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

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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: June 2011 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 Hanny G | 1/7/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zack Haffner | 11/28/2013

    " this was a very good book. I basically love every book that Gary Paulsen has written. The boy had a troubled life, and he turned that all around and made something for himself "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy Porter-Reynolds | 11/26/2013

    " Shockingly good. Makes me want to read everything Paulsen's ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natahlia | 9/26/2013

    " This book kind of got inappropriate towards the end, but I liked it. The thing that frustrates me the most, though, is that I never learned the main characters name. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candice | 3/9/2013

    " This book was all right "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 12/28/2012

    " I wanted something easy to read and I thought this would be good since I've read the Hatchet and that was great. It turned out to be a total waste of time and it was really lame. I'm not really sure what the point of it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Richards | 12/6/2012

    " coming of age for boys. interesting ending, one the boys would like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Mondragon | 6/7/2012

    " this book is a great book to read if you ever tend to do something like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bookworm5841 | 10/14/2011

    " It was not the best book i have ever read but it was not that bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anwar | 7/10/2011

    " my review is that it is a good book. "

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

    " This book kind of got inappropriate towards the end, but I liked it. The thing that frustrates me the most, though, is that I never learned the main characters name. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zack | 4/15/2011

    " this was a very good book. I basically love every book that Gary Paulsen has written. The boy had a troubled life, and he turned that all around and made something for himself
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 12/5/2010

    " coming of age for boys. interesting ending, one the boys would like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/28/2010

    " A very quick read. 6 days. Officially a kids book but also got “not suitable for younger readers” warning on it as it does deal with sexual issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anwar | 1/28/2010

    " my review is that it is a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 7/4/2008

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 10/4/2007

    " I wanted something easy to read and I thought this would be good since I've read the Hatchet and that was great. It turned out to be a total waste of time and it was really lame. I'm not really sure what the point of it was. "

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About the Author
Author Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.