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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Audiobook

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Publisher's Summary

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

©2001 Mildred D. Taylor (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Vivid - complex - powerful - convincing - The novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." (Booklist)

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    Annette Brazier 26/04/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "This should be on everyone's book list."

    A story full of everything. Seen through the eyes of a child. The best way to view such stories.

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    Miss K E Joseph 07/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "fabulous, sad when it finished, I wanted more"

    this is a brilliant story. will have you completely gripped. some bits so sad, some so tense and some will make you want to high five someone!

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    Ruth Gamble 07/03/2016
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    "Brilliant"

    I first read this book at school around 15 years ago, as brilliant, thought provoking and important as I remember. A brilliant story on many levels and a true coming of age story. A must read for children and adults.

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  • Cherie
    Harrison, TN, USA
    12/06/06
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    "Good story"

    This is a great story about a black family's struggle in the 1930's in the Southern USA. I used the narrative (with the paperback books) in my middle school class (for 2 years now) and the students love it. Most of them have very limited knowledge of the Civil Rights struggle in America. We used the book along with speeches by JFK and ML King, Jr and segments of the Harriett Tubman story to survey slavery and civil rights in the United States. The narrarator does an excellent job telling this story. My students couldn't wait to get to the end, and then they wanted to read the next book in the Mildred Taylor collection!

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • mia smith
    22/05/16
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    "This book was great!"

    Lynne Thigpen does a great job narrating this book! I listen to this while im going to sleep all night the time! I would reccomend it to any and everyone even if your not really into historical fiction. I really like all the other books by Mildred D Taylor as well. Great book! 😀

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Argiro
    Norridge, IL, United States
    13/12/11
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    "Wrong chapters"
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    The chapters are completely off with the book. I use the audiobook for my reading class, and while the audiobook says chapter one, we were at the end of chapter 2. NOT TEACHER-FRIENDLY!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Georgia
    San Clemente, CA, USA
    17/10/09
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    "Beautiful!"

    The narrator is incredible, the story is beautiful and educational. A wonderful story which will lead to many enriching conversations about black history.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tami Fowler
    Olathe KS
    05/04/13
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    "Chapter Breaks....Just thought I'd add these"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Ch1) 00:27 Ch2) 47:16 Ch3) 1:02:22, Ch4) 1:44:12 Ch5) 2:37:34 Ch6) 2:59:39 Ch7) 3:38:12 Ch8) 4:29:05 Ch9) 5:06:07 Ch10) 5:40:51 Ch11) 6:17:30 Ch12) 6:41:24

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Ngokobi-David E.
    10/02/17
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    "Excellent book, & narration"

    One of the best books of the century; narrator had tone & captured all characters well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel
    09/02/17
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    "Great Book"

    This is a great book, great storyline and events and just great of all with some history.

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  • April E.
    CA, USA
    05/02/17
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    "Amazing!!"

    The narrator was amazing! the story was amazing! Both my children and myself couldn't wait to hear more and were sad when it was over.

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  • Heather Adair
    Midlothian, Va 23113
    31/01/17
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    "A must read!"

    Children, as well as adults will enjoy and benefit from this book. What a wonderful and heartfelt piece of history, shared through the eyes of a child.

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  • Vicky
    22/01/17
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    "Outstanding"

    Tells the story of our people I'm a way that's rarely seen. Few books grasp the intricate way black people connect and how its been essential to survival. And yet makes it clear that feeling hate and anger towards white folk over what our past and very real parts of our present are obstacles to success, not the road to it

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