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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Coman Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780739371930
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When Jamie saw him throw the baby, saw Van throw the little baby, saw Van throw his little sister Nin, then they moved.

So begins one of the most compelling novels for young readers published in recent memory. It is a story of survival—how nine-year-old Jamie, his mother, and his baby sister Nin leave an abusive situation, move to a small trailer in the woods, and slowly learn how to trust the people around them—and each other.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony Lee | 2/14/2014

    " The story is about a father throwing his baby out of a crib in the middle of the night and the family moves away from the father. This is basically the whole story. The story was very descriptive which gave me a good sense of what the surroundings look like but, not enough going on for the plot of the story. This story was a very quick read but it very confusing. There was no real climax to this story, and if there was it was right at the end. Nothing really exciting took place which was a bummer. Honestly the best party of the book was when I finished. The second best part of the book was that it was only 126 pages. The high point was when the Nin the baby was thrown out of the crib by her father and nothing really happened in the story after this event that was worth writing about. This book definitely could be a decent story for younger children who just read for practice. If you are someone who likes to read books, you would probably hate this book because this book has nothing really to offer for excitement, or the ability to get lost in the plot of the story. The one thing the author did a really good job at was being super descriptive about the surroundings mentioned in the book. In the end I would never recommend this book to any of my friends or family as a good and interesting book to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micchon | 2/6/2014

    " This book was eerie, almost screwed up, the whole situation, and i honestly didn't find any of the characters particularly likable, either... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 7Grace | 1/29/2014

    " What Jamie Saw by Carolyn Coman is a really good book. This book is about child abuse. After Van (Jamie's dad) threw his infant daughter across the room, Jamie, his mom, and his sister Nin decided to move. They had to find a home and adjust to their new life. As I was reading this book, It filled me with suspense. When Van threw Nin, I wanted to know what would come next. What would happen to Nin? Would she be okay? I constantly wanted to keep reading more and more. This book showed me what child abuse is like and how hard it can be to have to go through it. This book was very detailed and descriptive, which really helped to understand the story better. Although this book was sad at first, it got a lot happier throughout the book, to know that Nin was safe and that they were all okay. Overall this was a great book and i would recommend it to anyone, especially people who want to know more about child abuse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 1/6/2014

    " A boy, his mom and baby sister run away from abusive father and live in poverty and fear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CLM | 12/26/2013

    " This book was very hyped but I thought it was quite predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 12/4/2013

    " This was a book that looked more like a juvenile fiction book, but the themes really make it more of a young adult book. I really liked the boy's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Schuster | 11/30/2013

    " It was good. I read it in two hours, but at the end it didn't seem like the right place to stop. I couldn't think of any other place in the story for it to though, and couldn't think of anything to add to the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 11/25/2013

    " Harsh, but a good story about overcoming and moving on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Poison Shadow | 7/11/2013

    " very intense story about things that could very well happen to someone "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katelyn | 5/10/2013

    " This story exemplifies what so many kids go through these days, and it was heartbreaking to read Jamie's story. This book may be fictional, but it was an amazing story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 5/6/2013

    " I read this book one night while I was working in the bookstore. I was shelving books in the children's section and I opened it up to read the first line. It is one of the most memorable first lines in modern children's fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/26/2013

    " This book was well written but the subject matter seemed very adult. I am not sure I would want a young person to read it without an adult to discuss it with. I think it may be confussing in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/26/2012

    " What a heavy story. It rings so true. A great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pip | 7/13/2012

    " An interesting, thought provoking read. I would not recommend this book to children who have not been in abusive situations, but to a child who has been, this book could be useful. There is a small amount of profanity in the book, which I think is unnecessary in a children's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 5/11/2012

    " it was cute--a boy's view of domestic violence and the fear that lingers after you get "out" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael Nolan | 4/11/2012

    " Don't think it was written very well and it left too many questions unanswered. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vonnie | 1/15/2012

    " Just okay. It is a young adult book about a boy who witnessed abuse of a younger sibling. The mother was smart enough to walk away immediately. The book deals with some of his emotional issues following the event. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaya | 10/8/2011

    " Good for kids to read in school. Good for poor people to read with their cake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJ | 8/3/2011

    " This book shows how even witnessing abuse is traumatic to a child. It is well-written and thought provoking without trying to be purposely shocking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jayme(the ghost reader) | 6/1/2011

    " This was a fast read. I finished it in a day. For a subject matter that was so serious, it lacked the meat and potatoes of the story. I was expecting more of a climax when the abusing boyfriend showed up. It was a nice attempt but lacking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Im Jasmine | 3/17/2011

    " it is a good book but it its a weired book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaya | 2/2/2011

    " Good for kids to read in school. Good for poor people to read with their cake. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 10/26/2010

    " It's what a child's perspective is of an abusive relationship and what a mother needs to do to help her family survive. The hardest part is what a child has for interpretation and understanding what happens after a situation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vonnie | 4/12/2010

    " Just okay. It is a young adult book about a boy who witnessed abuse of a younger sibling. The mother was smart enough to walk away immediately. The book deals with some of his emotional issues following the event. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 3/17/2010

    " easy poetic read with a great lead sentence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/27/2010

    " What a heavy story. It rings so true. A great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandy | 2/24/2010

    " it was cute--a boy's view of domestic violence and the fear that lingers after you get "out" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jayme(the ghost reader) | 12/28/2009

    " This was a fast read. I finished it in a day. For a subject matter that was so serious, it lacked the meat and potatoes of the story. I was expecting more of a climax when the abusing boyfriend showed up. It was a nice attempt but lacking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/3/2009

    " A boy, his mom and baby sister run away from abusive father and live in poverty and fear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CLM | 10/13/2009

    " This book was very hyped but I thought it was quite predictable. "

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About the Author
Carolyn Coman is the author of Tell Me Everything, What Jamie Saw, and Bee and Jacky. What Jamie Saw received a 1996 John Newbery Honor Award from the American Library Association and was also named a National Book Award Finalist. She has two children and lives in New Hampshire.
About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.