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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,702 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott O'Dell Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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When Ramón Salazar swims into an underwater cave in a deserted lagoon, he discovers the black pearl, the Great Pearl of Heaven. As the son of a pearl merchant, Ramón knows that this is the rarest and most valuable pearl in the world. He quickly scoops it up and brings it home to his father. Ramón's father believes the pearl is a blessing from the sea, but others in their tiny seaside town do not agree. They think Ramón has brought a curse upon his family, for the pearl belongs to the Manta Diablo, the most terrifying and monstrous devilfish of all. The manta, they say, will not give up his treasure easily. He will come to reclaim the pearl - and it is Ramón who will have to face him.

Scott O'Dell, the winner of the Hans Christian Anderson Award for his contributions to children's literature, spins a stirring story that resounds with all the power of a great legend. A Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book, The Black Pearl is captivating entertainment for all ages. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilhan | 1/15/2014

    " i think this book is good idia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/15/2014

    " A quick read. The story is very straight forward. I enjoyed this book - nothing Earth shattering - but a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Romine | 1/7/2014

    " This is a great easy to read sort of thriller! It is just so hard to put down. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Selwa | 12/24/2013

    " What a lovely book, and it's so nice to know that there is yet another quality book for boys (having worked in a bookstore, it seemed like girls had more to choose from than boys). Looking forward to reading more by Mr. O'Dell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie "the Librarian" | 12/20/2013

    " I haven't read this since I was a kid, but I remember really liking it. All the swimming, maybe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 12/13/2013

    " A story about a young pearl diver who finds a huge black pear. A giant manta, Manta Diablo, curses him and the pearl... I'm not exactly sure, its been awhile. But I think it ends bad for everyone... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 11/25/2013

    " I actually can't remember a whole lot about this book other than sitting in my bedroom when I was ten and reading it. I remember that I liked it and I was fascinated by the manta ray that they kept referring to as a "devilfish". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 11/21/2013

    " A great book!! It iz awsum! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 11/16/2013

    " This was a great book. I love sting rays. So this book was really cool "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wander Santos | 9/6/2013

    " I think that this book was so interesting to me and i like it alot AWESOME. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fita | 8/15/2013

    " what i remember bout this book is.. i had to write a summary for my reading class and im not interesting at all just by looking at the title of the book even until now.. for me it's such a boring book.. though my teacher said it's a very good one..hehe.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 8/2/2013

    " Engendered a life-long fascination with manta rays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autumn | 7/24/2013

    " I think I first read it because the title was the name of Captain Jack Sparrow's pirate ship. But it did turn out to be a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2013

    " I read this in school and although I don't remember most of it now, I know that I kind of liked it then. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancygomez | 2/18/2013

    " In the 7th grade my class was given this book to read and make a report. I think I was the only one who read it. I got really into it. It was a really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalee Z. | 2/3/2013

    " One of my favorite adventures from my childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Gleason | 9/1/2012

    " A great little book that I first read in 5th grade. It stuck with me and I always meant to go back and read it again. Now I have and I'm glad I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norman | 8/25/2012

    " Wow, forgot about this one until I read the description after seeing the book on Audrey's list. The "devilfish"! Yes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/1/2012

    " Supersticion and mystical creatures, I can imagine the sea creatures guarding the pearls that us greedy humans take. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie Laidlaw | 2/14/2012

    " I read this book in class. I thought it was alright, it is an easy reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 12/3/2011

    " An interesting version of The Pearl Myth. I enjoyed it from a young adventurer's perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tj | 5/19/2011

    " The black pearl was about a boy who dived for pearls. On his previous dive he found a heaven pearl. Read this book to find out about that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl/Aradanryl | 5/5/2011

    " Quick easy read with some adventure but one of those books often forced on readers. Slight religious overtone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/23/2011

    " Great book for 4th grade +
    Good morals to be taught.
    Animal, Mexico "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/8/2011

    " so far it's ok. we're reading it in english class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancygomez | 2/20/2011

    " In the 7th grade my class was given this book to read and make a report. I think I was the only one who read it. I got really into it. It was a really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/10/2010

    " Engendered a life-long fascination with manta rays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie | 12/1/2010

    " I read this book in class. I thought it was alright, it is an easy reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/31/2010

    " It's a pretty good book. I didn't like it that much but it was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leighanne | 10/27/2010

    " It was very interesting but I would like to read it again.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 10/2/2010

    " Great read with my 11 year old. For her book report. Interesting how our opinions are so different! Nice fast, simple and yet deep story. A classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/27/2010

    " It started so much like Steinbeck's "The Pearl" that I thought I knew where this book was going. As it turned out, not so much. I still don't really understand the point of the Manta Diablo, or why reclaiming the pearl again in the face of the Manta's wrath made the boy a man after all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 9/9/2010

    " so far this book is one of my all time favorites!!! its about a teenager going into the sea on a ship without his father.....he wants to proove to him that he can go look for the black pearl alone.......thats where i am right now......so far its great!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vullnet | 8/2/2010

    " In this book I read that the black pearl bring from Salazar famly the black things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 7/21/2010

    " This is a great easy to read sort of thriller! It is just so hard to put down. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 7/21/2010

    " I think that I might have missed the big message of this book. Maybe as I ponder it some more I will get it. It was cool to be transported to Mexico and be a part of one of their leyendas. I have been dreaming of Mexico lately! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/4/2010

    " This is another book I read when I was much younger; I remember enjoying it immensely, and I look forward to adding it to our family library.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 3/25/2010

    " I haven't read this in a while, but I remember falling in love with it - one of the few school books I fell in love with. The whole concept was awesome, from what I remember. :) I'll have to reread it sometime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cardenas | 3/24/2010

    " good book fora a quick read "

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About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.