Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce audiobook

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

By Frank Cottrell Boyce
Read by Peter Capaldi

Walden Pond Press, HarperCollins 9780062643636

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982661281

  • ISBN: 9781982661274

  • ISBN: 9781982661298

Runtime: 5.70 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one’s place in the universe.

Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That's important when you have a grandfather who is constantly forgetting. And it's even more important when your grandfather can't care for you anymore and you have to go live with a foster family out in the country.

Prez is still learning to fit in at his new home when he answers the door to meet Sputnik—a kid who is more than a little strange. First, he can hear what Prez is thinking. Second, he looks like a dog to everyone except Prez. Third, he can manipulate the laws of space and time. Sputnik, it turns out is an alien, and he's got a mission that requires Prez's help: the Earth has been marked for destruction, and the only way they can stop it is to come up with ten reasons why the planet should be saved.

Thus begins one of the most fun and eventful summers of Prez's life, as he and Sputnik set out on a journey to compile the most important list Prez has ever made—and discover just what makes our world so remarkable.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Peter Capaldi’s Scottish accent is so strong that American listeners may have trouble understanding him at first, but those who stick with it are in for a supersonic treat…Capaldi’s exuberant performance gives Boyce’s delightful writing even more cheerful buoyancy, humor, and heart as he captures jaunty Sputnik and his outlandish antics. Especially sympathetic as Prez, Capaldi modulates his voice from quiet wonder to panicked alarm amid the madcap physics-defying adventures. Heartwarming fun will entertain the whole family. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Full of escapades, humor, and spunk, this is a stand-alone gem. For all middle grade shelves. School Library Journal (starred review)
“Belly laughs are central to the action…A raucous adventure with a heart of gold.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A funny and touching story about a boy who, through a transformative summer, learns to expand his definitions of family and home.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Author Bio: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the author of Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Cosmic, and Framed, aw well as Millions, which was the basis for a movie by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. His books have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the London Guardian’ Children’s Fiction Prize, and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award. He is also a screenwriter, having written the scripts for a number of feature films as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 5.70
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English