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The Liberation of Gabriel King

K. L. Going

Gabriel King believes he was born chicken. He's afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. If it's a choice between graduating or staying in the fourth grade forever, he's going to stay put-only his best friend, Frita Wilson, won't hear of it. "Gabe," says Frita, "we got to do something about you." When Frita makes up her mind, she's like a locomotive-there's no stopping her. "First, you're going to make a list. Write down everything you're afraid of." Gabe's list is a lot longer than he'd like Frita to know. Plus, he can't quite figure out how tackling his fears will make him brave. Surely jumping off the rope swing over the catfish pond can only lead to certain death . . . but maybe Frita knows what she's doing. It turns out she's got her own list, and while she's watching Gabe face all his fears, she's avoiding the fear that scares her the most. With wisdom and clarity, K. L. Going explores the nature of fear in what should be an idyllic summer for two friends from different backgrounds. For them, living in a small town in Georgia with an active Ku Klux Klan, the summer of 1976 is a momentous one. It's the summer they discover what courage is all about.

Gabriel King believes he was born chicken. He's afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. If it's a choice between graduating or staying in the fourth grade forever, he's going to stay put-only his best friend, Frita Wilson, won't hear of it. "Gabe," says Frita, "we got to do something about you." When Frita makes up her mind, she's like a locomotive-there's no stopping her. "First, you're going to make a list. Write down everything you're afraid of." Gabe's list is a lot longer than he'd like Frita to know. Plus, he can't quite figure out how tackling his fears will make him brave. Surely jumping off the rope swing over the catfish pond can only lead to certain death . . . but maybe Frita knows what she's doing. It turns out she's got her own list, and while she's watching Gabe face all his fears, she's avoiding the fear that scares her the most. With wisdom and clarity, K. L. Going explores the nature of fear in what should be an idyllic summer for two friends from different backgrounds. For them, living in a small town in Georgia with an active Ku Klux Klan, the summer of 1976 is a momentous one. It's the summer they discover what courage is all about.
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Gabriel King believes he was born chicken. He's afraid of spiders, corpses, loose cows, and just about everything related to the fifth grade. If it's a choice between graduating or staying in the fourth grade forever, he's going to stay put-only his best friend, Frita Wilson, won't hear of it. "Gabe," says Frita, "we got to do something about you." When Frita makes up her mind, she's like a locomotive-there's no stopping her. "First, you're going to make a list. Write down everything you're afraid of." Gabe's list is a lot longer than he'd like Frita to know. Plus, he can't quite figure out how tackling his fears will make him brave. Surely jumping off the rope swing over the catfish pond can only lead to certain death . . . but maybe Frita knows what she's doing. It turns out she's got her own list, and while she's watching Gabe face all his fears, she's avoiding the fear that scares her the most. With wisdom and clarity, K. L. Going explores the nature of fear in what should be an idyllic summer for two friends from different backgrounds. For them, living in a small town in Georgia with an active Ku Klux Klan, the summer of 1976 is a momentous one. It's the summer they discover what courage is all about.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Keefe

Length:

3h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:43


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:00