The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants : The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

  • by Ann Brashares
  • Narrated by Angela Goethals
  • Series: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She'd love to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they're fabulous. Lena decides they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. Over a few bags of cheese puffs they decide to form a sisterhood, and take the vow of The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants. The next morning, they say good-bye. And now the journey of the pants, and the most memorable summer of their lives begins.

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What the Critics Say

Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winner, Children's Literature, 2002"A clever...premise sets the course for four intertwined, compelling coming-of-age stories." (Publishers Weekly)
"[Angela Goethals'] narration is joyful and alive with nuance. As the listener, you will care deeply for the personal growth and developing humanity of these engaging young women." (AudioFile)
"Young teens will identify with one, or even all four, of these interesting, funny young women." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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A great teen read...

I wanted to know what was in this book, as my near 13 year old expressed interest in the title. I was taken in by the story immediately, and thoroughly enjoyed it through the end. Branshares' characters were well developed, and I was able to clearly visualize each girl as she went through her 15th summer, the first one away from the fold of four best friends.
Branshares has aptly captured the hearts and minds of four very individual girls-becoming-women on the pages of this treasure.
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- G Fletcher

Fabulous book

This is one of those audiobooks that keeps you in the car long after you've reached your destination. Or you go out to the car at lunch just get a few minutes further in the story. I've loaned this cd to 3 other co-workers (all female) who all loved the book, too.

The narrator does a great job - I'm impressed that one person can make each character sound like a different yet identifiable person.
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2003
  • Publisher: Listening Library