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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,484 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marguerite De Angeli Narrator: Roger Rees Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9780739371879
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Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy’s personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meredith Martin | 2/1/2014

    " I don't remember it much, but the part I do remember was PRETTY BORING!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Victoria Katherine | 1/29/2014

    " A very sweet children's story. I don't know how accurate is historically, but it is well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MizziQ | 1/18/2014

    " HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! To clarify...HATED IT! Ok so I was willing...totally willing to give this dumb book a chance, what do I get? THIS! The kid got sick and because in that time there were very little cures for anything, especially serious illnesses, the kid is now a cripple. He is a brat. The book clearly states that. I can't remember whether directly or indirectly. But ANYHOW he is such a brat that he scares away anybody and everybody willing to help him or care for him...Oh yha and his parents are important people so their off helping with a war effort. Oh did I mention there was a war? I'm pretty sure there was a war. The kid wanted so bad to fight in the same war his daddy was figting in so he was REALLY frustrated at being bed-ridden. After everybody had fled the house in terror he realized he coudn't do anything. OOPS! He's helpless. What does he do now? Why he waits for a creepy monk named John to take pity on him. A bunch of stuff happens and the kid is now at the monistary and is learning how to read, carve, write, and best of all, hobble. Yup. Our poor little cripple is now on crutches. AND swimming. So after all this happens the kid wants to see his dad since he's been writing letters and his dad says it's ok for him to come up. John 'go in the wynd' (I'm not kidding) and some crazy dude that plays a harp go on a trip. So after all their scary adventures and avoiding being killed on the way to their destination they FINALLY get there. So then there is a ambush. AFTER their in the castle type place. Everybody's going crazy. Theirs fog and no one knows where their coming from. So the kid takes it UPON HIMSELF (Brave kid you got sir...also slightly stupid) to go to his friend about 5 miles away and tell him about the attack so they can save the day. So this little 10 year old is waling around in crutches in the fog...maybe heading straight towards a attack. No matter. He avoids all THAT and gets there safe and sound. He saves the day. Says a friendly hi to his parents. And gets congratalations from the King. What a couple months! "Kid, you must me tired. What can I get you? Oh... your fine? Oh you already got a medal. Well ok then. Let me know if you need anything." *Quietly walks away from the house while "accidently" dropping a lit cigerette.* So basically this book has everything. Bad writing, a stupid character, boring plot, creepy characters. What more could you ask for. The moral of this review: DON'T BOTHER! - Sentiments brought to you by your friendly neighborhood book worm "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/9/2014

    " I would have only given this one a 3, but Owen liked it more than I did. There was just something missing for me that I would have expected to be present in a Newbery award winner. The symbolism of the actual door was good, but I found it hard to identify with the main character's struggles. I also like that she used an old, authentic way of writing a Medieval story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/3/2014

    " This book was okay. It's main merit was that it was about the success of a child with special needs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/22/2013

    " Read this again with Nathan and Katya. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Handan | 12/21/2013

    " Okay, so while not overall impressed, this strikes me as the sort of book I would have enjoyed circa second or third grade. Our protagonist, Robin, is far from perfect (and, in fact, has a huge impediment--literally--in that he cannot walk and must learn reliance and independence apart from his station in life). I would have been engrossed by the novelty of the Middle Ages presented in something other than a fairy tale. The illustrations are novel (haha) and very realistic--I would have loved knowing what my characters looked like. A very enjoyable book, but alas I am no longer in third grade. I'm likely to recommend this to some of that age I do know, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karri | 12/14/2013

    " Simple with a good message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kena | 11/26/2013

    " What a terrific book! I love the empowerment for the young reader this book carries. It was a fun, quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tatra | 9/28/2013

    " It's always a fun read. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 9/21/2013

    " One of my favorite books from third grade. Reread it this weekend and still enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ♥Cynthia♥ | 9/1/2013

    " this book was okay it didn't really get my attention and well if u like reading about the 14th century this is the book for u! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peyton | 8/30/2013

    " A great book!! One of learining to move past life's bumps in the road, and learning to willingly forgive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stefany | 8/13/2013

    " I needed to read this book before my student did. It was alright. Pretty slow, boring. It has a good message if you can get past all the talk about God, which isn't really my thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Hobbs | 8/9/2013

    " Really I would say 3 1/2 stars. I was interested right away but then I felt a little bored midway through; finally my interest was peaked again at the end. Some great principles shared in the story. Had a nice ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 7/20/2013

    " This is a book I read as a child that I enjoy returning to occasionally. The idea that there is always a door in the wall, a way through an obstacle was cheering to me and still is. I probably read it for the first time when I was 7 or 8 years old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 4/1/2013

    " A solid adventure through medieval England. The pace is slow in the beginning, and the characters never really pop for me. But it gets fairly exciting in the last third. Far from my favorite Newbery, but it's an entertaining enough read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/9/2013

    " I loved how sweet and innocent this book is, possibly a sign of the times. I read this book as part of a very small book club, my girlfriend's young son and me! We loved how the book taught you about history without teaching you; very sneaky! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/14/2012

    " A delightful book my ten year old son and I read together. We took turns reading, and he was quite intent upon the story, asking the meaning of words and at one point suggesting the book had a typo (I saw his point, but was uncertain). We loved this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/20/2012

    " This book was ok, but good for anyone, and has lots of history In it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 11/14/2012

    " A little boring but was a Newbery book so I wanted to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 9/14/2012

    " Good book for those 12 year olds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/25/2011

    " I so enjoy revisiting books like this one from my youth. When I bought this one recently, I remembered virtually nothing from the text, but I recognized the illustration on the cover immediately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/12/2011

    " I just found one of my favorite quotes from a book, this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanny | 4/6/2011

    " I liked it better than when I was kid... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/17/2011

    " Really I would say 3 1/2 stars. I was interested right away but then I felt a little bored midway through; finally my interest was peaked again at the end. Some great principles shared in the story. Had a nice ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexis | 3/12/2011

    " Boring! My entire class hated it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Esther | 3/5/2011

    " I loved this book. I will forever remember the line, "anyone can not do it, so I will try." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/27/2011

    " Great book on overcoming physical obstacles and finding worth in your life. Quite enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 2/5/2011

    " Okay. Medieval time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/31/2011

    " Amelie and I finished this book last week. We loved it so much we finished it way ahead of schedule. I was surprised how engrossed she was in the book. I think this is one we will probably re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 1/27/2011

    " This was one of my favourite books growing up. I first read it in elementary school, and it's one I pick up time and time again when I want a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lora Leigh | 1/25/2011

    " A fun story from Medieval times; I liked how it was a story about a boy overcoming an obstacle and finding opportunities in spite of, or even because of, his challenges. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 12/10/2010

    " another junior fiction, good book for those who like to read stories about the days of king Arthur and knights "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/8/2010

    " The language is a little hard to understand at first, the story may be a little slow moving, but it is based in midevil times. The story of a boy with a handicap who discovers doors(ways through, over) in the wall(his handicap). Touching. "

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About the Narrator

Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the L.A. Theatre Works’ production of Lady Windmere’s Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel.