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?

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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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Riveting

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

It was good

the book was good but i wish it was longer and there is a number 2
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- Branae

Book Details

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