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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (952 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ralph Moody Narrator: Cameron Beierle Publisher: Books In Motion Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN: 9781596075719
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At age eleven, Ralph becomes man of the family and an entrepreneur. He continues his horse riding, cattle driving, and the Moodys start a cooking business. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this one as much as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerianna | 2/11/2014

    " Loved this as much as the first one. The kid really had integrity and smarts. Great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bowleslinda | 1/26/2014

    " What a heartwarming read! And really eye-opening to how resourceful people can be when required. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lolly | 1/13/2014

    " Rob and I finally finished reading this together last year. We can't wait to read it aloud to our boys when they are a little older! It is the author's amazing true life story about when he moved to Colorado as a nine year old just after the turn of the century. His dad and mom are tremendous. You'll have to read it to find out why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Blaine | 1/6/2014

    " I loved this book of how this family figured out how to make it after their father/husband died. Ralph knows how to tell a story. Even if he wasn't as clever as he makes himself out to be in the books, I still love the stories. They inspire me to just figure something out when times get tough! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2013

    " One of my earliest favorites, this one has always stuck with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/24/2013

    " I enjoyed this book but not as much as "Little Britches" it was his father that had all the great lines. Still an enjoyable read about some really amazing and resourceful people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/20/2013

    " In this book, the family struggles to make ends meet after the death of Ralph's father. This means a variety of odd jobs for all of them, including Ralph, and quite a few sacrifices. Most of the people from the first book still show up, including Hi and Ralph's cowpoke buddies. There is a surprise coming aout half way into the book and quite a cliffhanger at the end, but I won't give those away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magda | 12/17/2013

    " Still in love with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorgina | 11/10/2013

    " Here is the book that shows how well Ralph applies his training to become the man of the house at age 11. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami | 9/27/2013

    " This whole series is just so great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitzi | 7/4/2013

    " This is the 2nd book in the Ralph Moody series, and picks up right where Little Britches left off. I loved this book as well. I'm definitely going to have to purchase this series, as they would be excellent to read to my children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalya | 2/15/2013

    " Loved this book. It is a great example for young men. I especially loved the math in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 8/28/2012

    " I didn't find this one as enjoyable as 'Little Britches', but it's still worth reading. I didn't find the Moody's reason for leaving town quite plausible, either. But that could just be me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andee | 3/5/2012

    " I read this to my kids in December '08 and we LOVED LOVED every second of it. We can't wait to read the next book in this series by Ralph Moody. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 6/1/2011

    " A very simple book. Easy to read and not much to think about. I guess that is good and bad. But it leaves me time for a fun book now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/3/2011

    " The sequel to Little Britches--also very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammie | 11/21/2010

    " Found my son tring to be the Man of the house when dad was gone! Great inspiring book!! Loved it!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mychael-Ann | 11/8/2010

    " Everyone in the family loves the Little Britches books. No one liked how #2 ended so we've got to start #3 right away to see what happens to the Moody family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/12/2010

    " Another book by Moody where the fundamentals and core values of life are presented through true friendships and relationships. Just a great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 10/21/2009

    " Another excellent book by Ralph Moody. My kids and I have read this book several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 9/29/2009

    " Good read. I recommend it especially to youth, but for anyone. Sequel to Little Britches. I wish they would make a movie out of them. Hmm... Maybe there already is one.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andee | 1/7/2009

    " Wonderful story!! My husband read it to the kids in summer of '08 then I read it myself that fall. I cried at the end of the story and loved the family relationships displayed in the book. Especially between Ralph and his dad. GREAT!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 11/20/2008

    " Exceptional!! I adore this book as a read-aloud for my boys. I cherish the values that it conveys; hard-work, integrity, honesty, and especially family. This is a wonderful book. Think, "Little House on the Prarie" for boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/23/2008

    " My goodness, what a rare treat I enjoyed while reading this book. Ralph Moody paints a brief glimpse of his boyhood on a Colorado ranch with such magnificent color I yearned to pick up a brush and paint myself into the story.

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About the Author
Author Ralph Moody

Ralph Owen Moody (1898–1982) was an American author who wrote 17 novels and autobiographies largely about the American West, though a few are set in New England. He was born in East Rochester, New Hampshire in 1898 but moved to Colorado with his family when he was eight in the hopes that a dry climate would improve his father Charles's tuberculosis. Moody detailed his experiences in Colorado in the first book of the Little Britches series, Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers. After his father died, eleven-year-old Moody assumed the duties of the “man of the house”. He and his sister Grace combined ingenuity with hard work in a variety of odd jobs to help their mother provide for their large family. The Moody clan returned to the East Coast sometime after Charles's death. After a period as livestock business owner in rural Kansas, Moody married and moved to Kansas City. Ralph and Edna Moody had three children.

About the Narrator

Cameron Beierle is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.