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One Mississippi Audiobook

One Mississippi

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Publisher's Summary

Yankee transplant Daniel Musgrove can't seem to fit in at his Mississippi high school. When he meets fellow outsider Tim Cousins, things look up. But then the two boys' battles with a local bully escalate into a violent act that rocks the town.

©2006 Mark Childress; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    "Tragic"

    Race is a dominant theme in this story but it is secondary to the theme of friendship and in the end love. it's difficult to say anything more without giving too much away. I found the by then inevitable denouement quite upsetting, but was glad to have read it and am glad to recommend it and this good performance.

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  • Bob
    Takoma Park, MD, United States
    13/06/07
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    "A great listen, if not great literature"

    Mark Childress has written one exceptional novel (Tender) and several good reads of varying quality. One Mississippi works well for me as a great listen, an almost ideal audiobook if you find appealing an easy-to-absorb, engaging, sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, often over-the-top coming of age story. It features a cast of lively characters, some rendered with depth and striking originality, and all aided by a narrator whose diverse voices become more winning and convincing as the story unfolds.
    The story has some unusual and original conceits and flourishes, but overall I enjoyed the entertainment too much to question the unevenness and improbabilities that may bother other listeners. The climatic scene, I'm sure, will be rightly criticized as derivative, out of place in a story set in early 1970s Mississippi, unbelievable and maybe a cheap shot. I still did not want the story to end, and loved the parting image of a sky blue Pinto rocketing down the highway into the Mississippi night.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • EL
    Charlotte, NC, United States
    10/12/10
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    "Dragged on and on"

    I purchased this because of the reviews, but I thought it dragged on and on. I finished it, but kept checking my iPod to see how much more time was left. I'm really surprised by all the great reviews. It was just an average story in which the author took way too much time discussing characters and their issues - all of which meant nothing in the end.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy
    San Antonio, Texas
    12/11/07
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    "5 Stars"

    This book was one of the best books I have had the pleasure of listening to in a while. The narrator did an excellent job of the southern accent. There is nothing worse than a botched southern accent in an audiobook. It is easy to listen to and hard to turn off. I was sad when it was over. Like I lost a friend... :)

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Marcia
    Murrieta, CA, United States
    08/01/11
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    "Different kind of book for me"

    This book was quite interesting as I don't usually read books written for teens. Jeff Woodman is my favorite narrator and I find any book that he narrates wonderful. Once again he brought me into the story by making me able to visualize each character and watch their part of the book unfold

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    HARRISBURG, PA, United States
    01/09/10
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    "good book, excellent narrator"

    This was a good audible-- the narrator was wonderful. Started out very light and brought back memories as the era of the book was the same as my high school years. Well done characters. The end was not what I was expecting and the themes were different from what I expected but the book was very well done.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Sandro
    Bento Gonçalves, Brazil
    23/02/08
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    "There isn`t enough starts for this one!"

    One Mississippi is for sure one of funniest books of all time, period. It is a fast moving book and very easy to listen to. The narrator Jeff Woodman really does a great job impersonating all the different characters of the story. I really felt in love with the drama of the principal character, Daniel Musgrove and had to keep listen to it many times after the first run because this is one of those books that we wish will never end. This is the ultimate teen tragic comedy of the seventies. Really worth listening at this one. As for me all I can say is that I can`t stop listen to it over and over.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    Fort Oglethorpe, GA, United States
    01/08/09
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    "Great writing, wonderful narration!"

    I think I've found another favorite narrator. The narrator's voice makes this book go from really good to great!

    The plot summary given can't really express what the book is about - there are too many twists and turns to fully describe it. I found myself surprised by some of the happenings and was pleased at not being able to predict the outcome.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • angel
    10/05/08
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    "Excellent, but . . ."

    "One Mississippi" is a very, very good story that's masterfully enacted by Jeff Woodman (my newest favorite narrator). I'm just warning prospective listeners that it's a story for adults, not "kids," though that's the way it's "introduced" at the beginning and ending of both parts 1 and 2. Here's what I mean ..... Imagine every life situation about which parents may wish to instruct their "kids" after they're, say, 15-16 years old--and it's in this book, including among others a step-by-step description of a 17-year-old losing his virginity. Then imagine a story in which characters you've come to care about are killed violently. Adults can appreciate the over-arching morals of the story cleverly told, but kids might be psychologically traumatized by the details. Anyway, I'm an adult and I enjoyed it very much.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Kerri D Hudson
    Bowie, Texas
    18/06/14
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    "You never know what twist will come next!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Mississippi to be better than the print version?

    This book kept me hooked the whole way through to the end. It is definitely one of my favorite listens!! Great job!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daniel and Tim


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I caught myself laughing out loud many times


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandro
    Bento Gonçalves, Brazil
    25/11/13
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    "There ins't enough stars for this one!"
    What made the experience of listening to One Mississippi the most enjoyable?

    One Mississippi is for sure one of funniest books of all time, period. It is a fast moving book and very easy to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really felt in love with the drama of the principal character, Daniel Musgrove, and had to keep listen to it many times after the first run because this is the ultimate teen tragic comedy of the seventies.


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator Jeff Woodman really does a great job impersonating all the different characters of the story.


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

    Definetely, this is one of those books that we wish will never end.


    Any additional comments?

    Really worth listening at this one. As for me all I can say is that I can`t stop listen to it over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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