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Wonder Audiobook

Wonder

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Publisher's Summary

Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? Through the voices of Auggie, his big sister Via, and his new friends Jack and Summer, Wonder follows Auggie's journey through his first year at Beecher Prep. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

©2012 R J Palacio (P)2012 Random House AudioGo

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    A 01-22-13
    A 01-22-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Amazing"

    A book that is guaranteed to take your child on an amazing journey - engrossing, entertaining, enlightening - there aren't enough superlatives you can apply to this book to do it justice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jarumas taengprakob 01-22-15
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    "Touching story"

    It was kind of boring at first but started to get interesting as the characters grow up. I love Jack's part the most as I can relate to him. And it gets me reary with daisy death. Well done for a children book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn New Zealand 01-30-14
    Karyn New Zealand 01-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story - didn't love the narrator"
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    No question, this is a good novel. I question though the choice of narrator. The narrator is a woman, the main charcter is a 10 year old boy. The narrator puts on a voice, to try and sound like a 10 year old boy. In my opinion, she sounds, at times, like those chain smoking aunts from The Simpsons. The narrator definitely affected my enjoyment of the audiobook. I preferred reading the novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    8/11/13
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    "Good story- shame about the narrator!"
    What made the experience of listening to Wonder the most enjoyable?

    I loved the fact that it was told by the point of view of different characters. Very interesting


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No way! The main character August's narrator had such an annoying voice!! I suggest you listen to the preview first!


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

    No emotional attachment, but it was good. I wouldnt bother to read it again.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad book, just bad readers! The main characters narrator was just terrible - be warned! If you can see past that then give it a go. It has sad moments, happy moments and the story isnt complicated. It just plods along at a good pace.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Rosanne Sayers
    warwick, uk
    11/23/16
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    "Story the best"

    It was very very good I like it so I recommend it to all my family and friends

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan M.
    10/30/16
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    "So far from wonderful"
    What did you like best about Wonder? What did you like least?

    After all the amazing reviews, I was looking forward to this, but it left me cold.


    Would you recommend Wonder to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. The main character was annoying self-centred and whiny.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Possibly.


    Was Wonder worth the listening time?

    No. I actually tried to listen to this several times, and I finally got about two thirds of the way through before I gave up with a sigh of relief.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, I understand that Auggie's two syndromes make his life unbelievably hard, but he's such a whiner that I wanted to throttle him. He doesn't like it if people look at him. Or if they don't look at him. He claims to want to be treated normally, but then blames everyone around him for not treating him with kid gloves. He blames everyone else for everything. Thoroughly unpleasant and I have no idea how this got so many good reviews.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Holland
    Surrey, UK
    5/7/16
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    "Really really good"

    I read the book and was a bit sceptical but it was so good 5 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Deborah Allen
    4/8/16
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    "Amazing story line!"

    Love it because it's full of family fun! Everyone thought it was an amazing book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Howlett
    2/25/16
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    "An emotional roller coaster"
    What did you like most about Wonder?

    the story was told and acted out beautifully by the narrators.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Obviously it has to be Auggie..... absolutely brilliant


    Any additional comments?

    I felt i was a part of the story, It was like I was there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • danleighton
    2/3/16
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    "Amazing"

    I've been listening to it for ages. I fined it amazing. I think it is an amazing book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DMI King-Smith
    1/12/16
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    "A Joyful read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wonder to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed listening to this book but equally enjoyed reading it.


    What other book might you compare Wonder to, and why?

    Dibs in search of self. This book leaves one with a similar feeling even though the theme is different.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    They were equally professional.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Watch me grow.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book! I am not an emotional type but I can honestly say I was moved to tears as read parts of it. I urge all adults to read or listen to this wonderful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mama Vitabu
    Oxford
    12/24/15
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    "Loved it!"

    The character is adorable. The story is very engaging
    I didn't wan't the story to finish

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shirley moaa
    6/21/14
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    "Wonder is Wonderful"
    Any additional comments?

    August has always felt like a bit of an outsider compared to his peers; he's undergone countless operations and has been home-schooled all his life. Needless to say, when he and his family make the decision for him to start 5th grade in public school, he didn't exactly warm to the idea at first.

    One of the main things I loved about the book was August's attitude towards life: his ability to cope, to be genuinely happy and make a comedy out of his situation is humbling for anyone to read especially when he is at the tender age of ten. August faced many mixed reactions when starting school; there were lots of supportive people and an equal number of not so supportive people but he never let that stop him. Like anybody, August had good days and not so good days but with the support of his loving family August thrived and R.J. Palacio has created a humbling role model for adults and children alike.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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