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I Am David Audiobook

I Am David

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Publisher's Summary

David escapes from the concentration camp where he has spent his entire life and flees across Europe. He is utterly alone - who can he trust? What will await him? And all the while, how can he be sure that they won't catch up with him...David learns that his polite manner, his haunted eyes and his thin features are strange to other people. He must learn to fend for himself in this strange new world.

This is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas meets Jonathan Safran Foer for children. An incredible story of survival against all odds and self discovery.

©1963 Anne Holm; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Jenny Clifton 25/03/2015
    Jenny Clifton 25/03/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "As good as I remembered"

    I read this many times as a child and have just finished listening for the first time as an adult. A brilliant book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Tipper 04/06/2016
    Mark Tipper 04/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Such a touching story"

    Read this book at school when I was 14 and loved it. came back to see if it was as good as I remembered and all I can say is even better when it's read aloud to you. highly recommended...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Debbie
    Toney, Alabama
    09/01/14
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    "Character of a Child"

    This is quite simply one of the most beautiful, heart rendering stories I have ever heard. Breaking down every barrier, looking deep into the human spirit, revealing the good in a boy who had every reason to be bitter, to be broken beyond repair, this historical tale brings the reader from the child's escape from a concentration camp through his journey through Europe. The genuine, forthright way that David deals with his environment, the people he meets, those who would harm him or help him is touching, amazing, thought provoking. That a child who had escaped from a lifetime in a concentration camp could have such compassion and reasoning of right and wrong, that he would choose to believe in "the God of the green pastures" . . . the God of the David in the Bible . . . well, it goes to show that words, even few words spoken to children with ears to hear are sometimes retained. Though the book is historical fiction, it is true to the times, and well could have happened. God bless those who lost family members in the concentration camps . . . God bless those who survived . . . and God help us all who let it happen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nicolette
    Irene, South Africa
    16/08/12
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    "David stole my heart"
    What did you love best about I Am David?

    The way the writer describes the surroundings


    What did you like best about this story?

    Every little detail, especially the way David pray


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every time he calls out to the God of the Green Pasture, it is sooooo sincere


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    When you surging for something bigger than yourself, do as David: God of the green pastures..... it is me... David


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book 3 times, listen to this book twice already, only downloaded it in this week

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Ferny Hills, QLD, Australia
    20/08/12
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    "Well worth a listen"

    I've loved this book since I had to read it in year 8 at school. The story is intriguing and the main character, David, grows and develops as the story unfolds. It was well read and flowed smoothly. I'd definitely recommend this one!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • M.T.S.
    21/01/15
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    "I Am David"

    I had no expectations when I bought this book. It's succeeded in blowing me away. What an amazing story. And the narration is fantastic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I. Olowu
    16/11/16
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    "Wonderful"

    My sixth grade teacher read this to us once and for some reason I still remember it, at least bits and pieces, till now almost two decades later. I decided to hear it again and I'm glad I did. The narration was excellent. The story is exquisite, with so many important themes and I think some gospel overtures as well. Very well worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • christian
    11/11/16
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    "Awesome and inspiring book. Read it twice."

    Will read it again. Powerful and moving book. A must read for all ages. Excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bonbit43
    11/11/16
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    "very nice"

    wonderful story well worth the money
    David is a boy with long way to travel and he learn on his,way all the,wonderful life has to offer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sean
    10/05/16
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    "So beautiful it broke my heart"

    Never knew a children's story could move me to tears quite like this one did. To see the world through this special little boys eyes and to see the inner workings of his mind, pure and just.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • yarl
    26/03/16
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    "captivating"

    Well written and well read! I had hoped for a ending as detailed as the entire story. But enjoyed it anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alina A.
    15/03/16
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    "Awesome book showing the true meaning of FREEDOM!"

    Such a wonderfully deep book, for a children's book. This book portrays, in such detail, the true meaning and worth of freedom. The reader is fantastic! He gets the emotion. He gets the depth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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