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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sid Fleischman Narrator: Banna Rubinow Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After World War II, sergeant Freddie T. Birch's ventriloquist act takes a radical turn when he is possessed by the ghost of Avrom Amos, a 12-year-old Jewish boy killed by the Nazis. Though Freddie is deeply annoyed by the little invader, he finds that working together his act goes from third rate to top notch.

Unfortunately for Freddie, Avrom has other things in mind besides just making people laugh. He's on a quest for revenge, and despite the sometimes hilarious havoc it wreaks on Freddie's personal life, the dybbuk plans to track down his Nazi murderer and bring him to justice. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/18/2014

    " This is kinda a twisted book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/7/2014

    " Freddie, a former American soldier, has nothing to go home to after World War II, so he tries rather clumsily to make a living for himself in post-war Europe as a ventriloquist. When he is inhabited by a dybbuk (a Jewish spirit), he's scared and mad, but the dybukk, who has a mission that only Freddie can help him with, helps Freddie make a success of his act. The two go on stage with surprising results. -- Age 10 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leandro Ribeiro | 1/22/2014

    " This book uses true historical events and facts and merges it well with this unique story of a bad ventriloquist and his struggles. The author really thought of something that's one of a kind when he created this book; the story of an ex soldier ventriloquist that is haunted by the spirit of a Jewish child. The ventriloquist, named Freddie, eventually gains popularity due to his "skills" given by the ghost. Although he reaches fame thanks to the spirit he must then return the favor and commit to duties for the ghost boy. The story takes place post World War II and merges well with the time period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ezra | 1/19/2014

    " this is supposedly a children's book but honestly I think it's way too brutal for young children. Maybe young adults? It's a good story, and well-written, but the discordance between the Juvenile Fiction layout (large typeface, small book) and the "adult" themes (nazi brutality) were confusing to me. "

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About the Author
Author Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman (1920–2010) wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novel The Whipping Boy. The author described his youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiography The Abracadabra Kid.