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Freak the Mighty

By: Rodman Philbrick
Narrated by: Elden Henson
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Publisher's Summary

Meet Maxwell Kane, narrator of Freak the Mighty. He's a timid soul stuck in the body of a teenage giant with size 14 shoes. Haunted by a dark secret in his past, he hides out in his basement room, avoiding the world. But when a new kid moves in next door, Max's life changes forever. The two outcasts form the "normal" world team up to become "Freak the Mighty".

Like knights of old, they defend the weak, right every wrong - and solve the mystery of Max's past - proving once and for all that courage comes in all sizes.

©1993 Rodman Philbrick (P)1996 Random House, Inc.

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A Mighty book for fifth graders

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend the book to a colleague.I listened to be able to multi-task and be ready to discuss with students.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Freak the Mighty were my favorite characters!! The two outcasts complement each other.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was.

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Freak the Mighty

This was my first audio book I have ever listened to. I really enjoyed the book and this was some great writing. I can't wait to see the movie now! There is some material that in my opinion would not be suited for a young child. It was good!

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Great book and message!

This book is perfect for middle school and up. As an adult, I was thoroughly entertained. The language was witty, yet understandable for younger kids. The naration was excellent.

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Devastatingly beautiful.

This book could not be put down. It was heartbreaking, sweet, and innocent. It warmed the heart and wetted the eyes.

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Awesome

I loved this book so muck I might have cried a little you should read this. It can touch your heart.

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Could be better!

Some middle school students that heard the recording were not hoocked by the voice. Great for older students who have a difficulty reading the book.

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good book but sad

i liked it but is was very sad at the end😒😭 it had a twist

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Best story ever!!

This story has everything in it. What a great story about friendship! The characters are lovable and memorable!

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I feel as through I was right along side Max and K

I feel as through I was right along side Max and Kevin, the book was the best I have read in a long time. thank you for thinking about and appreciating life more.

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Great story and narration for tweens/young teens!

Would you consider the audio edition of Freak the Mighty to be better than the print version?

I listened to this story with my son, who has LD and has difficulty reading books in print, but loves audio books. He thought this was the best book he's ever read and profoundly connected with the characters. He was able to analyze the book for a school project and found it to be easier because he understood the book so well.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Freak the Mighty?

My son loved the part where Freak and Max take on the bullies and then later Killer Kane.

What does Eldon Henson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Eldon Henson's narration was exactly what we wanted for this story. He was perfect as Max and absolutely brought the story alive for my son.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, because we wanted to talk about it after a few chapters.

Any additional comments?

I'd recommend following up with the movie, "The Mighty" and talk about how the book and then compare the two.

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