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A tale of interwoven lives and interdependent fates, Ransom is an adventurous and fast-paced piece of young-adult fiction. In this novel by Lois Duncan, five high schoolers find themselves in the captivity of a mysterious criminal. How will these students, each from different walks of life, learn to get along? And more importantly, how will they survive if their families can't meet the ransom demands?  Kim McKean's performance is thrilling. Her voice turns the excitement of Duncan's novel into a visceral feeling.

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The lives of five captives hang in the balance while their families gather the ransom. Two brothers, their family frantic to find their sons. A loner whose uncle doesn’t even know he’s missing. An Army brat whose family will never be able to raise enough money. And a cheerleader who can’t count on her stepdad, but knows her father will come through.

©1966 Lois Duncan Cardoza (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • 24-11-16

Interesting, Spectactular, Detailed Imagery

Very good but the narration was kind of off. Still a 5 out of 5.

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  • JeanniebeannieB
  • 23-03-21

Not as Good as I Remember

It's been quite a while since I first read this as a teenager, and I loved it then. This version may have been improved by a better reader. Her accents were quite bad, and she spoke as if reading the story aloud, rather than voice acting. The "updates" to the story did not improve it all, but merely mixed modern concepts (such as cell phone, email) in with what was clearly a story set in an earlier time period. With a different reader and the original content, I may have liked it better.

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  • 19-03-21

Rather Listen to Sounds of Construction at my Job

The story wasn't very compelling. The way the characters were introduced felt rushed, too many all at once and was very hard to keep track of everyone. None of the characters weren't very interesting and the narrator irritated me throughout the story. (if you can't do a good accent, like the New Yorker and Mexican men.. Please don't do it at all.) And the characters in the story didn't make sense in the situation, I doubt ANYONE would think of their parent's divorce when they've been kidnapped by armed men... I'm sorry, I couldn't even finish the book. I'm sure it's not worth my time.

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  • Katie Beth Apodaca
  • 01-09-20

good story terrible narration

you would think that the narrator would listen to how an accent is spoken. she sounded like a sad Scottish/Irish mix then a weird French accent instead of a Spanish accent. she does not have a good flow of speech, it is all choppy.
just buy and read the book.