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    "This atmospheric work of historical fiction and magical realism takes place in nineteenth-century London. Narrator Sarah Coomes creates a variety of voices for the chimney sweeps - Cockney climbing kids who are the featured characters. Listeners meet Nan Sparrow, the legendary climber; a malevolent master; a soft-spoken Jewish immigrant; a gentle chimney sweep; and Charlie - Nan's 'monster'.... Coomes's monster's squeaky voice is jarring at first, but listeners will quickly discover that it fits his kind and childlike personality. Coomes's voice and Auxier's prose combine to create an immersive experience. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award." (AudioFile magazine)

    For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbing boys” - orphans owned by chimney sweeps - to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless, and brutally dangerous. 

    Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived - and a girl. With her wits and will, she’s managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again. But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. 

    Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature - a golem - made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.   

    Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life - saving one another in the process. By one of today’s most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heartrending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope.

    ©2018 Jonathan Auxier (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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    • J. Jimenez
    • 04/12/2018

    Love Jonathan Auxier

    He has a way of making the story real to us and then inserting some magic and taking us to a world of fantasy. Love it for all ages...

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    • Tim Smith
    • 20/01/2019

    Thank you.

    Thank you. I am emotional about how easily grownups can try to diminish children and those who look a bit different or speak without being understood. The story was written in a way that held me with emotion and thought. Thank you for selecting an excellent narrator.

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    • Lauren Smith
    • 15/11/2018

    I love Charlie

    A wonderful unique fantasy that feels like Dickens. Great narrator and well paced plot. Recommended.

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    • luke
    • 12/02/2019

    Beautiful

    Simply beautiful. From start to finish, full of touching imagery. A story of hope and love.

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    • I want to know
    • 30/11/2018

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    I really enjoyed this book ,Very good book! definitely recommend for all ages ! Ye

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    • RR
    • 17/11/2020

    Beautiful story filled with humor and heart

    My kids and I really enjoyed this book. It was fantastical yet grounded in reality, with great themes of friendship, courage, standing up for good, and also illustrated the realities of child labor. It prompted good conversations and was liked by young and old, the marks of a great book!

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    • Lisa M Bautista
    • 24/03/2019

    A wonderful story to rival Le Miserables.

    A wonderful story full of deep hidden meaning. A story that pulls you into the life and heart of a young sweep and her companions in heart of London.
    Is the kind of story that touches you deep in your heart. The kind of story you'll want to listen to again and again.

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    • G. G
    • 09/04/2021

    Wonderful story

    A fantastic story for kids and adults alike! We listened with full attention wondering how it would end and we were not disappointed.

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    • Mina Tory
    • 13/12/2020

    Perfect. A new favorite.

    The story, the narration - every second of this was flawless.

    After reading Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience in college, I've never been able to hear anything about chimney sweeps (even in Mary Poppins) without thinking of Blake's work and the horrors he captured in his poems. This story is a stunning, heartfelt expansion of the same themes, masterfully written and mixed with magic. The way the author captures both the world through the eyes of a child and the aching joy of parenthood is sublime.

    The narrator too is absolutely perfect. Great voicing of multiple characters, and absolutely nails the right level of "evocative storyteller" voice without going overboard. If Audible redid the entire catalog in her voice, I'm pretty sure no one would be mad. Please. Someone make a way for this lady to read everything to me forever.

    I came to this book expecting nothing more than a diverting listen, but will come back again and again for what is easily the best book I've read or listened to in a long while. Love, love, love.

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    • EliteIndieReads
    • 13/12/2020

    sweet, honest historical magical realism

    This sweet story had me engaged from page 1. The way The Sweeps fantasy world slowly gives way to harsh reality, then back to fantasy is beautiful. It made me want to be more creative in my own world and with my children. It made me see possibility in gloom. I liked the reader, but think she could have sang the song parts more carefully.