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Ben Mikaelsen

Fourteen-year-olds Elliot and Vincent live worlds apart, but both dream of a better life. Learning to run the Montana ranch that he will some day inherit, Elliot dreams of being an astronaut. In Africa, Vincent must deny his thirst for knowledge of the world beyond his village in order to become a Masai warrior. Forced to quit school, his only link to the outside world is a short wave radio. The boys find each other when NASA chooses Elliot to be its first Junior Astronaut. As Elliot hurtles through space over Africa, Vincent picks him up on the short wave radio. At first their communications, monitored by the news media, are fraught with misunderstanding. But as they learn about each other’s culture, their friendship captures the world’s attention and promises hope for the future. George Guidall’s narrative expertise instantly gets listeners involved in this fast-paced coming-of-age tale. They are sure to absorb its inspiring message about the value of communication among cultures.

Fourteen-year-olds Elliot and Vincent live worlds apart, but both dream of a better life. Learning to run the Montana ranch that he will some day inherit, Elliot dreams of being an astronaut. In Africa, Vincent must deny his thirst for knowledge of the world beyond his village in order to become a Masai warrior. Forced to quit school, his only link to the outside world is a short wave radio. The boys find each other when NASA chooses Elliot to be its first Junior Astronaut. As Elliot hurtles through space over Africa, Vincent picks him up on the short wave radio. At first their communications, monitored by the news media, are fraught with misunderstanding. But as they learn about each other’s culture, their friendship captures the world’s attention and promises hope for the future. George Guidall’s narrative expertise instantly gets listeners involved in this fast-paced coming-of-age tale. They are sure to absorb its inspiring message about the value of communication among cultures.
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Fourteen-year-olds Elliot and Vincent live worlds apart, but both dream of a better life. Learning to run the Montana ranch that he will some day inherit, Elliot dreams of being an astronaut. In Africa, Vincent must deny his thirst for knowledge of the world beyond his village in order to become a Masai warrior. Forced to quit school, his only link to the outside world is a short wave radio. The boys find each other when NASA chooses Elliot to be its first Junior Astronaut. As Elliot hurtles through space over Africa, Vincent picks him up on the short wave radio. At first their communications, monitored by the news media, are fraught with misunderstanding. But as they learn about each other’s culture, their friendship captures the world’s attention and promises hope for the future. George Guidall’s narrative expertise instantly gets listeners involved in this fast-paced coming-of-age tale. They are sure to absorb its inspiring message about the value of communication among cultures.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

6h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:14