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The Underneath

Kathi Appelt

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. An abandoned calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the achingly lonely howl of a chained up, abused hound dog deep in the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise Sabine and Puck there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use her or her kittens as alligator bait should he find them. But, they are safe in the underneath...as long as they stay in the underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. In the tradition of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love (and its opposite, hate), the fragility of happiness -- and the importance of making good on your promises.

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. An abandoned calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the achingly lonely howl of a chained up, abused hound dog deep in the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise Sabine and Puck there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use her or her kittens as alligator bait should he find them. But, they are safe in the underneath...as long as they stay in the underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. In the tradition of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love (and its opposite, hate), the fragility of happiness -- and the importance of making good on your promises.
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There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. An abandoned calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the achingly lonely howl of a chained up, abused hound dog deep in the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise Sabine and Puck there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use her or her kittens as alligator bait should he find them. But, they are safe in the underneath...as long as they stay in the underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten's one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. In the tradition of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love (and its opposite, hate), the fragility of happiness -- and the importance of making good on your promises.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gabra Zackman

Length:

6h 25m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:15


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:22


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:37


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:04


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:33


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:58


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:35


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:15


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:52


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:06


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:59


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:23


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:38


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:02


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:10


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:47


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:57


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:22


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

01:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:46


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:32


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:31


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

01:39


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:12


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:17


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:31


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:40


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:15


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:58