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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Paterson Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781470356729
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It’s 1899 in a small town in Vermont, and the turn of the century is coming fast. According to certain members of the church where Robbie’s father is the preacher, the end of the century might even mean the end of the world. But Robbie has more pressing worries. He’s sure his father loves his simple-minded brother, Elliot, better than him, and he can no longer endure the tiresome restrictions of Christianity. He decides to leave the fold and decides to live life to the fullest. His high-spirited and often hot-headed behavior does nothing to improve his father’s opinion of him, nor does it improve the congregation’s flagging opinion of his father. Not until the consequences of his actions hurt others does Robbie put a stop to the chain of events he has set off and begin to realize his father might love him after all.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 10/23/2013

    " I love Katherine Paterson for giving the world Jacob Have I Loved, which makes just about anything else she's written pale in comparison. Preacher's Boy does not have the same beauty or depth of JHIL, but it's a good read with Paterson's usual humanity and humor woven throughout her characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billybobjoe | 7/30/2013

    " It seemed to me that this took too much from Tom Sawyer. There wasn't anything bad about that, or the story, but it didn't jump out at me. Not very memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Proctor | 7/22/2013

    " I thought this one was very real and I appreciated the perspective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 7/17/2013

    " OK, but probably my least favorite Katherine Paterson book thus far. I did like many of the values portrayed by the main character, his best friend, and his father - loyalty, family, compassion, consequences of a hot temper, honesty, etc. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Catherine | 6/28/2013

    " The characters were too unlikable. The first part is such an info dump that I couldn't keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 3/24/2013

    " Great story about how certian people have thier share problems. That their faith in God helps them deal with the issues that faces these people on a daily basis. Pick up the book yourself and enjoy the story. "

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About the Author
Author Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including two National Book Awards and two Newbery Medals. An active promoter of reading and literacy, she lives with her husband in Barre, Vermont. They have four grown children.

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 multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.