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The Chocolate War Audiobook

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3.00005170630817 out of 53.00005170630817 out of 53.00005170630817 out of 53.00005170630817 out of 53.00005170630817 out of 5 3.00 (19,340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Cormier Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jerry Renault ponders the question on the poster in his locker: Do I dare disturb the universe? Refusing to sell chocolates in the annual Trinity school fund-raiser may not seem like a radical thing to do. But when Jerry challenges a secret school society called The Vigils, his defiant act turns into an all-out war. Now the only question is: Who will survive? First published in 1974, Robert Cormier's groundbreaking novel, an unflinching portrait of corruption and cruelty, has become a modern classic.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Readnponder | 2/19/2014

    " I heard this described on a podcast as a YA classic. I had a hard time getting into it. The cruelty among the students was hard to read. And the blind eye turned by the teachers and administrators equally disturbing. I'm sure the book would generate a lively discussion in a high school class ... that is, if students were not afraid to speak frankly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Adele Griffin | 2/17/2014

    " Thirty-five years later (and 27 years after I read it for the first time) this book doesn't pull one false punch. Archie Costello is a villain for the ages, and Cormier's cinematographic plot strings the tension all the way through to a mesmerizing final act. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Adam | 1/21/2014

    " WARNING: I didn't have to read for long before encountering gratuitous obscene references. Though I have not read very far into the book at all, it is obvious to me that Robert Cormier would have no reservations continuing in obscenity. Even taking into account that this book is supposed to be about a kid at a school of hard knocks, and that I heard all sorts of obscene references at the schools I attended, I can understand why seven publishers rejected this book. I see no reason to recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Tom | 1/16/2014

    " Story of struggle between a boy, the school administration, and a "clique" of boys who run the show at the school Everything comes to a head during the annual fund raiser, selling chocolate bars, when the young boy refuses to go along with the clique's instructions. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier (1925–2000) received the 1999 Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.

About the Narrator

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.