard for its intended audience, troubled young men, to keep turning the pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kricket | 2/4/2014

    " reece is in a juvenile detention facility for breaking into a doctor's office to steal prescription pads. now he is faced with decisions he didn't expect- how to behave so that he might get the chance to get out early, and what exactly he's going to do when he gets home again. this was a short book, easy to read. i enjoyed it but i am not the ideal audience, and found it a little bit cheesy at times. i would recommend it to reluctant readers and (obviously) incarcerated teens or those with friends in jail, or even teens in more urban communities than where i work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mstan | 2/3/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this short one about an African American teenager who has been locked up in a juvenile correction facility and risks ruining his own chance to turn over a new leaf. His odd friendship with a victim of bullying (in prison) - an Indian boy named Toon - and the tension between him and an old Dutchman in the home for senior citizens (where he won a chance to work at) are my favourite parts. The tone is hard and authentic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 1/28/2014

    " For some reason, this one has been sitting on my shelf for months. I thought I better read it when saw it received an NBA nomination and glad I did. This novel is Walter at his very best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hiren Patel | 1/15/2014

    " I thought this was a very well written book, that dives deep into the minds of kids in juvenile hall. I thought that this book was a very interesting book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Gundrum | 1/14/2014

    " Interesting look into a young black kid's problem with anger control and the juvenile system. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik Ekdahl | 1/2/2014

    " Eh. Kinda predictable, actually. Nothing to really impress itself one way or the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckie | 12/7/2013

    " i love Walter Dean Meyers and this book is National book ward worthy, but I'll be rooting for Mockingbird by Kathyrn Erskine, a worthy opponent! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 11/2/2013

    " This was okay. Personally I'm not that into WDM and I find a lot of his books to be rather boring. There isn't enough plot for me to keep reading. This was another one that was okay but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to anybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thea | 5/13/2013

    " This is a great book for adolescents. My students really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 4/19/2013

    " So far this book is ok i guess...i have to read this for my summer reading but i dont like it very much :/ but i guess this book is ok its not the best book i ever read to be honest "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Serina | 12/5/2011

    " dont waste your time. the book is like one big run on sentence. best part is the old man he meets in the retirement home, but thats just a tidbit, not the main part of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy K. | 8/25/2011

    " I thought this was a good book. The main character, Reese,is like able and one that you can relate to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raven | 6/28/2011

    " Well, I could clearly see what the morals were in this book but it was a bit too simple for me. But for teens I guess it's a good description of what you would face in a juvenile detention center (though I thought they got off light) and that you can still turn yourself around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana Hernandez | 5/18/2011

    " I liked this book because it shows you the way you live in jail and what goes on in the jail. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raven | 4/5/2011

    " Well, I could clearly see what the morals were in this book but it was a bit too simple for me. But for teens I guess it's a good description of what you would face in a juvenile detention center (though I thought they got off light) and that you can still turn yourself around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/4/2011

    " Another great one from Myers. It was an easy read. Shows the gritty side of juvenile detention. Wish there had been more of the nursing home experience in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 3/22/2011

    " I liked this book because it shows you the way you live in jail and what goes on in the jail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mhaws | 2/1/2011

    " because i was locked up and everything in the book happend in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 1/26/2011

    " This book is really good and also this is one of my favorite author Wlter Dean Myers. This book is about a boy that is jail and he is doing stuff to go out of jail. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

About the Narrator

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He is a classically trained actor, and his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri’s Ghetto Cowboy, he was also named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013. Jackson has won the AudioFile Earphones Award eleven times.