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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,957 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marion Dane Bauer Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781436137041
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The sun beats down on 7th-graders Joel and his best friend as they pedal up and down the hills outside of town. Before leaving home, Joel had solemnly promised his father-on his honor-they would only go to the state park. He didn't explain they were planning a daring climb on the sheer river bluffs there. But on the way, when the boys reach the bridge over the raging Vermillion River, they change their minds. They will cool off in the water instead of pedaling so many miles. After all, isn't swimming safer than rock climbing? Critically-acclaimed author Marion Dane Bauer creates a compelling story of choices and their consequences. On My Honor is not only a soul-stirring novel, but an exciting adventure book as well. With his compassionate performance, narrator Johnny Heller provides the perfect voice for Joel as he struggles with his conscience. 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 Emily | 2/8/2014

    " Love this book. So sad though! Read it Great Book!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 2/5/2014

    " I didn't really like this book so much. I guess it was just too sad for my liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/31/2014

    " omg we're reading this in reading clas..lol obivously...and it's sooo fun!!! it's a bit disturbing..well don't get me wrong...it's not disturbing at all...someone just drowns...well i' not ure if he drowned or not...but it's sooo good!! seriously!! read it!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 1/25/2014

    " typical Newbery, death of a friend, grief, hard lesson learned. everytime i ask kids or adults to describe Newbery winning books this is the kind they think of now. but they remember Charlotte's Web, Wrinkle and Mixed up files as their favorites. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deanna | 1/19/2014

    " Both Alia and I felt dissatisfied with this book. The book is depressing, and I could live with that if I felt it has some redeeming qualities, but I didn't feel that there were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunwoo Im | 1/7/2014

    " 'On My Honor' was interesting book to me.It was also toughing story.I don't understand Joel because he didn't really had to lie.He could just tell the truth in the beging.So the problem won't come really serious.I also think Joel had to stopped Tony going in the river.Because it is dangerous.After finishing this book,this book gave me advice not to lie and be honest,and do not go in to the river.It was best book I ever read.I really want to recommend this book to everybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Viscome | 1/5/2014

    " This is a great choice for book clubs, reading groups or just reading with a friend because there is so much to talk about! It is one of my favorites for kids who are almost ready to read level S independently because there are so many ways to push their thinking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber Pound | 12/26/2013

    " Good book for older children. Does contain death but has a theme of learning that all actions have a consequence. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 11/25/2013

    " Denver trip to see "Wicked" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keenan Serrano | 11/15/2013

    " One of the most interesting books I have ever read. I love how the story starts out edgy in a way and then gets intense. This story was sad aand thrilling at the same time. I'd call it a sad/action book. I would like to see more from this author. They have a great setup. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosaleen Leclair | 9/15/2013

    " It is a awesome book! First a boy dares his friend to swim In a dangerous river. When the boy reaches the sandbar his fierend is missing "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 9/14/2013

    " ew! Don't read this book! It's sad and it's just not very well-written in my opinion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eliana | 3/11/2013

    " Assigned to the book club kids. What a horrible book--tragedy with no resolution? I fear I may have traumatized them all for life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D2 Seth Conklin | 2/15/2013

    " The book is getting pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 12/17/2012

    " a great read for boys-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/11/2012

    " This is a quick read, but it packs a lot of drama into just a few pages. The author handles the tragedy well. The boy's feelings were autdhentic. I couldn't stop reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 8/24/2012

    " i though this book was good.and it kept me intrested so im good,with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolee | 5/16/2012

    " This book makes me cry over and over again!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathryn | 2/14/2012

    " This book is really chilling, its so dramatically written...it's really good though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moe | 2/13/2012

    " This was a very sad book. It really went with our classroom Open Court theme "risks and consequences" but it was too sad and had bad words in it that I cannot speak on the computer. Joel shouldn't have been mad at his father because he made the choice himself to swim to the docks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 10/24/2011

    " I loved this book as a kid. I haven't read it in years, but I still remember most of what happens in it and it is the first book that I can remember genuinely emoting along with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heloyce | 9/28/2011

    " This book won a Newbery Honor some years ago. I decided to read it again and though the descriptions were dated, the message was still relevant. A mistake can be forgiven to some extent but the impact of that mistake remains forever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camryn | 7/13/2011

    " I think it was an amazing book about 2 boys Tony and Joel who wanted to swim across a dangerous river and when Joel makes it to the other side he turns around and Tony isnt there.This book was awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela | 3/8/2011

    " This book is beyond amazing! It's a short read and its very sad. I dont know why but i like reading sad books sometimes. I thought that this book was so sad! A boy dies, because he cannot swim and he tries to anyway! :( Great Book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 3/4/2011

    " I read this book for school matters. I thought it was okay and a very short read. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yolanda | 2/17/2011

    " Ugh. I liked what the story was about, the feeling of guilt over something that you did or didn't do, but the story itself left much to be desired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 1/12/2011

    " One of my favorite books when I was a kid. It really stuck with me for some reason. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cade | 12/28/2010

    " It made me kind of sick to my stomach and sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/27/2010

    " This book is a classic, Read it as a child and then again as a teenager. It shows that whatever you do, you will get caught. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. March | 10/28/2010

    " I love this book! It is an easy read but sends a strong message to its readers. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleynandaw | 10/6/2010

    " this is one of the best books ive ever read i love it so much it is sad but has a really nice lesson i wish there was a movie or something!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 10/1/2010

    " A short, powerful story. Reminded me of Eve Bunting's Black Water. A good choice for older reluctant readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Viscome | 7/22/2010

    " This is a great choice for book clubs, reading groups or just reading with a friend because there is so much to talk about! It is one of my favorites for kids who are almost ready to read level S independently because there are so many ways to push their thinking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 6/18/2010

    " Real life choices, concequences, and guilt. Easy read, high interest for the middle school student "

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About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him thirty-five AudioFile Earphones Awards.