The Pact

CD - unabridged
Kit (6 discs)
Product Number: 3L329
Released: Oct 28, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428149939
Narrator/s: George Jenkins
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This is about three African-American kids who grew up in poverty and made a pact to support each other until they all became doctors. Unabridged. 6 CDs.

All formats/editions

Homework Pack
Narrator(s): George Jenkins
Product Number 3B329
Released: Oct 24, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428149922
Hanging Bag
Narrator(s): George Jenkins
Product Number 3C880
Released: Mar 02, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428149946
Text - Paperback
Product Number 14842
Released: Aug 30, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: #9781573229890

Professional reviews

"This is the inspirational true story of three boys living in the ghettos of Newark and Plainfield, New Jersey, who made a childhood pact to support each other in school, go to college, and become doctors. The book is made even more immediate because the authors narrate it, alternating chapters so they each read about their own experiences. They're not professional readers, and it takes a while to get used to their awkward phrasing and inconsistent diction, but the book is well worth the effort. One puzzle is the authors' sense of timing and emotion. Since they presumably wrote the book, they should be able to emphasize words to get their meanings across. Instead, they read flatly, forcing us, at times, to grapple with context and intent. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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