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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (68 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fourteen-year-old Clay Lancaster has been dreaming for years of the adventure he calls The Big Wander, a summer in the Southwest with his older brother, Mike, searching for their uncle Clay. When Mike decides to return home to Seattle and the girlfriend he left behind, Clay chooses to stay on and continue the search on his own.

Following a tip about his uncle, he heads out into the most remote canyons of the Navajo reservation, with only a burro and a dog named Curly for company. Clay loses his heart to the vast, rugged land, and to an adventurous girl with a long, dark braid, but finds his uncle in big trouble. Can Clay pull off a risky plan to save his uncle and the wild horses Uncle Clay has put his own life in jeopardy to protect?

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  • “This good-natured chronicle of a boy’s summer-long search for his uncle is jam-packed with action and…has the kind of charm that just seems to come naturally when a likable kid is put into some gorgeous countryside with a bunch of wild horses.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hobbs skilfully blends action scenes (flash flood, quicksand, and wild chases) with moments of humor and insight…Hobbs makes Clay a believable character, and creates a memorable supporting cast—even a villain with a heart of gold.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Hobbs has created an adventure that most teens would love to experience themselves. He provides a hero who is capable in the wilds as well as believably naïve and inept with girls, a Monument Valley setting that hobbs himself obviously loves, and enough action and humor to satisfy even the most reluctant reader.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bret QuickBear | 11/17/2013

    " Absolutly one of the best books i have ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Sammis | 6/24/2013

    " Loved it from start to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie Riggs | 5/8/2013

    " I've read better. Its probably a good adolescent boy book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by James Denison | 4/9/2013

    " A seminal book of my childhood/young adulthood. Would recommend highly to any preteen boys in search of an excellent adventure in the outdoors. "

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