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Forge

Narrated by: Tim Cain
Series: Chains, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Summary

The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army. Their newly forged bonds of friendship might be enough to help them survive. But the chains of Curzon’s past threaten to shackle him again.

Surrounded by the fires of ignorance, mistrust, and greed, Curzon can’t risk sharing his deadly secrets with anyone. Does he have the mettle to hold on to his freedom? To claim his rightful place as an American? Is he strong enough to find the answer to the hardest question of all: Is Isabel still alive?

Acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson continues the thrilling adventure started in her bestselling, award-winning novel Chains. Ride along on a gallop that will take you from battling the British at Saratoga to fighting the elements at Valley Forge to rebelling against merciless tyranny. Discover what the fight for freedom was really all about.

©2010 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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amazing.

I can't say any other word but amazing. Well recommended. please do consider this blood you will not regret it.

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  • Michelle
  • 27-03-15

Great😝

The narrator was amazing it was like it was told by the main charter I loved it and can't wait for the next book Ashes

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  • Susan
  • 29-03-15

Brilliant, just brilliant!

I loved Chains, the companion book to Forge. Laurie Halse Anderson does a brilliant job of believable storytelling, incorporating accurate historical details and giving the characters believable voices and dialog. She really brought the winter camp at Valley Forge to life for me. She brought actual people, like George Washington, into the story in ways that didn't fictionalize actual history. I hope you write more historical fiction, Laurie Halse Anderson! I listened to the audio version, and loved the voice actor's telling of the story. I could listen to Tim Cain all day, and was sorry when the book was finished. Now if I could just get more than one student in my high school to read it!

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  • Mary Adams
  • 08-05-18

Rip off

I don't know why this is happening or if anyone else is having this problem but it is only showing one chapter to listen to. Why did I pay like $17 for one chapter!?!?

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  • Judy
  • 28-07-17

good

good follow up. excited to get the next one. like the change in character narration

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-19

Good book

It is a very good book. I don’t know if this version of the book is outdated, but in a few parts, the narrator is reading words that are not in the book. Not bad though and it is nothing to worry about. It’s just a little annoying after you pay money for it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-19

A great tale of self reliance!

Great sequel! I hope the third book is just as riveting! Definitely a good book for American Revolutionary War first person perspective.

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  • Charlene LeRoy
  • 17-02-19

Great Book

Best book I have ever read and I really don’t like reading. Thank you for this audiobook!

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  • Tanya Ward
  • 13-02-19

Love it!

This book kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to listen to more and more. Can't wait for the next book!

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  • to'shea
  • 14-05-17

Great sequel to Chains

Packed with history too! Believable characters with great descriptions of life during early America! Reveals struggles endured by all early Americans - black and white.

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  • Catherine Jaime
  • 06-05-17

Another great story of the American Revolution

Too often the effect of the Revolutionary War on those men, women, and children who lived through it as slaves is not looked at. Ms Anderson has weaved a wonderful look at that aspect of American history. This is the second book I've read in the trilogy, and I look forward ti reading the third as soon as possible.