Young Fredle

  • by Cynthia Voigt
  • Narrated by Wendy Carter
  • 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home - all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets - into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of freedom.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!🐀

THIS IS AN AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!🐀🐭 I love this book and Angus and Sadie! AWESOME!! :D
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Not good for kids under 9yo

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Had it been read by someone with a more interesting voice and had it been pitched for older kids, I think it might be a winner. My 5 year old granddaughter, who loves listening to stories, didn't like it. Coaxed to say a little more, she said it sounded too scary and sad.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It is a very lifelike adventure of the big, scary cruel world of nature.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

A too 'schmaltzy' voice, which adds to tits scariness!


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness and anxiety -- me, a psychiatrist!


Any additional comments?

None. I think I have made a point.

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- Penny K

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2011
  • Publisher: Listening Library