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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Audiobook

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.
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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed debut author Jeff Kinney brilliantly re-creates the typical humor and logic of middle-school boys sidling into adolescence.

Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.

©2007 Jeff Kinney; (P)2008 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"[This] should keep readers in stitches." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Catherine Sheboygan, WI, USA 04-17-08
    Catherine Sheboygan, WI, USA 04-17-08
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    "You need the cartoons!"

    My kids love this book, so we got it as an audiobook for a car trip. The trouble is that the cartoons are an integral part of the story. Without them, you lose some of the humor. It would be perfect for reading along, if your kids already have the book, but there is definitely something missing when you just listen to the audiobook without the visuals.

    37 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    Kara Arvada, CO, USA 03-21-10
    Kara Arvada, CO, USA 03-21-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Use both!"

    I use both the audio book and the actual book to help my son learn to read. He is autistic and he loves these books, but he has a hard time reading, so I bought him an i-pod and started downloading books he loves. Then I buy the actual book and he gets to listen to the books while he reads them.

    It has been tremendously helpful! I highly suggest doing this will all books for kids of all ages, if they are having a difficult time reading.

    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Woodinville, WA, United States 04-23-15
    Christopher Woodinville, WA, United States 04-23-15 Member Since 2008

    Maddie and I, are a dad-daughter combo who love audible books. She has recently started to write reviews also. I hope you can differentiate.

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    "Mixed feelings about this book"

    Let me first say that my daughter and I both had mixed feelings regarding this book. Here is the short description...the main character is an athletically challenged middle schooler who is trying to get through middle school and avoid being teased and/or bullied. Much of the story is recognizable to any person who went to school in America. As such, there are many funny points in the story, although some of the humor is along the lines of bathroom humor, it is mostly harmless. There were two things that we did not like about the novel. First , the main character is not really all that nice. He often throws his friends under the bus to save his own butt. Second, we did not like how this book also seemed to almost condone the bullying or at least tried to present bullying as an inevitable fact of life that all kids must go through as a sort of Rite of Passage to adulthood. The bullies themselves seem to be presented as good kids, who are just a bit rambunctious. I personally reject this interpretation of bullies, while I don't necessarily think they should be thrown in jail, I certainly don't think it is all harmless and the bullied should just learn how to deal with it. The book presents the bullies as the cool kids and the bullied as the dweebs and dorks. I don't like the premise that the bullies are the "cool kids", and neither did my daughter. I certainly don't like the idea of sending the message to my daughter that sets an equivalency of cool kids to bullies. I don't think I will be getting her the rest of these books for this reason.

    Perhaps I am a bit over critical regarding this and I should not take this book so seriously, kids are able to differentiate stores from real life. My daughter did think the book was funny at times, and she did finish it. I could not finish it, I did not like bullies when I was a kid, and I like them even less as I contemplate them bullying my children or worse, finding out that I raised one.

    32 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Ontario, Canada 05-02-12
    Roger Ontario, Canada 05-02-12 Listener Since 2010

    If you always have a book with you...

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    "What's the big deal?"
    Any additional comments?

    I thought that the book was performed well enough, could have had some more expression.
    But what's with the story?! I did not care for the 'Wimpy Kid' at all. I though that this would be the story of a Wimpy kid and how he overcame his shortcomings. Instead, it's about a 'poor me' brat. Really no value for kids in this book, it teaches them the wrong way to behave.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 03-31-16
    Rebecca 03-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It was the best ever"

    I love this so much. I was able to finish listening to this story so fast. Thank you!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandon Lee Spooner 03-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

    Could you make more diary of a wimpy kid please please please please OK.




    By:Brandon

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    Do young You 03-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good for english learners."

    The story is diverse and funny.
    I'm listening it repeatedly and it doesn't get me bored.
    Like it!

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    Luke 03-14-16
    Luke 03-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "wow good narrator loved it! :-)"

    the narrator was telling the story like he was telling you about something that happened


    great job!!

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    Reader nyc 02-29-16
    Reader nyc 02-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    daughter loves it
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    it and listens to it every night! great reader as well !

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    Lauren Alumbaugh Waco,TX 01-24-16
    Lauren Alumbaugh Waco,TX 01-24-16

    Lauren Alumbaugh

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    "Eh not my favorite"
    What disappointed you about Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

    I wasn't a fan of the bullying from the kids and parents. Plus all this "cheese" talk


    Any additional comments?

    This book just overall wasn't for me. If you touch the "cheese" your boycotted. This kid plays games he isn't supposed to, tricks and lies to his friends. Just overall a let down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Examdots
    4/3/16
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    "Dairy of a wimpy kid"

    It is funny,
    It will be good for 7,8,9 year olds
    Greg is a bit funny,a bit silly!
    Rodrick is mean,silly,funny!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna Rawlinson
    1/6/15
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    "Full marks"

    Amazing i loved the story sooo much!!!! Rowley is funny and Greg's life is like mine! Could have been a little longer though...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paula
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    5/24/13
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    "Irritating narrator"

    Although the story is very popular, mostly with boys, the American narrator lets down this audio recording.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LINGFIELD, United Kingdom
    8/16/11
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    "DJ 100811"

    I haven't laughed so much in a long time! It gives you a glimpse into the mind of an early teen boy and having been brought up with 3 sisters, I can now vaguely understand the teen boys I teach...oh the angsts and thought processes...if you want to 'go there', listen to it yourself...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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