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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Narrated by: Robin Miles
Series: The Vanderbeekers, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically a member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have 11 days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded landlord just how wonderful they are...and all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.

©2017 Karina Yan Glaser (P)2017 Recorded Books Inc

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Very well read

Narrator was excellent! Engaging story for all ages- full of heart and warmth. It was a pleasure to meet the Vanderbeekers.

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  • Lisa B
  • 24-12-2019

Great book! I would read it aloud instead...

This is an awesome story and a great read aloud for Christmas, but this performance is not good. The narrator doesn't read the dialogue well at all. They don't sound like real people. Speeding up to 1.10 was a significant improvement.

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  • J.S. Jaeger
  • 18-12-2018

Enjoyable read with heartwarming ending

I loved how the author developed the characters in this book. From the youngest child to each of the neighbors, each one was distinctly writing and fleshed out. I liked that the children weren't dumbed down. The ending was very touching and heartwarming.

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  • one4PDX
  • 20-07-2018

A very sweet and entertaining story

The Vanderbeekers of 141st street is a sweet story with slight adventure and real feelings. My sister and listened to it via audio, and I feel it's directed towards a younger audience, say 2nd to 5th graders. The story was cute; with a few unexpected twists, while all the while sticking to the main theme: one family joined together by the near loss of their beloved home. I would definitely recommend giving this story a go.

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  • John W.
  • 05-06-2020

I love the way the voices sound

I always feel like I'm entering the Vanderbeekers world when I here the different voices.

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  • Walker Bull Urban Sam
  • 25-05-2020

Very good book 📚

I really like this book. It is very well written and the narrator is okay.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-02-2020

Brilliant narration

This is a wonderful story, with a brilliant narrator. My kids have listened to this book numerous times already.

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  • E N-C
  • 23-01-2020

Awesome!!!!!

We loved this moving story that is ultimately about hope and renewal. Highly recommend! One of our favorites thus far.

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  • L. Elley
  • 30-12-2019

sweet story

sweet story of family working together. great lessons to learn. our family very much enjoyed it

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  • Jason Battaglia
  • 20-12-2019

The Vanderbeakers on 141st

I loved this book. It is a perfect mix of joy and sadness. An absaleutlty great children's book.

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  • Kimberly Gregg
  • 18-12-2019

I didn’t really like it it was kinda boring

I didn’t even like the first chapter it was no offense boring and some what dumb. sorry to write a bad review:(

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  • Giannina Pellerano
  • 22-04-2020

hey

loved it. super funny and smart book . the narrator was a very good one😁

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  • liezel
  • 17-01-2020

Fantastically done

The narrator did an amazing job.as family we all really enjoyed it! Highly recommend the audiobook!