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Joyride

Gretchen Olson

Oregon teenager and tennis champ Jeff McKenzie can’t wait for summer vacation. But when he decides to take his Bronco for a joyride on the Hamptons’ farm land, he gets into real hot water. As punishment Jeff is ordered to work on the farm for the first few weeks of summer. Getting up early and working with Mexican immigrants just doesn’t appeal to him. The only thing he looks forward to is seeing the Hamptons’ eldest daughter Alexa, who he is quickly falling for. Gradually he comes to appreciate the hardworking people laboring in the fields with him, and he even takes an interest in the strawberry harvest. But when a vandal strikes the farm, Jeff has a sneaking suspicion about who is responsible. A story of tolerance and compassion, Joyride takes a long, hard look at prejudice and how it can poison human relationships. Narrator RamOn de Ocampo’s performance will stir young listeners as they toil alongside Jeff in the hot sun. “Olson presents issues concerning racism, migrant workers, and class distinctions in a realistic setting, and brings about a satisfying resolution.”—School Library Journal

Oregon teenager and tennis champ Jeff McKenzie can’t wait for summer vacation. But when he decides to take his Bronco for a joyride on the Hamptons’ farm land, he gets into real hot water. As punishment Jeff is ordered to work on the farm for the first few weeks of summer. Getting up early and working with Mexican immigrants just doesn’t appeal to him. The only thing he looks forward to is seeing the Hamptons’ eldest daughter Alexa, who he is quickly falling for. Gradually he comes to appreciate the hardworking people laboring in the fields with him, and he even takes an interest in the strawberry harvest. But when a vandal strikes the farm, Jeff has a sneaking suspicion about who is responsible. A story of tolerance and compassion, Joyride takes a long, hard look at prejudice and how it can poison human relationships. Narrator RamOn de Ocampo’s performance will stir young listeners as they toil alongside Jeff in the hot sun. “Olson presents issues concerning racism, migrant workers, and class distinctions in a realistic setting, and brings about a satisfying resolution.”—School Library Journal
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Oregon teenager and tennis champ Jeff McKenzie can’t wait for summer vacation. But when he decides to take his Bronco for a joyride on the Hamptons’ farm land, he gets into real hot water. As punishment Jeff is ordered to work on the farm for the first few weeks of summer. Getting up early and working with Mexican immigrants just doesn’t appeal to him. The only thing he looks forward to is seeing the Hamptons’ eldest daughter Alexa, who he is quickly falling for. Gradually he comes to appreciate the hardworking people laboring in the fields with him, and he even takes an interest in the strawberry harvest. But when a vandal strikes the farm, Jeff has a sneaking suspicion about who is responsible. A story of tolerance and compassion, Joyride takes a long, hard look at prejudice and how it can poison human relationships. Narrator RamOn de Ocampo’s performance will stir young listeners as they toil alongside Jeff in the hot sun. “Olson presents issues concerning racism, migrant workers, and class distinctions in a realistic setting, and brings about a satisfying resolution.”—School Library Journal

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ramon de Ocampo

Length:

5h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:02