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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendy Orr Narrator: Kate Readin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nim lives on an island in the middle of the wide blue sea, shared by only her father Jack, a marine iguana called Fred, a sea lion called Selkie, a turtle called Chica, and a satellite dish for her e-mail. No one else in the world lives quite like Nim, and she wouldn’t swap places with anyone.

But when Jack disappears in his sailing boat and disaster threatens her home, Nim must be braver than she’s ever been before. And she needs help from her friends, old and new.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fantasy tale as welcome as a breath of fresh tropical air…With ample doses of suspense and comedy, and a pleasingly sappy happily-ever-after ending, the tale portrays the improbable so cleverly that readers will want to believe everything about the likable Nim and her idyllic isle.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This finely produced audiobook captures the spirit of Orr's fantastic tale…Reading lightly differentiates characters’ voices, but her real strength lies in her expressive delivery. Children will savor the slivers of information about the tropical habitat, the adventure and survival themes, and the imaginative twists that Orr works into the story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With a perky tone Kate Reading keeps listeners engaged as the descriptions of daily tasks alternate with descriptions of the pleasures of island living. Through unlikely plot twists, Reading keeps suspense alive as a marvelous cyber friendship built on mistaken identities develops in this satisfying adventure.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/17/2014

    " I read this with my kids. We really enjoyed it. I took them to see the movie. It didn't follow the book very closely so that was disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shreya=Drastically Random. Find the emoticon. | 2/16/2014

    " The movie was better, but the storyline was good in the book. The movie was more dramatic and communicated emotions better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emilie | 2/14/2014

    " I liked the movie better, to me it was good but just seemed rrreeeaaalllyyy slow. It took me awhile to finish because I wasn't very into the story.. over all it was okay.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katiana | 1/31/2014

    " Meet Nim-a modern-day RObinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she's not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Besides, it's not as if no one's looking after her-she's got a sea lion to mother her and an iguana for comic relief. She also has an inteesting new e-mail pal. But when her father's cell phone calls stop coming nd disaster seems near, Nim has to be stronger and braver than she's ever been before. And she'll need all her friends to help her. "

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