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Download Trumpeter of Krakow Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,368 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric P. Kelly Narrator: Ron Keit Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is late July in 1461 when young Joseph Charnetski and his family arrive in the great city of Krakow, with its glorious church towers and lively marketplace. The Charnetskis have come to Krakow to seek refuge with their relatives. What they find is more danger and adventure than a simple farm boy like Joseph could ever have imagined. First, a menacing stranger tries to take their pumpkin at sword point. Then a beautiful girl and her black-robed uncle befriend Joseph. Soon he and his family are caught up in the plots of alchemists, hypnotists, and a dark messenger of evil. This distinguished contribution to children's literature carries listeners to a medieval Poland shimmering with folklore and fantasy.

Rich in language and detail, it is a classic adventure story that begs to be read aloud. With narrator Ron Keith's expressive, resonant voice, the effect is as stirring as the haunting hymn the trumpeter plays from the church tower. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 2/16/2014

    " Hm, did I miss something? What did the honorable trumpeting tradition have to do with the diamond?? I loved the story of the Charnetski family, set in 15th century Poland...the story just took a different turn than I thought it would. I felt like there were two different stories going on that, in the end, didn't come together. I guess the trumpeter, his family, and friends figuratively "blew their trumpet" and saved Krakow in hiding and eventually getting rid of the diamond, something that had led to much bloodshed and sorrow for years and years. That's the closest connection I could make...Well, I'd still love to read more Newbery medal books, since many were my favorites as a kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristie Stauffer | 2/10/2014

    " This was interesting, but a little dark, involving dark magic. It is set in Poland in the 1400s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Penny | 1/29/2014

    " A charming story, elegantly written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura | 1/24/2014

    " The book wasn't horrible, but I struggled to get through it. There's not a lot of suspense or interesting events in most of the book so I wasn't very interested. "

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