Wonder
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(4.6 based on 4549 ratings)
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    Wonder | R. J. Palacio

    Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. 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, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Excellent way to teach differences... and sameness

    As an adult who works extensively with developmentally and physically disabled children and adults... I applaud this book. Simply but beautifully told..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 07 2013 by Jan (Rochester, NY, United States)
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    Wonder | R J Palacio

    Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By R J Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
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    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.

    Amazing

    A book that is guaranteed to take your child on an amazing journey - engrossing, entertaining, enlightening - there aren't enough superlatives you can..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2013 by A (Blackburn, United Kingdom)
  • 1.5-1.7
    Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories | R. J. Palacio

    Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Michael Chamberlain, Scott Merriman, Taylor Ann Krahn, and others
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    These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Listeners get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie's oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie's new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for listeners who don't want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

    I love it!

    I think that is audible book was very emotional and heart warming. I think it really does show the true feelings of the characters.

    Reviewed on May 06 2016 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 1.5
    The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story | R.J. Palacio

    The Julian Chapter: A Wonder Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By R.J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Michael Chamberlain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Over one million people have read or listened to and loved Wonder. Now listeners will have a chance to hear from the one of the book's most controversial characters - Julian. From the very first day Auggie and Julian met in Wonder, it was clear they were never going to be friends, with Julian treating Auggie like he had the plague. And while Wonder told Auggie's story through six different viewpoints, Julian's perspective was never shared. Fans could only guess what he was thinking. Until now.

    Good supplement

    This was a good companion book to Wonder. I enjoyed the grandmother's tale that explains Julian's namesake. The book is really geared toward YA but I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2015 by Melody (Ocoee, FL)
  • 1.6
    Pluto: A Wonder Story | R. J. Palacio

    Pluto: A Wonder Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Scott Merriman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
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    Christopher was Auggie's best friend from the time they were babies until his family moved away; he was there through all of Auggie's surgeries and heartbreaks, through bad times and good--like Star Wars marathons and dreams of traveling to Pluto together. Alternating between childhood flashbacks and the present day, an especially bad day for Christopher, Pluto is the story of two boys grown apart learning that good friendships are worth a little extra effort.

    Wonderful Wonder Story

    like all the Wonder stories, Pluto gives you an inside peek into an 11 year old's brain. Just another reminder not to judge. Everyone has their own p..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 04 2016 by Susan Esplin (Utah)
  • 1.7
    Shingaling: A Wonder Story | R. J. Palacio

    Shingaling: A Wonder Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Taylor Ann Krahn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    A story about life as a fifth grader at Beecher Prep through the eyes of Charlotte, the girl who had been chosen to be Auggie's "welcome" buddy. Listeners will not only learn more about Charlotte and her budding friendship with fan-favorite, Summer (they solve a mystery together), but how the girls at Beecher Prep react to Auggie attending their school for the first time.

    Great additional stories Wonder
    Reviewed on September 14 2016 by Angela ()