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Publisher's Summary

The fifth book in the beloved and award-winning school hamster series!

The students in Room 26 are learning about boats and building their own for a race on Potter's Pond. Humphrey the hamster loves dreaming about being a pirate and watching his friends build ships. But when he mistakenly ends up at sea on the day of the boat race, he finds himself in the middle of more adventure than he bargained for! Humphrey is back in this charming story of a hamster on the high seas of hilarity.

Look for all twelve of Humphrey's adventures!

©2010 Betty G. Birney (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks

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narrator change not for the better

Story is good, but the narrator change left a lot to be desired. Not sure why Hal Hollings didn't continue the series but my whole family preferred his narration.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Adventure According to Humphrey to be better than the print version?

No offense to William Dufris, but my kids and I listed to the Humphrey books 1-4, and we really got used to the narration by Hal Hollings. We listen to these stories in the car, and they never fail to engage and give us a laugh.

My kids basically wrinkled their noses when starting to listen to this book's narration. We'll have to get used to it, though, because it looks like Betty chose this narrator for all the other Humphrey books. Oh well! Maybe his voices for the women characters get better or maybe we'll just get used to it.

All of the According to Humphrey books are excellent reading. Before we started listening to them in the car, I read them out loud to my two boys - ages 6 and 7. It's refreshing to have such well-written children's books that can appeal to a wide range of kids and not include any foul language or inappropriate or really intense situations. Humphrey books are positive, positive, positive! And we love them all!

Did William Dufris do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Yes, they all sound different, but all the female characters just sound - well - weird. We still haven't gotten used to that. I think he does a decent job with the voice of Humphrey.

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Narrative BAD

Story good narrative BAD the narrator ruined the story he read too fast and his voice was too deep