Blah Blah Blah

Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates & Dogs
Narrated by: Bill Harley
Length: 1 hr
4.5 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here it is! The recording fans have been asking for! A recording that contains the hilarious and completely captivating tale of Dirty Joe, a pirate who steals socks, and his equally odious sister, Stinky Annie, who steals underwear.

Also on this recording is an audio version of "Joey, Chloe, and the Swamp Monsters".

On this recording:

  • The Ballad of Dirty Joe
  • King of the Clams
  • Bow Wow Wow
  • Joey, Chloe and the Swamp Monsters
©2005 Round River Records, under license to Empyrean Records (A Wishing Tree Records Group Company). All rights reserved. (P)2005 Round River Records, under license to Empyrean Records (A Wishing Tree Records Group Company). All rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

  • Grammy Award Winner
  • 2006 Parents' Choice Gold
  • 2006 NAPPA Honors

"Blah Blah Blah shows this master storyteller at his best." (MetroKids)
"His spot-on delivery is confirmation that Bill Harley really and truly, honest to goodness cross your heart, knows what makes kids laugh." (Parents' Choice)
"Another virtuoso performance by one-man dynamo Bill Harley. You'll never look at clams or pirates the same way again. Keep this hilarious audio at the ready in your car for the inevitable requests." (National Parenting Publications Awards)

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    5 out of 5 stars

Fun for kids and adults

Very imaginative. Great visuals for kids. Narration was clear and clever. Some swampy monsters and underwear talk, but the boys loved it.

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Disappointing

I've been a Bill Harley fan for about 15 years, having seen him perform at story-telling festivals, and other venues.

My kids (7, 9, and 12) like him too.
We listened to this recording on a car trip and were all disappointed. The material just wasn't very funny or interesting. My kids said it was "just dumb".
After listening to a half hour of "Blah, Blah, Blah", and a half hour of James Michener's "Alaska" they said they would rather listen to Michener.

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My Son's Favorite

Where does Blah Blah Blah rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

We just started listening to books for kids, but this has become my 7yr old son's favorite.

What did you like best about this story?

He especially enjoyed "King of the Clams" creepy and fun.

What about Bill Harley’s performance did you like?

He's having as much fun telling the stories as we are listening.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sure. The stories are short, about 10 to 15mins each. But we usually fast forward to "king of the Clams" LOL

Any additional comments?

We will definitely be looking for more books by Bill Harley.