City of Orphans

  • by Avi
  • Narrated by Chris Sorensen
  • 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over 50 novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless. Amongst the grime and filth of the streets, Maks and his new friend Willa make a stand against a gang of bullies and embark on a thrilling quest to clear Maks’ sister’s name after she is imprisoned for theft.


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As a kid I loved reading Avi and liked the synopses of this one. I loved how he is always able to grasp the times of when Avi was writing, the is book is an fine example of the pinnacle of historical fiction. A must read for all aspiring HF writers and lovers.
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Very vivid story

Would you consider the audio edition of City of Orphans to be better than the print version?

The narrator kept the story interesting, even using different voices to match the characters. I wanted to hear everything in one day.

What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Orphans?

when I realize that Mr Brunswick is the father of Willa

Which character – as performed by Chris Sorensen – was your favorite?


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


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- Hasina Dorcely

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books