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Extended Audio Sample The Young Adventurer (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Horatio Alger
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Horatio Alger Narrator: Jim Roberts Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Horatio Alger was a 19th-century American author who wrote over 100 novels. Many of his works have been called rags to riches stories, describing how down-and-out boys achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, and concern for others. Because of this Alger is a a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals. Put away your cynicism, dust off your sense of adventure and follow Tom on his perilous journey across the country as he seeks to make his fortune and save the family farm. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author
Horatio Alger was born on January 13, 1834 in Chelsea, Massachusettes. Alger began writing in earnest and being a published author at the age of 17. After graduating from Harvard, Alger obtained a position in ministry in a Unitarian Church, but was dismissed on scandalous and incriminating charges. Around 1866, Alger moved to New York, a time that marked the beginning of a very successful writing career. Around this time, the Ragged Dick series was being published as a serial, and in 1868 it was published as a complete novel. In New York City, Alger took a special and personal interest in the street children and became a frequent visitor to their popular haunts. Perhaps this is what gave him a clear insight into their trials and tribulations and aided in creating the simple yet timeless story of Ragged Dick. Eventually, Alger took two street children into his home and informally adopted them.
About the Narrator

Jim Roberts is a published author, illustrator, and a narrator of children’s books.