Download Soldier's Heart: Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers Audiobook

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Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: George Wendt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751932
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Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart.  Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen.  In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War.


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  • The novel's spare, simple language and vivid visual images of brutality and death on the battlefield make it accessible and memorable to young people. Booklist, Starred
  • A stark, utterly persuasive novel of combat life in the Civil War that may well challenge generations of middle-school readers. The New York Times
  • Paulsen's storytelling is so psychologically true that readers will feel they have lived through Charley's experience. Publishers Weekly, Starred
  • The nightmare of the Civil War comes to the pages in this novel from Paulsen . . . based on the real-life experiences of a young enlistee. Kirkus Reviews, Pointer

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About the Author

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

George Wendt is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the classic television show Cheers. He has revived this role in other television shows, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Frasier.