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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

3.83 out of 5
(6 customer reviews)

$16.26$24.02

The unabridged true story of Nat Bowditch, whose tenacity and passion for learning led him from poverty to a life of success and adventures at sea.

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch tells the inspiring, true adventures of Nat Bowditch, a boy during the American Revolution, whose passion for learning and unstoppable spirit lead him from poverty and servitude to triumph and adventure at sea. This unabridged audiobook written by Jean Lee Latham is performed by master narrator Jim Weiss.

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  1. One person found this helpful

    5 out of 5
    Perseverance in trials

    Julie

    It is almost hard to believe this story is true as Nat suffers trial after trial, but it is written beautifully and kept my 10 and 7 year old girls and myself enthralled as we cried, hoped, and cheered for him. It’s a story of true perseverance and trading beauty for ashes; of clinging to goodness and mercy; of working hard as unto God and not just for man; and of peering beyond the present to glimpse the hope and in the beauty in education. We always enjoy being read aloud to by the master readers and this reading by Jim Weiss is no exception. We appreciated and relished this experience. Some concepts or vocabulary will need to be further explained to youngsters to be able to better grasp the story of course, but it abounds with oppourtunity to spark beautiful conversations and hope for the reasons why we study, grow, and learn and lends vision for just where our hard work may lead us. His story is a lesson in the wonder of carrying on to life when the odds and heartbreak are real and stacked against us. It takes the reader out of self, especially self pity, and into the world of possibilities if healthy kindness and determination are chosen over detrimental fixations on what is not healthy like anger, resentment, complaining, bitterness etc. I found this to be Well worth listening to as a family and used it to relate his experience to our modern trials, no matter the size. With such sadness and exponential rises in suicide rates, this book could just help provide a preventative shift in mindset to a future or present
    threat of vulnerability. How invaluable would that be?

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    We love this story. We live in a town with a long history of boat building and sailing that continues today. And my husband is captain, as well, so this book is much more personal for us. The fact that Bowditch’s books are still in use for marine navigation is amazing. We learned a lot about the history of navigation and exploration.. Bowditch is an excellent example of a real life hero. He endures a number of trials and losses and obstacles with faith driven determination.
    We are an experienced audiobook family, so this was accessible (with a little help understanding terms) by my 6yo son and 9yo daughter. We have listened to it at least twice this year. Because we live in a rural area, we are able to listen to 3-6 hours or more a week while driving. However, I think it would be a bit challenging at ages less than 8yo without a strong foundation of reading aloud as it is very long.
    I rarely give 5 stars, because that means it would have to be truly outstanding and nearly impossible to improve. This audiobookeasily deserves 5 stars. Highly recommend!!!!

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  3. 5 out of 5
    Math/Science-minded story

    Michelle

    Our math/science minded family LOVED this story. We were surprised how myself (and our kids equally enjoyed it). Ages 7, 9 and 11. 2 girls and a boy.

    Our kids loved hearing that it was a true story, hardly seemed like someone could manage through all of that, but he did.

    It also is encouraging my math/science kiddo to take an interest in languages, particularly Latin.

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