Get Me out of Here! by James Patterson audiobook

Get Me out of Here!

By James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
Read by Bryan Kennedy

Hachette Book Group

The Middle School Series: Book 2

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619690578

Runtime: 3.44 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Children

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Hi, I’m Rafe, and this is my latest tale of middle school madness. I get to move to the BIG CITY, but we live in the world’s dinkiest house. I’m accepted to an AMAZING school where all the kids are super smart snobs. My first assignment is to create drawings based on my AWESOME life experiences, but I can’t think of a single one. So I gear up for another mission, EVEN CRAZIER than my last one, and this time it’s all about getting a life—the most INTERESTING life a middle-schooler ever had. So if you’re ready for a super-surprising and totally off-the-wall adventure—well, let’s do this thing!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Will be enjoyed by middle-grade boys, particularly reluctant readers, especially because of the deus ex machina ending.” VOYA
“[The] message that ‘normal is boring’ should go a long way toward assuring kids who don’t fit the mold that there’s a place for them, too.” Publishers Weekly
“Patterson and Tebbetts have created strong characters and relationships throughout the novel. Rafe has his triumphs and failures, but he’s a realistic kid whom readers would want as a friend and coconspirator.” School Library Journal
“Short chapters and a partially graphic format are sure to appeal. Subplots involving Rafe’s missing father; adventures with his imaginary brother and muse, Leo; and Rafe’s emerging talent as an artist are also well handled, although they create a more subdued tone than in the previous book. Maturity is on Rafe’s horizon, but hopefully readers will be able to vicariously experience his eighth-grade adventures before it arrives.” Booklist
“Chronicle[s]—with humor—the life of loner/misfit Rafe, a gifted artist with a good heart. Tweens will relate to Rafe, his often-misunderstood intentions, and his middle school awkwardness. This book shows a mean side of school—bullies, cyberbullying, and what happens when a friendship turns sour—things that most middle school kids deal with every day. The abundant illustrations add fun and insight.” CommonSenseMedia.org
“Kennedy’s youthful-sounding voice hooks listeners. He raises pitch and volume, emphasizing Rafe’s emotions, and he deepens his register for adults…and voices Rafe’s grandmother in tones that make her seem old and creaky. From diving in dumpsters for artifacts to visiting local art museums, Rafe’s escapades and mortifying adventures will appeal to kids, who will especially enjoy Kennedy’s fast-paced, occasionally overly dramatic reading. The illustrations are included in a pdf file.” Booklist (audio review)
“Bryan Kennedy perfectly voices Rafe, expertly navigating his ups and downs…This fast-paced tale of middle school mishaps and mayhem will appeal to reluctant readers and students who enjoyed Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.” School Library Journal (audio review)
“Patterson’s and Tebbetts’ vivid, accessible characters and understanding of kids’ insecurities will keep listeners laughing and engaged throughout this second Middle School series story. Kennedy’s dramatized narration occasionally overshadows and gives a forced feel to some of Rafe’s inner dialogue, but he superbly captures the snarky attitude and unsteady vocalization of a pubescent boy. Thematic connections including family relationships, making choices, bullying, friendship, and peer pressure, naturally lend themselves to age-appropriate discussions. Listeners are sure to be entertained during this humorous and thought-provoking tale.” Children’s Literature (audio review)
“Narrator Bryan Kennedy’s young-sounding voice and comic tone make the clueless hero sympathetic…Kennedy is spot-on as the puzzled outsider, especially when he sometimes talks directly to the listener. There are laughs and lots of action.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: James Patterson

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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Author Bio: Chris Tebbetts

Author Bio: Chris Tebbetts

Chris Tebbetts is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson’s Middle School series. Originally from Yellow Spring, Ohio, Tebbetts is a graduate of Northwestern University. He lives and writes in Vermont.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.44
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English