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The Lottery Rose Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Lottery Rose (Unabridged), by Irene Hunt
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Georgie Burgess has known only neglect and abuse during his seven and a half years of life. His alcoholic mother does little to prevent the bruises and scars inflicted on Georgie by her brutal boyfriend. With each blow, the little boy withdraws further into his dreams. When he wins a small rose bush in a lottery, it seems as if one of his dreams has finally come true. But after a particularly savage beating, he is taken from his mother and placed in a home for boys. Surrounded by strangers, and with the rosebush as his only link to the world, both the boy and his treasured plant must learn how to grow and thrive. Irene Hunt has written many books for young people; she has won both a Newbery Honor and a Newbery Medal for her work. Drawing on her professional background in psychology, she creates a heartwarming tale of emerging trust and hope in The Lottery Rose. 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 Review by Shaundell | 2/14/2014

    " Sad book, yet a good read. Reminded me of "A Child Called It." In the end, he learns to love and be loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Dylan Taylor | 2/8/2014

    " I love this book. I read it in the 8th grade and now I'm in the 10th. It tells the amazing story of a child who survived through neglect and how he moved on. Its emotional (both Happy and Sad) but not heart breaking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Reuel | 2/5/2014

    " I read a book by this title, but I don't recall the author. Children's lit, I think??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Trent | 2/3/2014

    " I love this book. It's very heartwarming. "

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About the Author

Irene Hunt (1907–2001) was an American children’s writer best known for historical novels. Her first book, Across for Aprils was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal, an award which she won for her second novel, Up the Road Slowly. She was a nominee in 1974 for the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition available to creators of children’s books.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014, the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, John Irving’s A Widow for One Year which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. George Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off-Broadway, and frequent television appearances.