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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42,127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chaim Potok Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Though they've lived their entire lives less than five blocks from each other, Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders exist in very different worlds. Reuven blends easily into both his secular Jewish faith and his typical American teen life, while Danny's conservative Hasidic clothes and appearance make him stick out in any crowd. Their improbable friendship teaches them that the differences separating people through cultures and generations are never as great as they seem. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriella Mayer | 2/19/2014

    " Definately my favorite book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shira | 2/18/2014

    " I need to read this book at least once every few years. One of my all time favorites. Chaim Potok writes with such incredible accuracy, I often feel as though he is in my own skin. Clearly an insider's view...fast paced, amazing plot, incredible character development, wonderful literary technique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corine | 2/17/2014

    " What a great book. A book to read again. And again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alert Holtman | 2/1/2014

    " Very good, interesting relationship between the boys, interesting lecture in Judaism "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carma | 1/30/2014

    " Very good book...somewhat suprising, but it stays with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ctroskoph | 1/28/2014

    " I liked Asher Lev better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SonnyGoten SonnyGoten | 1/20/2014

    " I read this book a long time ago for high school and still remember it for being a lot better than I thought it was - and now, I count it amongst my favourites for sheer memorability. Usually I actually detest this sort of slow stories, however, I could not help but feel really invested in the relationship between Danny and Reuven. Also, all the Jewish culture and tradition, etc. was really interesting and gave me a glimpse into their complicated world and history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinley | 1/8/2014

    " This had an impact in several ways. One chief one was in understanding how one traditionally studies the Torah - reading commentaries throughout the ages by Jewish sages on various sections. Another was in the nature of friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riley | 1/6/2014

    " A heartfelt first book about two Jewish boys, their fathers, their education, and their religion in 1940s Brooklyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctb | 1/3/2014

    " My first and favorite Potok. Enlightening and well-written. Good story telling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ta N. | 12/21/2013

    " Loved it- but you'll learn a lot about Judaism and the rise of the Jewish state as well as the value of friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/27/2013

    " Loved it. I read it years ago and think I will re-read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em Elle | 11/23/2013

    " Potok explores many themes - religion, history, family and love. It was great to read at 14 years old as it opened my eyes to a different religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Boice | 11/6/2013

    " I read Chaim Potok years ago and loved his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swiss Reader | 10/22/2013

    " Excellent book - recommend to everyone who wants to understand relationships and faith. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Randy | 9/17/2013

    " I could not get through this book, and I gave it a good 150 pages. SO boring. I also was waiting for the big reveal that Danny Saunders was gay and had a crush on Reuven. That eventually happens, right? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Lofley | 8/18/2013

    " I felt educated about Jews and their religious practices. It felt complete, except I found myself wondering what happened to Billy. Did it say, and I totally missed it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mollie | 8/4/2013

    " i liked it at the begining and even when i started to get religus i still was ok with it for a while but in the end it was just to m,uch god for me. i didn't hate it as much as i thought i would though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda (sessionswedding) | 10/15/2012

    " I read this book in high school and loved it. I don't remember a whole lot about it, but I did enjoy it and pulled a lot of symbolic meaning from the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 6/7/2012

    " A great read! I ended up learning lots about Jewish culture in America at that time period. As I've never read about them at that time before now, I found it very insightful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charity | 4/17/2012

    " very good read...learned so much about culture and choice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet C | 12/9/2011

    " Loved it! Brought back memories of my childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyrie | 9/8/2011

    " It's an interesting look into two forms of Judaism - two ways of raising a child. I liked it, but wow, harsh decisions were made. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norrie | 8/28/2011

    " I remembered loving this book in High School. Interesting because now I do not know why. Certainly opens one eyes to different cultures and the story is good, two different Jewish boys coming of age. Just didn't love it this time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Giauque | 8/10/2011

    " There was a time a few years ago when everyone seemed to be reading this. I didn't. So that's why I decided to do it now. It was good and I can see why it was popular, but I didn't like it well enough to write about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 6/22/2011

    " It's been a long time since I read this book but I remember loving it! I understand having religion a big part of my life. It was really interesting to see the difference between the two boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 6/22/2011

    " I read Chaim Potok years ago and loved his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 6/8/2011

    " I really enjoy reading Chaim Potok. His ideas are thought provoking. I was sometimes lost by all of the math terminology references, but as a whole this book really made me think about why it's important to live after your beliefs and to know why you believe the way you do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 6/7/2011

    " Second time I've read this- even more amazing than the first time. If I could recommend only one book to everyone, it would be The Chosen. Once again, the intensity and beauty of this book leave me speechless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 6/3/2011

    " I absolutley love this book! One of my all time favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 5/29/2011

    " I loved reading this book. Once I picked it up I had a very difficult time putting it down. It has some powerful themes and excellent characters and is jam-packed with facts about WWII, the Jewish religion, and phylosophy. I would recommend it to just about anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Redshoes595 | 5/29/2011

    " This book was hard to get into but after awhile it took root and I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/28/2011

    " Steve and I listened to this on our way to NE and Iowa. It was "okay". "

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