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Farmer Boy Audiobook

Farmer Boy: Little House, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the Western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits or, best of all, when the fair comes to town.

This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband, Almanzo, grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

©1933, 1961 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2004, 2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    23/07/2017
    23/07/2017
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    "Almost perfect..."

    This is one of my all-time favourite books. I love the story, the subject, the style of writing, and the narration here almost did it justice. Just a shame that a couple of times I was distracted by what I am sure were mis-pronunciations and which had me reaching for the (American) dictionary to check ! I realise that there can be huge regional variations in accents and I thought Ms Jones voice well suited the material but there still has to be a standard pronunciation or the meaning is lost. Primer and primmer are not the same word!

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  • lauraln
    13/06/17
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    "Classic story, excellent listen"

    Enjoyed this classic American story on a summer family road trip. Great for all ages!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shannon D Trogdon
    15/03/17
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    "Oh My...Part Two"

    This narrator has obviously never been in the country.

    The chapter about Almanzo training his calves...

    "Giddap" is pronounced as though one is saying "Git up", not "Gha DAP" with emphasis on DAP, as she says it. Worst yet, "Gee" is pronounced with a hard G sound, yet she pronounces it as "Ghee".

    Could you folks at Audible please make sure that future narrators have full command over the English language before you turn them loose to read? Thanks.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • knittymama
    Colorado
    20/02/17
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    "7 year old boy's review"

    This is the best book ever. I like that it is set on a farm and it all the cool stuff they did. They get to do lots of grown up stuff but also have fyun. The ending made me sad that it ends! I really like Almanzo's dad. It feels good inside to hear about him.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    17/05/17
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    "wonderful story"

    My children enjoyed this book immensely. We recommend it to anyone, especially if you like farm life.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. Hasley
    Texas, USA
    05/05/17
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    "childhood treasure"

    one of my favorite childhood books. Didn't care for the narrator's voice or pacing. Was she trying to sound like an enthusiastic little boy? Not sure but it wasn't written in first person.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. C. WOODS
    01/05/17
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    "Fun, wholesome, outstanding!"

    We listened to this story as a family on a road trip, and I feel like it enriched all of our lives! Our young girls enjoyed, our teenage boys enjoyed it, and their parents enjoyed it too :)

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Claudy
    17/06/17
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    "Another great classic"

    I enjoyed the stories about Almonzos childhood. And I want some of his mother cooking. And as always Cherry Jones dis a great job of bringing Ingalls books to life.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gretchen SLP
    Sacramento, California
    07/02/17
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    "One For The Boys (and Girls, Too!)"

    It was a stroke of genius on the part of Laura Ingalls Wilder to include a book about her husband Almanzo's childhood (on a farm in upstate New York, in the mid-1800s) in her Little House collection of childhood memories. This book resonates with a boyish energy and spirit unique among the nine volumes in the series, though it will delight boys and girls alike. This is an essential part of the Little House series and not to be missed. Narrator Cherry Jones does a fine job of differentiating characters while avoiding that tendency common among many other narrators to attempt to do a distinct, separate voice for each character. I find her choice to just mostly read the story "straight" (as one would to an older child) refreshing and very appropriate to this material. Many thanks to Ms. Jones and to Audible for making this timeless American classic series (rivaled in its literary scope and stature only by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series) available in its entirety. Grade: A

    4 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/04/17
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    "descriptions!"

    what I liked best was the detailed descriptions the author used .....how to make the sled, how to train the oxen, how the food was made....all just like I was there watching it!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Italia-Americana Mama
    27/03/17
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    "Three Cheers for "Farmer Boy"!"

    Our family loved this story in the Little House Series. Excellent narration by Cherry Jones- her familiar voice and style from Book 1 was like a welcomed friend for us to hear her tell the story of Almanzo and his family in this 2nd book. Well done and many thanks!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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