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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Narrated By: Madisun Leigh

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: October 2008

Duration: 7 hours 38 minutes


As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. From acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson comes this compelling, impeccably researched novel that shows the lengths we can go to cast off our chains, both physical and spiritual. Winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award 2009


  • Debbie N

    My daughter has this book as a summer read, she had a hard time getting into the book until we downloaded the audio! The Narrator made the book so much easier to get into!

  • Menna Mohamed

    Love it! I really like the book. It's so fun to read. Oops I meant listen too ????


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