Knowing Jack

  • by Julie Elizabeth Powell
  • Narrated by Joel Froomkin
  • 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Jack knows they shouldn't go but is unable to persuade his parents not to take the planned trip to the Lake District. Something was going to happen, but what?
The weird feelings he had were always so fuzzy and they didn't always make sense. Maybe it was just because he'd have to spend time with his pampered cousin, Rosie? Anyway, it was nearly Christmas and what could go wrong with just staying in some cabin in the woods?
He was being stupid...all he had to do was ignore the way his belly churned and his head pounded.
He might be wrong after all.


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Customer Reviews

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Like a modern day Robert Louis Stevenson adventure

This book was really enjoyable... Great for kids around the 8-10 mark I would think. Preteens I think would find the characters engaging and the narration exciting. The story is about a young boy named Jack who finds himself paired in a survival adventure with a spoiled rotten cousin named Rosie that he can't stand. The book reminded me very much of those great kids adventure movies that Disney used to make... like Escape from Witch Mountain. It has that young-hero in the wilderness feel that also reminded me of My Side of the Mountain. If you think your kids would enjoy a modern spin on the Kidnapped or Treasure Island kind of adventure - I think this would be a big hit. The narration is lively with lots of humor and, even though moots the book is dialogue between two kids, it holds your attention really well.
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- Karen

A page-turner!

What a gripping read! I was engaged from the opening pages. The characters were well-built and believable, the pace quick, and there were a few surprises. I enjoyed watching how Jack and Rosie, who started out as adversaries, became allies and then friends. Definitely left me wanting to hear more about Jack's knowing powers. The narrator did a great job voicing each of the characters and bringing them to life. Recommended for anyone looking for a suspense-filled,fast-paced mystery.
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- Marianne Sciucco

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-24-2015
  • Publisher: Julie Elizabeth Powell