The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

  • by Avi
  • Narrated by Alexandra O’Karma
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

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Reader inhales noisily

What did you like about this audiobook?

I didn't finish the book.


How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

I will make sure I won't buy another book with this reader.


Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Yes. I have read this book in the past, so obviously I was interested enough to listen to the audio version.


What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

The narrator Inhales loudly. constantly!
I did not go beyond the first 5 minutes of the book because the reader just totally inhales very loud. I skipped ahead to chapter 7 to see if she changed her performance and she was still making the noise.


Do you have any additional comments?

I am sorry I spent money on the book. I wont listen to it later either because of the narrators poor performance. I think I should get a refund!

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- Kythemom

Newberry Honor Book for a reason...

I read this Newberry Honor book aloud to my kids when they were pre-teens, enjoyed its exciting clipper ship setting then and enjoyed it again now. Although I had to suspend my disbelief a few times as the plot becomes ever more complicated... I found I was glad to do it. To me the narration was pretty good considering the variety of voices involved in the book and I honestly didn't notice loud inhaling. Heroine does a 180 degree change in beliefs, behavior, capability and self esteem which depending on your view may be good or bad. It made for some good thought questions and processing with my kids. Would be a fun family listen for cross country trip.
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- Jan "Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books