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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William H. Armstrong Narrator: Avery Brooks Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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. "

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