My One Hundred Adventures, Polly Horvath
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My One Hundred Adventures

Author: Polly Horvath

Unabridged: 5 hr 28 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 09/09/2008


THE WINNER OF a National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and countless other awards has written her richest, most spirited book yet, filled with characters that readers will love, and never forget.

Jane is 12 years old, and she is ready for adventures, to move beyond the world of her siblings and single mother and their house by the sea, and step into the “know-not what.” And, over the summer, adventures do seem to find Jane, whether it’s a thrilling ride in a hot-air balloon, the appearances of a slew of possible fathers, or a weird new friendship with a preacher and psychic wannabe. Most important, there’s Jane’s discovery of what lies at the heart of all great adventures: that it’s not what happens to you that matters, but what you learn about yourself.

And don't miss Polly Horvath's Northward to the Moon, the sequel to My One Hundred Adventures.

From the Hardcover edition.


AudiobooksNow review by Lisa on 2009-09-09 16:51:10

I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars. As a fan of Polly Horvath's quirky books, I would like it to be better. But I can't distinguish the terrible choice of narrator from the book. Perhaps I shall have to read it. I agree with many of the comments from the 1-star reviewer, but I will focus on the narrator, Tai Alexandra Ricci. Ricci uses a rather adult, cynical voice throughout her narration. You feel quite strongly that she sees the selfishness of the adults around her, with commenting specifically. By the ending, Horvath writes an epiphany, where the protagonist discovers how foolish she has been to believe in these adults. So the entire cynical tone violates the story as written, and makes for an unpleasant reading experience, rather than an enjoyable one.