Touching Spirit Bear

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100011339
Released: Jul 10, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739359815
Narrator/s: Lee Tergesen
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

Read by Lee Tergesen Approx. 6 hours 4 cassettes When he brutally attacks a classmate his punishment is an alternative path based on a Native American tradition called the Circle Justice. Banished to a remote Alaskan island, Cole's rage and isolation lead him to another brazen attack. This time, his intended victim is the Spirit Bear of Native American legend-and the clumsy assault ends with Cole mauled nearly to death. Rescuers arrive to save Cole's life, but it is the attack of the Spirit Bear that is the start of Cole's long journey to accepting responsibility for his life and saving his soul.

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Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Series: Spirit Bear Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2007

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CD
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Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Narrator(s): Lee Tergesen
Series:
Product Number DB497
Released: Jul 12, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739363140
eBook
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Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Series:
Product Number EB00241375
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780062009685
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Narrator(s): Lee Tergesen
Series:
Product Number 3G215
Released: Sep 18, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456132255
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Class Set
Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Narrator(s): Lee Tergesen
Series:
Product Number 3M215
Released: Sep 22, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456132262
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Narrator(s): Lee Tergesen
Series:
Product Number 3E121
Released: Apr 09, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456132279
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Ben Mikaelsen
Series:
Product Number 13685
Released: Jun 12, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780380805600

Professional reviews

"Fifteen-year-old Cole Matthews, victim of beatings and neglect at the hands of alcoholic parents, is damaged goods. Now an abuser himself, he viciously beats a classmate. To escape prison, he enters the Native Circle Justice system. Lee Tergesen faces the formidable task of portraying a thoroughly unsympathetic main character in a manner that offers the listener a reason to care. Tergesen reads the challenging, and at times heavy-handed, story of Cole's year of isolation on a remote Alaskan island with an effort to be true to Cole's desperate, sneering defiance; hard-won rage; and well-hidden vulnerability. He adds to his challenge by differentiating all the other characters, as well, sometimes falling short of the mark by lapsing into the wrong voice or portraying voices inconsistently. Nevertheless, adventure-loving boys will find much to enjoy here. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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