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Publisher's Summary

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake), he is not surprised.

Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five feet wide by five feet deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie, and Stanley must dig up the truth.

Wonderfully inventive, compelling and hilarious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece.

©2002 Louis Sachar (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

" Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting." ( Independent on Sunday)
"If you want a witty, moving listen that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes." ( The Daily Telegraph)

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Fabulous Feel-Good Literature

One of the best stories I've come across in a long time. Sachar makes you fall in love with his beautiful narrative which will stay with you for a long time. "Holes" is the epitome of what youth literature should be -- something to be loved by children of all ages. Like everything on Audible, the reading is superb. Often too little is made of this, but the outstanding quality of the productions and the skill of the actors doing the reading really stand to Audible's credit.

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  • Katharine Rutherford
  • 01-27-17

Highly recommended

This is a brilliant story, which really comes to life in this audio reading. Good for adults to listen to, as well as older children.

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  • Mother of Five
  • 08-24-18

amazing

great and funny I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was great I love it

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  • Martin Monk
  • 08-12-18

Holes 5 star

One word, incredible. The story was fernomanal! And one you were listening to it you couldent stop yourself from listening to hours more.

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  • Mrs H L Grant
  • 07-13-18

Great story

Such a great story. Loved the characters, narration good too. Would highly recommend this audio book.

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  • Mark O.
  • 03-28-18

Fantastic

One of the best YA stories I've read. Recommended for readers of all ages. The way everything ties together is impressive.

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  • SKOTCH
  • 11-07-17

Loved it!

Loved the book and performance.
I read this as a teenager around 15 years ago and it's just as good as I remember it.

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  • Emma Rose
  • 07-08-16

Perfect for 10 year old boys!

What did you like most about Holes?

From the 10 year old: The plot was great and I liked the character's names.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Holes?

From the 10 year old: (warning this is a spoiler!) Probably the scene when Stanley found Zero under the old boat!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

From the 10 year old: (another spolier!)The bit when the warden was asked by the Insurer about why she didn't release Stanley earlier.

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