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The Wreckers

Iain Lawrence

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Description:

There was once a village off the coast of Cornwall, England where people were so poor that they prayed for shipwrecks. They made their living by salvaging food and clothing from the wreckage. Some of them were evil and lit fires during a storm to lure ships onto the rocks. Then these "wreckers" made sure that no one survived the wrecks, so there would be no witnesses to their crimes. One stormy night in 1799, 14-year-old John Spencer was unfortunate enough to be on his father's ship when the wreckers did their worst. As John hid on the shore, he saw his shipmates murdered by these ruthless scavengers. Trapped in a strange land with no idea of whom to trust, he faced the most terrifying challenge of his life. The spell-binding excitement of a swashbuckling adventure, and the wrenching moral conflict of a Dickens novel delightfully converge in this critically-acclaimed debut novel. Ron Keith's exceptional narration ensures readers nonstop entertainment in the classic tradition. The Wreckers was chosen by Booklist as a Young Editors' Choice and by the New York Public Library as a title for reading and sharing.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron Keith

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:39