The Peacekeeper

  • by Jacqueline Druga
  • Narrated by David W. Dietz
  • 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Raising four boys alone is not an easy task. Widower Joe Slagel tries, he really does. He works hard, provides a stable home with lots of love and just the right amount of discipline. But Joe Slagel also provides his sons with something else: disposable stepmothers. He never intends for them to be disposable, however, the mischievous doings of his four children make it impossible for him to keep a wife, and them a stepmother, for very long.
Boys will be boys. But when the final straw is snapped and the fifth stepmother packs up and leaves without notice, Joe realizes it is time to bring in a professional.
Tough, strong, tender, not afraid to run a tight ship, and equipped with the ability to not easily be frightened. Those were the qualifications Joe sought. In comes Sergeant Ethel Pletcher. Not only does she tower over the boys in size, but her huge heart takes over the house and their lives, as well. Sgt. Pletcher proves that the Slagel boys aren't really all that bad, they just need someone that understands them and, at times, a peacekeeper.
A story for ages nine through adult to enjoy.


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Customer Reviews

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Nanny McPhee, watch out!

What did you like best about The Peacekeeper? What did you like least?

I enjoyed narrator David Dietz. He really makes the book with his differentiated voices for all the characters. I loved his voice for the "sergeant".
I was very early put off by the characterization of the 4 boys, and that soured the rest of the story for me. Their antics were over the top, and pretty unrealistic.

Would you recommend The Peacekeeper to your friends? Why or why not?

Sure! It was a fun read after skimming over the first 1/3 with the boys' antics.

Have you listened to any of David W. Dietz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

In general, I enjoy David Dietz's performances. This one was not as enjoyable as I did not like the boy characters.

Did The Peacekeeper inspire you to do anything?

It did give me a few parenting tips!

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- Trish

The Peacekeeper

Would you listen to The Peacekeeper again? Why?

No,it's a kids book.

What other book might you compare The Peacekeeper to and why?

I have no clue.

Which character – as performed by David W. Dietz – was your favorite?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Dad brings in the big guns

Any additional comments?

This is a YA book,but I enjoyed it.The story was good and somewhat believable.The narrator was excellent.Aimed more for boys than girls I think.

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- Deedra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2013
  • Publisher: Jacqueline Druga