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The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts - Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate-logo

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts - Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate

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High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble. Exploring damage to the town in the storm's aftermath, Oliver discovers a shipwreck on the beach. Removing anything from a wrecked ship is a hanging offense, but Oliver finds money that could save him, and he can't resist the temptation to take it. When his crime is discovered, Oliver flees, following the trail of his father and sister. The journey is full of thieves, adventurers, and treachery--and London might be the most dangerous place of all. In the tradition of his Newbery Honor book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi mixes high adventure and short, page-turning chapters with a vivid historical setting featuring a cast of highwaymen, pickpockets, and villainous criminal masterminds.

High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble. Exploring damage to the town in the storm's aftermath, Oliver discovers a shipwreck on the beach. Removing anything from a wrecked ship is a hanging offense, but Oliver finds money that could save him, and he can't resist the temptation to take it. When his crime is discovered, Oliver flees, following the trail of his father and sister. The journey is full of thieves, adventurers, and treachery--and London might be the most dangerous place of all. In the tradition of his Newbery Honor book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi mixes high adventure and short, page-turning chapters with a vivid historical setting featuring a cast of highwaymen, pickpockets, and villainous criminal masterminds.
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High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble. Exploring damage to the town in the storm's aftermath, Oliver discovers a shipwreck on the beach. Removing anything from a wrecked ship is a hanging offense, but Oliver finds money that could save him, and he can't resist the temptation to take it. When his crime is discovered, Oliver flees, following the trail of his father and sister. The journey is full of thieves, adventurers, and treachery--and London might be the most dangerous place of all. In the tradition of his Newbery Honor book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi mixes high adventure and short, page-turning chapters with a vivid historical setting featuring a cast of highwaymen, pickpockets, and villainous criminal masterminds.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

6h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:02


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

01:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:29