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A Long Walk to Water Audiobook

A Long Walk to Water

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2014

In 1985 southern Sudan is ravaged by war. Rebels and government forces battle for control, with ordinary people...people like the boy, Salva Dut...caught in the middle. When Salva's village is attacked, he must embark on a harrowing journey that will propel him through horror and heartbreak, across a harsh desert, and into a strange new life.

Years later, in contemporary South Sudan, a girl named Nya must walk eight hours a day to fetch water. The walk is grueling, but there is unexpected hope. How these two stories intersect is told in this fascinating dual narrative, performed by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop, with the assistance of dialect coach James Achueil...who actually made the same journey across Africa when he was one of the "Lost Boys of the Sudan."

©2010 Linda Sue Park (P)2013 Full Cast Audio

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    Caroline Derman South Africa 26/09/2016
    Caroline Derman South Africa 26/09/2016
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    "Incredible story of survival"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Long Walk to Water to be better than the print version?

    The voices are very good and it is read beautifully. It is a powerful story and the voices bring it to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Long Walk to Water?

    The happy ending!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. My 12 year old son and I listened to it and we were gripped by the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing story, but very sad. It makes you really appreciate what we have. It is about the power of the human spirit. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sara Adkins
    17/07/15
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    "Excellent!"

    Every middle to high school student should read this. Numerous teachable moments. Great opportunities for meaningful discussions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sher from Provo
    Utah
    02/06/16
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    "Clean Water Please"

    It is so easy to take the smallest things for granted when we are used to having them all the time. Take water for example. I love my metal bottles full of cold ice water, and I drink from them all day long. I like my hot shower every morning and I like to brush my teeth and wash my face at night in warm, clean water. I have learned to be thankful for clean water, and to think that it comes into my house, hot or cold, duly filtered of all impurities, virtually at my bidding, is nothing short of a miracle. To have to drink unclean water at this point in my life would be an incredible hardship. To have to walk a three hour round trip twice a day every day to get that dirty water is simply unthinkable. That is the plight of many people in this world. This story is important in so many ways. It is a short book and I recommend it to everyone.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Deejay
    22/11/16
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    "Nice Story."

    Difficulty makes man perfect.Every body should fight with it till success .Allways try to help others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JENNIFER FRANCIS
    KENTUCKY
    20/10/16
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    "Awesome. Book."

    I am in school and this is a great book people die and it has two story's that come together at the end. It is in Africa and it makes us Americans feel spoiled. At the end it is awesome and surprising I really did not see that coming.It is sad, happy, I was laughing and crying! You should read this book it will change your mind and think of the things you can do to help. This is my Favorite book. 5 Starz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    17/06/16
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    "Great"

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. IT WAS SAD WHEN THE UNCLE DIED.THE BOOK WAS NARRATED GREAT TOO.😄😄

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Somebody
    27/05/16
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    "True Story?!😐"

    I can't believe that this was a true story. It's so much fun to listen too Salva and Nya I didn't think those stories were related

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • happycrazymommy
    Michigan
    29/06/15
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    "Makes one appreciate all we have in America"

    Nice short story that I plan to share with a kid's book club this summer. In light of how many times I hear the words "I'm bored", "There is nothing good to do", "Can we go get something new? Our toys aren't fun anymore", my hopes are high that this story will shed a new light on all of the blessings we have. Maybe it can spark some appreciation for all the conveniences of life in the USA and empathy for others around the globe who don't even have ready access to life-sustaining clean water. This story has made me stop and be thankful for my life and, at least for now (sorry Amazon), quit wishing for things I don't have nor need.

    The perseverance that young Salva exhibits will have more of am impact on my kids because it is a true story. We all fall victim to the "I can't because . . . " statements from time to time. It is so easy to become lazy due to the fact most of the things we don't feel like doing aren't life threatening, immediately at least. Death by crocodile, dehydration and starvation are great motivators. Even after the immediate threat to Salva's life due to his 'rescue' he kept pushing himself well beyond his comfort zone in order to help his fellow countrymen survive. What a way to role model a purpose filled life to today's youth. It would be great if there were children wanting to be Salva rather than LeBron or Beyonce.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie A Dixon
    11/07/16
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    "Boring"

    this book was so boring i never wish that i had ever even thought about reading it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Drkstr
    04/09/15
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    "Great story..."

    I'm sure there is a great story behind this book. Just not very well written. Someone decided to add music and drums in between chapters - ugh, it's awful! On the bright side I learned about Sudan and it's only 2 hours long.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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