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Extended Audio Sample The Car (Unabridged), by Gary Paulsen
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fourteen-year-old Terry has parents who never paid him much attention. So when they both disappear after one of their all-too-frequent arguments, Terry isn't exactly eager for them to come home. On his own, he occupies himself by assembling a car kit that's been collecting dust in the garage for years. When the car is finished, Terry is pleased to discover it actually runs. Though he doesn't know much about driving, he gets behind the wheel and heads west, with the notion of visiting an uncle in Oregon.

But Terry's plan takes a detour when he meets Shakespeare-quoting wanderer Waylon Jackson. The aging Vietnam vet has seen and done extraordinary things, and he is still hungry to learn more. With Waylon as his copilot, Terry ends up in locales as varied as a religious commune, a poker game in Deadwood, and Custer's Last Stand. It's an exciting and sometimes dangerous journey. Along the way, he learns a lot about people, about America - and ultimately, about himself.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Justin franks | 2/17/2014

    " really good book fast read and full of action "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mike | 2/16/2014

    " in the very beginning of this book, i thougt it was pretty weird because both parents called and said they were leaving and never coming back. Then, it seemed kind of stupid because there is no way a fourteen year old kid can build a car all by himself without any experience in cars. but it started getting good as soon as waylon was in the picture. i didnt know if he could be some sort of murderer or he was just some dude looking for a ride. then, when wayne (one of waylon's friend) appered in the story it told a little bit more about waylon and him being gay. but my favorite part in this book so far was when they were gambling and won a crap load of money. but overall i enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeremy | 2/15/2014

    " If you are of the male species you will like this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adele | 2/2/2014

    " Gary Paulsen is really a great author and in this book the writing and plot are pretty good so far, but there are so many references to car parts and car slang that sometimes I have no idea what is going on. "

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