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Download The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (Unabridged), by Gary Paulsen
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For a 16-year-old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day is an education in the hard work and boredom of migrant labor; every day teaches him something more about friendship, or hunger, or profanity, or lust - always lust. He learns how a poker game, or hitching a ride, can turn deadly. He discovers the secret sadness and generosity to be found on a lonely farm in the middle of nowhere. Then he joins up with a carnival and becomes a grunt, running a ride and shilling for the geek show. He's living the hard carny life and beginning to see the world through carny eyes. He's tough. Cynical. By the end of the summer he's pretty sure he knows it all. Until he meets Ruby.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jon | 2/17/2014

    " I loved this book. Its a good story about a child of alchoholics who leaves them behind in search of a better life for himself. I only had one sticker with this book. has anybody read Tiltawhirl John? it sure seems a heck of alot like Beat Field, the main characters even run the same ride. Has anybody else noticed this? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Wendy E. | 1/18/2014

    " My first Gary Paulsen book...and come to find out it is partially based on his own experiences. Interesting. His style reminded me of Steinbeck's style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nicole | 1/12/2014

    " Not the best by this author dude, but still acceptable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Hanny G | 1/7/2014

    " The end is totally inappropriate.... It wrecked the book for me... "

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