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Download Porch Lies Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia McKissack Narrator: Pamella D'PellaUnspecified Adenrele OjoUnspecified Mirron Willis Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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Master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch: a place where lightning bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat for the whole family to enjoy.

Here you can listen to porch lies: tales filled with humor and exaggeration about characters like:

  • A one-of-a-kind trickster, Dooley Hunter, who tells such a whopper at the State Liars' Contest that it becomes known as the best lie ever told.
  • A downright wily individual by the name of Noble Cake Norris, who some folks believe may have died 27 times.
  • A little old lady slickster folks call Aunt Gran, who comes face to face with Frank and Jesse James, the two most notorious outlaws in America.

    Rich in African American history, these unforgettable tales range from sidesplittingly funny to spine-chillingly spooky. So hop on the porch swing and listen up: there's a story just starting. 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 Paula | 11/4/2013

      " This is a great conversation piece. Stories have an urban legend style, as the reader decides if the story was a porch lie. Patricia McKissach leads the reader in her author's note the setting.Great for teachers looking for a short stories with some colorful characters. AR book: 4.8/5.0 "

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

      " Short stories from the South for reading aloud. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alixis Waltrip | 10/8/2013

      " Porch Lies is a book based on African American folk tales. The author used some porch stories she heard growing up and tweaked them into her own fun and creative stories. There funny tricksters and also some good moral lessons behind each porch lie. I enjoyed reading the stories the author created! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/28/2013

      " It was a treat to listen to these tales on audio CDs in our car! I'd recommend them for all ages. I loved the characters -- seems like most of them would have a definite twinkle in their eyes! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 5/21/2013

      " I really enjoyed this book and think several of the stories would work very well for a reader's theater, especially Change. Both the stories and the narrators on the audio version were engaging and fun. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiki | 4/10/2012

      " This is a really pleasant book that I randomly came across at Half Priced Books (love that store) and I read a story every night. It's like you're sitting down with an older Aunt or Grandfather listening to stories of back when "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/5/2011

      " This was a great book to listen to-the readers did a wonderful job of making me feel like I was out on the porch on a summer night, sitting back and listening to some porch lies. A great book to share as a family, too. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Smiths | 9/26/2011

      " It doesn't take very long to read one of the fun tall tales in this book at each sitting. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 7/14/2011

      " This was a wonderfully done audiobook---the perfect format for enjoying these stories since they're from the African-American oral tradition. I respect Patricia McKissack's work and I wan't disappointed. I recommend this to storytellers looking for new material or inspiration! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Tardy | 12/24/2010

      " A great collection of colorful and rich story telling that reflect the historical tradition of African folk tales and legends. They are side splitting funny stories, yet they teach a lesson or give the reader a glimpse into the characters who influenced the childhood of the author. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 8/8/2010

      " This was a fun book to read. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Elaine | 12/7/2009

      " A theater company I once worked for had a story dedicated in this book dedicated to it.

      Patricia McKissack endorsed us, and we turned this book into an educational touring show to tour to different schools and venues all over the Midwest. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bunni | 7/19/2009

      " Reminded me of all the stories (mostly true) Grandpa told on our porch swing. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 3/11/2009

      " This was a wonderfully done audiobook---the perfect format for enjoying these stories since they're from the African-American oral tradition. I respect Patricia McKissack's work and I wan't disappointed. I recommend this to storytellers looking for new material or inspiration! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 6/15/2008

      " This was a fun book to read. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Smiths | 4/21/2008

      " It doesn't take very long to read one of the fun tall tales in this book at each sitting. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/9/2008

      " It was a treat to listen to these tales on audio CDs in our car! I'd recommend them for all ages. I loved the characters -- seems like most of them would have a definite twinkle in their eyes! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/29/2007

      " Short stories from the South for reading aloud. "

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    About the Author

    Patricia McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Goin’ Someplace Special, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, written with her husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; The Dark-Thirty, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and Mirandy and Brother Wind, recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.