Crossing the Wire

  • by Will Hobbs
  • Narrated by Ramon De Ocampo
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles?


What the Critics Say

"This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs." (KLIATT)


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Customer Reviews

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Imagine how it would be to violate laws just to keep your family alive. Imagine a young man confronting dangers alone, with the pressure that your family needs you to succeed. This is a gripping tale, and well narrated. It makes for riveting listening. It is a tribute to the quality of the book that my son has already sought out other novels by the same author.
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- Margaret

great narration. it really makes you think

great story. helps us understand what so many inorganic go through. the narration was right on. thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book.
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- stephen d. whatcott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books