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Jessica Swift

International Woman of Mystery

Seattle, WA United States | Listener Since 2005

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  • Guys Read: Funny Business

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (19)

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    Jessica Swift says: "Tons of laughs"
    "Tons of laughs"
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    What did you love best about Guys Read: Funny Business?

    This anthology has it all - good laughs, great writing and great reading.


    What other book might you compare Guys Read: Funny Business to and why?

    This belongs on a shelf with all those great middle reader books like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", "Artemis Fowl" and "The Lightening Thief". It is also part of a series selected specifically for boys to read.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    There are a variety of narrators. I LOVE Eoin Colfer - he's Irish (fun accent and gift of gab), plus he's telling what sounds like a true story. I also liked the readers for "Your Question for Author Here" - this is a series of letters and the editors had the wisdom to use two voices.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and laughed. I also loved the insights into boys' brains, as I am raising two of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Let's say you have a long car trip. Let's say you have to take this car trip with two boys, and in addition to that, you don't want to listen to a chorus of "Are we there yet?" and "He's breathing my air!" Nor do you wish to rot your mind with their favorite kid pop tunes or Disney songs. Solution: This audio book!!! Everyone can join in, even the driver. The stories appeal to both adults and kids, and when you're laughing and listening to a good story, the long car trip seems like fun! My kids have the text copy, and like to read along at home.

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