Regular price: $13.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Editorial Reviews

When your parents own and operate an "adults only" resort, you spend most of your time trying your best to stay out of sight. For Jake, that means exploring the remote island he calls home by himself, surfing the Internet alone, and attending school via a two-way radio. Adults Only, written and performed with an enchanting animation by Morris Gleitzman, follows Jake as he’s pushed to the brink of loneliness while marooned out on his parents’ resort. In a moment of desperation, he sends out a mass email hoping to attract some kids. What happens next, though, Jake could never imagine.

Publisher's Summary

Jake lives with his parents in a holiday hideaway hotel; the hotel's main attraction is that it is a "kid-free" zone. When a couple from a magazine arrive to do a feature on the hotel, Jake must keep out of the way to ensure they have a great kid-free time. But things don't go according to plan.
©2001 Creative Input Pty Ltd.; (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pyt Ltd by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)

Critic Reviews

"Morris Gleitzman's children's stories are among the most widely read and loved." (AudioFile)

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

King Caspian II Enjoyed This Book!

What did you love best about Adults Only?

I enjoyed the way the author kept us inside the thoughts of the POV character the whole time without any breaks in the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The teddy bear. He always had such interesting and amusing insights! :-)

Which scene was your favorite?

Jake meeting the other children. I won't spoil that by further details...listen for yourself!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Jake's final decision was handled with particular delicacy. I can see why this book has averaged so high with other reviewers.

Any additional comments?

A definite favorite...even the "magic" rules made sense in terms of the story. 5 stars well earned. One minor blue note, but sensible rather than gratuitous. PG-13.