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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Ella Lyon Narrator: Nick Landrum Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2004 ISBN: 9781464044755
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Children’s author and renowned poet George Ella Lyon won the Golden Kite Award. Sonny’s House of Spies is a deeply affecting story of a family whose closely guarded secrets are beginning to cause harm. In 1950s Alabama, the Bradshaw children—Sonny, Loretta, and Deaton—are perfecting their spycraft. Ever since Mama kicked Daddy out of the house, 13-year-old Sonny has sensed that someone is watching them, someone unseen. So one Friday, Sonny sneaks out of town on his bike to search for his father. He doesn’t know if he’ll find him, but one thing’s for sure—he needs to know the truth. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Fortunately, Lyon's sharply drawn characters steer the story away from melodrama, and she balances the heavy elements with humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lyon conveys a strong sense of Southern life through the cadence of speech, wonderful turns of phrase, and the patterns of daily life.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Lyon expertly weaves together plot, setting, and a cast of unforgettable characters to create a compelling, believable, emotionally honest tale about one boy's coming of age. You'll know Sonny when you're finished reading his story-and you'll be glad you do.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Sonny's search for the truth in 1950s Alabama is told with a smooth and emotive narration by Nick Landrum.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 5/15/2013

    " HILARIOUS - wonderfully well thought out "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie Scott | 7/28/2012

    " Had to read for a lit class. LOVED it. I am now a George Ella Lyon fan. "

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About the Narrator

Nick Landrum is an award-winning narrator, singer, and voice-over artist. His audiobook work includes The Virgin Suicides, Bob Dylan’s unabridged Chronicles, and he is the voice of the popular Dexter series. Landrum has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.