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2.75333333333333 out of 52.75333333333333 out of 52.75333333333333 out of 52.75333333333333 out of 52.75333333333333 out of 5 2.75 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William H. Armstrong Narrator: Avery Brooks Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN:
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A landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film, Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poor African-American boy in the 19th-century South. The boy's father is a sharecropper, struggling to feed his family in hard times. Night after night, he and his great coon dog, Sounder, return to the cabin empty-handed. Then, one morning, almost like a miracle, a sweet-smelling ham is cooking in the family's kitchen. At last the family will have a good meal. But that night, an angry sheriff and his deputies come, and the boy's life will never be the same. 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 mEg | 5/15/2011

    " So, so, so, so sad. But sweet in subtle ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tucker | 5/1/2011

    " i loved sounder. it was a great book about a dog and a boy, and there tough life growing in the south. it is a must read dog book. WARNING it will bring tears to your eyes.
    "

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

    " It was a good book, but it made me cry alot!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 4/24/2011

    " The style of this book is very similar to Armstrong Sperry's Call it Courage which is also a Newberry Winner. I don't care for this style. The characters are unnamed - other than the dog. The boy, the mother, the father - etc. It makes me feel emotionally disconnected from the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 4/17/2011

    " The ending is sad and if you hate animal abuse, DON'T READ THIS BOOK!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/16/2011

    " *post-civil war*
    *share cropping*
    *award winning*
    *chapter book*
    *race relations in the south* "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony | 4/12/2011

    " Honestly, I find it a little hard to believe this thing ever got published. Completely wooden and uninvolving (either of the two movies is much better). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 4/7/2011

    " this has got to be the most depressing work of children's literature that i have ever read!
    i was crying as i read it. heartbreaking and horribly sad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle | 3/8/2011

    " I was not that pleased with the book. It was missing an element. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/28/2011

    " Simple book for students to read. Decent for students who like dogs and or have experienced the removal of a family member from the family unit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 2/14/2011

    " 1970

    Ok I guess, but kind of boring. Maybe worth a 3. "

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About the Narrator

Avery Brooks is an accomplished actor, director, musician, and teacher. He is well-known to global audiences for his starring role as Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also costarred for three seasons as Hawk in Spenser: for Hire. His film credits include American History X, Fifteen Minutes, and The Big Hit, and his stage performances include the title roles in King Lear, Othello, and Phillip Hayes Dean’s Paul Robeson. He is a tenured professor of theater at Rutgers University.