City of Orphans

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Product Number: C00162
Released: Oct 17, 2011
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ISBN: #9781461844945
Narrator/s: Chris Sorensen
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Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over 50 novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless. Amongst the grime and filth of the streets, Maks and his new friend Willa make a stand against a gang of bullies and embark on a thrilling quest to clear Maks' sister's name after she is imprisoned for theft.

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City of Orphans
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Author(s): Avi
Narrator(s): Chris Sorensen
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Narrator(s): Chris Sorensen
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Professional reviews

"Avi's portrayal of New York City in 1893 offers flawless research and Dickensian characters. When speaking as the story's omniscient narrator, Chris Sorensen's voice takes on the tone of a tough guy. He drops final letters and liberally uses street slang to create a convincing sense of place and period. His quick changes between accents help depict the multicultural mix of classes. Sorensen's reading ably contrasts the two heroes. As 13-year-old Maks Geless, a newsboy who is the son of Danish immigrants, Sorensen speaks boldly and unemotionally. Sorenson gives Willa, a homeless girl of undetermined background, more refined speech, colored with uncertainty. When Maks's sister is arrested, the pair functions as a detective duo. Sorensen's skill gives even stock characters depth, most noticeably the hard-boiled dying detective Bartleby Donck, who mentors the two children. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"