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  • Published: New York, NY : Random House Listening Library, p2000.
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Description: 5 sound discs (5 hr., 16 min.) : Digital, Dolby processed ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book on CD

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  • 0807210455 :

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Bud, not Buddy

by Curtis, Christopher Paul.

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Call number: Y BOCD Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth

Additional Details

Compact discs.

"An unabridged production"--Container.

"Recommended for listeners ages 7 and up"--Container.

Performance by James Avery.

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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Well done audiobook!

James Avery does a wonderful job with this book.
My 10yr. old daughter and I were pulled into the story!
It was also fun to hear "Bud" visit Michigan towns and landmarks.

Great narrator

*Bud, not Buddy* is a wonderful story - a charming mix of adventure, loss, and humor. The narrator for this book (James Avery) is extraordinary. He does a really good job of conveying the emotions of a 10 year old boy who is stuck in some challenging situations. I ended up reading the last couple of chapters of this book since we didn't finish the CD version on our trip, and I was a bit surprised to see that some phrases were 'childish' - e.g. idioms to reflect a child's way of hearing; however, it sounded completely natural in Avery's performance.

Bud, not Buddy

Great classic movie. Many awards. Great for young ears

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