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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walter Dean Myers Narrator: Madeline Cohen Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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The two-time National Book Award finalist discusses his historical novel about the New York City Draft Riots in 1863 with middle graders and teens, ages 12 and up. The event includes a discussion with the audience.

Performance playlist: Reading with the Audience by Walter Dean Myers, then conversation between Walter Dean Myers and Madeline Cohen.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 2/18/2014

    " Not up to Walter Dean Myers usual standards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 2/16/2014

    " I did not like the style - like a screenplay. But the book described a race riot during the civil war that I had never heard of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/13/2014

    " FANTASTIC audio presentation. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if I had just read this book as opposed to listening to it I wouldn't be giving it 5 stars. The full cast presentation along with the soundtrack made this novel-in-screenplay feel like you were actually watching a movie instead of listening to an audiobook. For those of you who weren't sold on the reading experience, I highly suggest giving the audio a try. I think your minds will be changed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " I listened to the audio version of this book which used a cast of readers to portray the various cast of characters in the book. Although it was professionally done, it was a bit distracting. Musical interludes also distracted from the story. It read like tv/movie script with visual descriptions as well. The content was interesting enough, but not my favorite work by Myers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 2/8/2014

    " I am wondering what others thought of this book. It never quite worked for me because of the central character--her voice and the issues she pondered just didn't feel at all like a 15-year-old. And certainly not like what an 1863 15-year-old.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa N | 2/1/2014

    " Written like a screenplay, it takes place in New York City during the Civil War. I liked it because it gives a different look at the country during the war and really illustrates the racial tension. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/26/2014

    " Written like a script, it's a super quick read on the draft riots in NYC in 1863. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lee | 1/24/2014

    " Interesting format (screenplay) but I had a hard time staying engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 1/20/2014

    " A very good book-the only reason it's three stars is because the screenplay format was slightly confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kinzie | 1/16/2014

    " I listened to this book this week and the audio version is awesome. It is performed by a full cast and brought me to tears several times. Myers is amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Gardner | 12/10/2013

    " I really recommend the audio version! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K Bond | 12/22/2012

    " I really didn't know anything about these riots that happened. It was really eye opening. I was also excited that Walt Whitman showed up. It is a little violent, but not much. I like how things were shown. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donalyn | 7/25/2012

    " The screenplay format made this a difficult book to follow. Told mostly through dialogue, with little back story, it was difficult to find a sense of the story or connect to the characters. I appreciated the importance of sharing this story, though, which is little known. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 5/10/2012

    " meh...felt didactic, and the screenplay format just didn't work for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy Gailey | 2/9/2012

    " This book was good-I found it a great way to show how a family and society crisis can affect people in the positive. I thought it was a great way of showing how we can make the best out of what is going on around us-even if it is war and bloodshed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 1/27/2012

    " glad to have learned about the NY Draft Riots of 1863 by this historical fiction, but not a fan of the screenplay format and was not convinced by some of the characters. Would have like more character development. However, I'm interested in this author and will eventually get to another title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiley Pope | 7/14/2011

    " Riot is the first book I have read by Walter Dean Myers. Riot has a good story line, but it is hard to define what it is. Also, the way the sentences and paragraphs were worded were not very good. This book is not suggested to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Akshat | 5/13/2011

    " Eh. Play format and quite violent. I did not get the story or plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raven | 4/5/2011

    " Well, I could clearly see what the morals were in this book but it was a bit too simple for me. But for teens I guess it's a good description of what you would face in a juvenile detention center (though I thought they got off light) and that you can still turn yourself around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/4/2011

    " Another great one from Myers. It was an easy read. Shows the gritty side of juvenile detention. Wish there had been more of the nursing home experience in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 3/22/2011

    " I liked this book because it shows you the way you live in jail and what goes on in the jail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mhaws | 2/1/2011

    " because i was locked up and everything in the book happend in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan | 1/26/2011

    " This book is really good and also this is one of my favorite author Wlter Dean Myers. This book is about a boy that is jail and he is doing stuff to go out of jail. "

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About the Author
Author Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014) was the acclaimed author of over fifty books, primarily for young adults. His notable works include Fallen Angels, Monster, Crystal, and Scorpions. He won numerous awards for his works, including five Coretta Scott King Awards for African American authors. He also won the first Michael L. Printz Award for his book Monster. In January of 2012 he became the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.