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Old 09-26-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Earlier I had heard of a book for young teens titled "Hatchet. I ordered it from our State travelling library service and what they sent was the audio version instead of a printed copy.

Saturday morning while doing breakfast we started the book and found it to be something we could have recommended to our grandkids if they weren't all grown up. It's only a 3 disc book so I'm guessing the printed version is probably un the 250-300 page range.

The story is about a 13 year old boy who is going from mother to father in the north country for the summer (divorced parents). The pilot has a heart attack and the boy survives the crash landing. Since the plane crashes into a lake, the only thing the boy salvages are useless things in his pockets and a hatchet which was a going away present from his mother which is on his belt.

A bit of a stretch at times but in trying to keep things simple it works out pretty well in the story line. Kids would really like it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #2
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Interesting caneman. I've often thought of trying audio book, but I never seem to get around to it.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:05 AM   #3
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Sounds like a plan except I have a problem that whenever I pick up a book to engage in reading, something triggers a crank in my head to start rolling down my eyelids....It's well known and sort of a family joke that to put dad to sleep, give him a book !
So might be an audio book can eliminate that problem ?
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That's pretty neat caneman. I've never tried an audio book either.
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I've got the Old and New Testaments in Audio. They are in modern language, and the narrator is smooth speaking and good. I've had them a long time, and when I have trouble sleeping at night, all I have to do, is turn on the player. It is the best medicine I've found for insomnia.
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I've got the Old and New Testaments in Audio. They are in modern language, and the narrator is smooth speaking and good. I've had them a long time, and when I have trouble sleeping at night, all I have to do, is turn on the player. It is the best medicine I've found for insomnia.
Calvin that reminds me of a story. When I was a kid, my Dad and I went to church early every Sunday. I went to Sunday School and he collected all the offerings from Sunday School, counted them and turned them in. After Sunday School, we both went to church services. One morning as we were coming out of the church, the minister greeted us at the door. He said, "You know Roy, I believe you are the best Christian in my church. I know for sure that you never have a guilty conscience because you're the only one who can sleep through every one of my sermons, no matter how much fire and brimstone I preach!"

Regardless of his sleeping during church, my Dad was truly a devout Christian and the finest man I ever met. God rest his soul.
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Nice story rman.
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Sometimes I use my computer disc drive to listen to books. I just ordered Atlas Shrugged from the library. I never felt I wanted to tackle a 1200 page book but I'll give it a listen.
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Sometimes I use my computer disc drive to listen to books. I just ordered Atlas Shrugged from the library. I never felt I wanted to tackle a 1200 page book but I'll give it a listen.
I use to listen to audio books when I traveled more, not so much anymore.

If you haven't read or listened to Atlas Shrugged yet here's a link to Francisco's Money Speech to wet you appetite:

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/ec...ey-Speech.html

Should be required reading in all schools.
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I finished "Atlas Shrugged". That's one scary book. It appears they've settled on using parts of it to destroy the economic systen of the U.S. She was truly prophetic in many respects.
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