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3.00003581533613 out of 53.00003581533613 out of 53.00003581533613 out of 53.00003581533613 out of 53.00003581533613 out of 5 3.00 (55,842 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mildred D. Taylor Narrator: Lynne Thigpen Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a insightfully written children's novel that illuminates the evils of racism while celebrating the unifying strength of love and family. Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression the book tells the story of the Logans, an African-American family that owns their own land and is well-off. This is in sharp in contrast to many of their friends and neighbors who are primarily poor sharecroppers. The Logan family's struggle to keep their family together while fighting the horrors of racism, poverty and illness is both harrowing and inspiring. Together they take great pride in their hard-won land which is the family's most prized possession and a great source of pride. Written from the perspective of Cassie, the family's 9 year old daughter, the story is both haunting and poignant in its portrayal of African-American life in the deep south during the 1930's.

Winner of the prestigious Newbery Medal in 1977, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is given new life in this well-made unabridged audiobook adaptation.

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 2/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book but the ending was not to my satisfaction. It is appropriate for the young reader that it is intended for but I was hoping for something a little more dynamic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Kluiters | 2/17/2014

    " I read this during break, and I found it to be a powerful and moving story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miss | 2/17/2014

    " Very deserving of its Newbery medal. Have just ordered a copy for my class library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Hunt | 2/16/2014

    " I read this a few months ago but never marked it. It was okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zed Whisper | 2/7/2014

    " I read this book as part of the national curriculum when I was at secondary school and I found it was beautifully written. It's not the type of book I normally read but I'm glad I did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 1/29/2014

    " I read the novel "Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry" with my class. The book "Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry" is mainly about African Americans who struggle through the harsh times after Civil War because of there color. The Logan family trys to fight the white people becuase they think that just because their skin color is differnet doesn't mean that they have to be treated differently. My favorite quote in the story is "Well you just get your little black self back over there and wait some more." This quote is my favorite quote in the story becuase it shows how the white people treat blacks. I think the author had a really interesting writing style becase of the way he end the story. Mildred Taylor also had a really clever idea for making the story first person point of view. I would recommend this book to any body who wants to learn about the civil war and how black people were treated back then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy May | 1/25/2014

    " I teach 7th grade, and my students read it every year. Such an excellent book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mellissa | 1/16/2014

    " Want to teach this to my 7th graders. Opens your eyes about how life was like even 70 years after slavery was abolished. I teach in small town MN where there is no diversity. Cassie Logan's experiences could help my students open their eyes about racism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanan | 1/10/2014

    " I loved this book when I was a kid! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skylar | 1/7/2014

    " I was so emotional while reading this book :'( but it was AMAZING! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hana | 12/21/2013

    " Roll of Thunder took place in the Great Depression and is more of a historical fiction book. This isn't a book I would pick up on my own, but it was very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antonio Ward | 11/29/2013

    " i think itt was a good book and i think its a good book for children to see how aficans americans use to get treated "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby C. | 10/26/2013

    " Fantastic book, but emotionally difficult to read because of the injustice, hatred, and pain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 emmanuel owusu | 10/10/2013

    " i like your book roll of thunder hear my cry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shante | 8/4/2013

    " It's been awhile. Have to re-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Warner | 4/2/2013

    " Fabulous story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanul(: | 3/28/2013

    " was fun! and sad at the end! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 11/12/2012

    " Wow! What a moving book with great characters. I loved it and I can't wait to read other books in this series. Well deserved in terms of the Newbery award. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaitlyn And | 10/19/2012

    " I did not like this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Sersland | 9/20/2012

    " Students really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mirrani | 9/9/2012

    " I can easily see why it's a Newbery book. It was a very catching read. I felt as if I could see the things happening without having to have them so deeply described. The flow through the year was very good and well told from the perspective of a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 7/18/2012

    " Excellent. I really enjoyed this book. My daughter was reading this for her 8th grade English class and I participated in a "read along". I'll be reading the 2nd book and prequel at some point as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/6/2012

    " Know any Young adults? a great read for them AND older readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty Anne | 12/29/2011

    " Just finished reading Roll of Thunder with my students. It was an excellent read and a great history lesson on the struggles of African Americans during The Great Depression in Mississippi. I especially enjoyed getting the perspective from a young girl's eyes and thoughts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/19/2011

    " This is a wonderful children's book that captures the days of racial segregation below the cotton curtain in "the land of the free and the home of the brave." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Saya1450 | 5/18/2011

    " I have read this book at least four times and every single time I read it, about a month later I can't remember what happened. To this day I can't remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giselle | 5/17/2011

    " It was a very thoughtful book. I liked it, unexpectedly, even though I usually don't like historical fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 5/16/2011

    " GREAT BOOK! It really shows how white people treated black back then. I don't like how they treat them, but this is a REALLY good book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 5/12/2011

    " We did this book in literature and to be honest i didn't much care for it. As southern american novels go this is onw of the lowest for me. If you have a choice dont read it. But that's just me ;/ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virag | 5/9/2011

    " I had to read this as a class assignment. It was OK, but it's really not my type of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 THE{Youth}*OF*[Today]~IS~Our(Tomorrow) | 5/7/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book. It was the only book I remember crying in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/6/2011

    " It was really good it was kind of sad and happy though it s a pretty fast and easy read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Orla | 5/4/2011

    " one of my favourite books as a teenager I read the whole series very powerful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/2/2011

    " This is definitely a book every kid should read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 4/29/2011

    " Great book! This book attests to the strength of the human spirit. A must read to help young people understand the history of African Americans in this country. Eloquently written with great descriptions. Winner of multiple awards including the Newberry in 1977. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 4/29/2011

    " I've always loved this book. First encountered it in the 4th grade and have read it at least twice since then. Highly recommended.

    I just learned something thanks to goodreads - apparently this is the 4th book in a series of 6. I thought it was the 1st in a trilogy. Crazy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roseanne | 4/28/2011

    " This was assigned reading for my children in 5th or 6th grade. I read it along with them and loved how well the time was portrayed. Wonderful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/27/2011

    " This was a pretty good book. I think students would like it. This could also be used in a history class. "

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About the Author
Author Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor, Newbery Award-winning author, was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps teaching English and history. Returning to the United States, she entered the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism, from which she received her Master of Arts degree. As a member of the Black Student Alliance, she worked with students and University officials in structuring a Black Studies program at the University. She currently lives in Colorado.

About the Narrator

Multi-talented actress Lynne Thigpen (1948–2003) was born in Joliet, Illinois. She performed in community theater and university theater productions while attending the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Following graduation, she taught high-school English for a short time, but her interest in acting eventually prevailed over teaching. During her thirty-year career, Lynne went on to appear in nearly forty movies and numerous television series