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I Am David

By: Anne Holm
Narrated by: Struan Rodger
Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)
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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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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.

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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...

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A boy called David and his journey home.

I read the book years ago, and having listened to it, I'm still disappointed with the ending. Other then that it's good.

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  • Debbie
  • 09-01-14

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.

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  • Nicolette
  • 16-08-12

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

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  • M.T.S.
  • 21-01-15

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.

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  • Jane
  • 20-08-12

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!

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  • J. Jimenez
  • 23-03-18

What a beautiful story

Loved the story, how it unfolded. I was pressed with the fact of how much we take for granted. Life is beautiful and we are blessed. God’s sovereignty was portrayed beautifully. Recommend.

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  • I. Olowu
  • 16-11-16

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!

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  • monika
  • 03-12-18

Skips chapters ( doesent say what chapters)

When my child tried listening to this book and it did not say what chapters. we were really upset by this preformannce in regards to skipping chapters. I would appreciate it if you would let me know you found this helpful.

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  • Ramez
  • 27-08-18

Perseverance Willpower Freedom

Story of a courage to continue moving and finding freedom. It teaches clarity of knowing what is good and how always to stand firm against injustice. Great narration and a good story to go back to listen and read.

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  • MariaJA
  • 26-07-17

Profound!

I don't know where to start...I don't know how to use mere words to say why you must read or listen to this story...I can only say, you MUST. Your life will be made richer for taking this journey with David. So much to learn. What will you recognize in yourself? In others? Read this story and then tell someone else to read this story. I am grateful to the writer for sharing this with us all. Many, many thanks!

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  • TL
  • 02-02-17

Delightful yarn!

Where does I Am David rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10%.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Am David?

[Spoiler alert] When Maria helps him smile for the first time.

Have you listened to any of Struan Rodger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure. But his narration is delightful.

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

See the God of green pastures at work!

Any additional comments?

Loved the adventurous red thread throughout this story. Didn't want to put it down.