• Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • By: Jeff Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (2,373 ratings)

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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

Critic Reviews

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

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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney has taken the world of middle grade books by storm, with 15 novels to date—not to mention the numerous spin-off stories, merchandise, and four successful movie adaptations. These series and standalone novels explore middle school misadventures, dealing with family and friends, and the awkwardness of growing up. Discover more listens if you've devoured the series and are hungry for more.

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  • 03-21-10

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.

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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.

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Diary of a wimpy kid

I love this book so much and I hope you do more of these amazing books

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Ask Firenze Rowe

I really like the work out parts very much!!! And the getaway is also very good too.👍👍👍👍👍👍💪💪

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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.

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Fun kids book, just not on Audible.

The kids enjoyed the original and movie more. Either would be a better option.

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Terrible Audiobook!

The story was uninteresting and the speaker had little to no enthusiasm reading the book.

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Utterly Charmless as an Audiobook

Why would anyone make an audiobook of a book subtitled "A Novel in Cartoons"? Beats me. But unless the cartoons are the most hysterical artwork ever created I can't imagine why this book is the least bit popular. The narration of the audiobook is fine, but with only the words to go by, the protagonist comes across as a selfish, cruel, ignorant cretin. The endless repetition of "me and him" is also quite grating. There is not one funny moment in the whole thing. Truly, this is the most charmless thing I've ever listened to; thank goodness it's short.

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Cute book

My kids loved this so much. Greg is a funny guy! I’m sure they will want to listen to this one again!

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So happy

I Loved this audio book 💕 I laughed and really enjoyed listening to it. Definitely will listen again.

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  • 10-02-17

I think a better voice

you need a better voice like the one of harry potter and a few more chapters Mabey

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  • Sarah
  • 07-01-18

Amazing

This book is the best book I heard and I had heard a lot of great books

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  • J
  • 09-21-20

Was ok

Bob likes peanut butter so the pizza chapter was a no go would recommend for 28-56 years old

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  • Lorraine murphy
  • 04-16-20

Bad

Poor poor book that has to go on this weekend in Vegas is that a big part in our mind is a big one and a big part to me the way we can get

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-18

Diary of a wimpy kid

This is a really existing book with lots of cliff hangs and funny bits . Also all of the other ones are good but I think this the best

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  • JK
  • 12-16-17

It was great

I love it
It is the best
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Me love Jeff Kinney
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  • Vanessa Horton
  • 03-29-17

My rewiew

I loved the book it made me smile and it's a great story to try and get to sleep to. It was funny through out and I just want to say a very big thank you to Jeff kine for helping me get my life easier

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  • Nev Britto
  • 03-17-17

Best Audio book ever

This was so good I recommend for every one who like funny books because it is so so funny

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  • mrs s grondona
  • 03-01-17

good

it was good i like the cheese tuch
and how he eat it it was funny👍

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  • 01-10-17

this is the best book ever i cant weat to !issen tothe ohthers

this is the best book ever i love 💘 it so much i cant stop lissnine to it.🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐨🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-18

It was not good for my child

I disliked it because for someone's the age of my child 11 she got scared these books are meant to help her sleep she didn't get any sleep for a week because it was that bad and no one your child to miss out on sleep so then miss out on school

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-21-17

Dairy of a wimpy kid 👶

It was ok couldve been longer and more about the characters I'm not sure what to say but I'm going to have to say something about it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-16-17

Two thumbs up from my 7 year old

My son loves everything about this series. It was his very first audio book and he's hooked. Great performance!

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  • Hyun bin Jeon
  • 06-20-17

good

love it. I wil repeat many times. i will recommand it to others. thanks. i want to buy mp3.

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  • Andy
  • 12-26-16

Obnoxious character - Trump in his early teens?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

My son liked the book a lot at first, but I have enormous trouble suffering through it. The lead character's self-obsessed, vindictive and power-hungry perspective on life does extremely little for me in the humour department, and mainly makes me wonder if that's what Donald Trump was like as an early teenager. I can't get myself to buy the next version, and even my son's interest in it has waned after repeated listening.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jeff Kinney again?

The narrator does a good job in bringing the character to life - which would make me hesitate to specifically search out the narrator for other titles.