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Download The Trouble with Tuck Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theodore Taylor Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Friar Tuck, a big golden Labrador, is young Helen's inseparable companion. She still remembers the sunny day three years ago when her father dumped the fat, wriggling puppy into her surprised arms and said, All yours, Helen. Since then, her dog has grown into a wonderful friend for the lanky, red-haired girl.

No one knows exactly when Tuck began to go blind. By the time Helen and her parents notice the symptoms, the dog is knocking over chairs and can no longer chase squirrels. Afraid that Tuck is doomed to a life of being tied up, Helen desperately looks for a way to let her frisky dog keep the freedom he has always known. Where can she find the help Tuck needs?

Award-winning author Theodore Taylor began his writing career as a cub reporter when he was 13. Working his way from a Portsmouth, Virginia newspaper to newsrooms in Washington, D.C. and New York City, he was an NBC network sportswriter by the time he was 19. His popular books for young listeners include Timothy of the Cay and The Hostage. You'll also enjoy the exciting sequel to Tuck's adventures in Tuck Triumphant.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten Murphy | 1/14/2014

    " The first time I read this was in 4th grade - loved it then, love it now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 1/7/2014

    " This book was on my list for our Battle of the Books competition. I don't usually like stories about dogs. But this was more about a girl never giving up and gaining confidence. For me, it was a quick read. It could be a great read for some of my struggling 5th graders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn Belzer-Tonnessen | 12/18/2013

    " I ADORED this book as a kid. Helen's determination, not to mention the caring support she gets from the adults in her life, made this a book I read and reread until the book was in tatters. I would love to find a copy for my daughter when she's old enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ismelina | 12/14/2013

    " Best things in my childhood were reading, riding my bike, eating fishballs, Barbie dolls, and having a dog. I got to read this book as a child, and to this day, I would still remember it. It's very, very touching. It has the elements that make a great story and gives a valuable lesson too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hailey | 12/13/2013

    " My favorite book since I was eight. This is the true story about an awkward girl and her big yellow dog. Helen fights to save Tuck from a life on a chain after he goes blind, and finds a remarkable way to save him---a seeing eye dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/11/2013

    " The fact that I remember this book from 20 years ago must mean it was awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey Cutlip | 12/7/2013

    " I loved the book it was sad at part but it all got better, and i really injoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noel | 12/3/2013

    " My favorite book when i was 11. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gll | 11/17/2013

    " This book was a great book. I really wanted a dog and i read this book to perswade my parents off getting me a dog, and it worked!!! I am so happy and greatful for a dog. Animal lovers all age will love this book as much as i did!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 :)meganjj | 10/29/2013

    " It's about a dog that goes blind "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie Stauffer | 9/23/2013

    " I thought this was a great story of a girl's love and her determination to help her dog. -- and I don't generally go for animal stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/29/2013

    " This book is really good and I had to read it durring school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 7/5/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books from my youth. It is about a girl and her dog and their adventures. He also goes blind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina/Sweetleaf | 6/25/2013

    " Oh man, did I love this book when I was a kid! Again, another one my 5th-grade teacher introduced me to. Heart-breaking for an animal lover... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 6/22/2013

    " It's a really sad book cause her dog was everything to her and then he got blind but he never dies I read the book and i felt like I wanted to cry hopefully you guys can read it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taio | 6/20/2013

    " i loved it but it made me sad because tuck gets hit by a car and my dog got hit by a car and died "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 6/7/2013

    " This book was hard to get in to, but once I started it, I really enjoyed it. What I like best about this book is that one girl halps her dog to "see" by giving him a seeing eye dog. It's a very sad book, although it has its funny moments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin MacMahon | 5/12/2013

    " i read this book in third grade and i recommend this book to people that like dogs "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zarakoda | 4/23/2013

    " This was a cute book that I read in a single evening. It is about a dog that triumphs against the losing of its sight, a great animal novel, despite it being fairly short. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stacey | 4/16/2013

    " Unnecessarily sad. It makes me wonder: is it more valuable to triumph over tough odds, or is it better not to have anything to triumph over? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boo | 3/6/2013

    " this was a pretty good book if you like dogs "

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About the Author
Theodore Taylor wrote several award-winning books, including The Cay, which won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a movie. He began his writing career at the age of thirteen and continued on from there—books, articles, scripts—often several projects at once. He passed away in 2006 surrounded by his family, his books, and years of wonderful memories.
About the Narrator

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.