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3.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 5 3.42 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William O. Steele Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1958 ISBN: 9781593163181
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Chris Brabson is full of hate. He hates the Yankee soldiers who are camping in his beloved Tennessee woods; he hates their snotty Northern ways and their belief that they know what’s best for the South; he hates that they’ve taken all of his family’s food to feed their own troops. And he hates that his own brother has joined the Union side of the war when, to Chris, it is clear that the Confederacy is the side to fight for. When his hatred proves more powerful than good sense, Chris spies for the Confederates, revealing that a Union wagon train is camped in a valley near his home—and his brother is probably in that train. Caught in the bitter battle at dawn, Chris discovers that in war, nothing is clear-cut—good and bad are equally laid to waste by the horrors of the battlefield. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is one of Mr. Steele’s best books, an engrossing, realistic story of a Tennessee mountain boy who, during the Civil War, comes to realize that war is terrible no matter where one’s sympathies lie.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Told in a gentle Southern accent by Ramón de Ocampo…[this tale] emphasizes the brother-against-brother aspect of the Civil War, and the face that many people from the mid-South had split loyalties.”

    School Library Journal

  • Awarded the Newbery Honor in 1959

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/13/2013

    " Good Civil War adventure story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra | 8/10/2012

    " OMG!! SO DUMB! I HATED IT!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT SOUTHERN PPL!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 7/22/2012

    " it shose how much hate somthing can do "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 4/30/2012

    " This book is a great middle-grade "thinker". A young man has an eye opening experience during the civil war. This story was heart-warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 4/9/2012

    " Another classic story by a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/5/2012

    " Warning to anyone wanting their kids to read this (or read to them): chapter 13 is pretty graphic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aspen | 7/11/2011

    " I'm reading this one in class and it's pretty good.....it's around the time of the civil war....it can get intense! It's not boring I can tell you that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/14/2011

    " I liked that it ended peaceful after so much hatred. It caught my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 11/8/2010

    " it shose how much hate somthing can do "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aspen | 2/8/2009

    " I'm reading this one in class and it's pretty good.....it's around the time of the civil war....it can get intense! It's not boring I can tell you that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 1/10/2009

    " Good Civil War adventure story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sierra | 10/11/2008

    " OMG!! SO DUMB! I HATED IT!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT SOUTHERN PPL!!!! "

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About the Narrator

Ramón de Ocampo has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he has been seen on television, film, and stages all over the world, including recurring roles on such television shows as The West Wing, 12 Monkeys, Sons of Anarchy, and Medium. He is the winner of a prestigious Obie Award for his stage work.