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An emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in....
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With her trademark wit and easy charm, Barbara O’Connor spins a fantastic fable of friends, enemies, and superbly slimy bullfrogs. An amazing secret has tumbled off a freight train into Carter, Georgia, and Owen Jester is the only person who knows about it. If he can simply manage to evade his grandfather’s snappish housekeeper and keep his nosy neighbor, Viola, at bay, he just might be in for the summer of a lifetime.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This is a really fun and engaging story and is very well written.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester?
When the children get the
What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?
A grew up in the south, and the voices and speech were right on.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Spending a lot of time listening to the Sunshine State Books (2012-13) of which this is one. Those folks who picked the 15 books did an outstanding job as I have yet to hear one that wasn't worth the effort. And listening to these kid's books provides a healthy alternative to the mystery/thrillers that take up most of my listening time. It's worth the time to find out what Owen Jester's fantastic secret is.
12 of 16 people found this review helpful
It may be a book for young adults.
It may be teaching a couple of important things that must be learned to be a " good person"
There may be a fantastic young man who is reading.
YES I loved the story, and the reader.
It is full of fun, and couldn't hurt some adults in this day and age to learn what empathy and goodness is all about!
Jozy is a scrub. Olivia says that it was the worst story she ever heard and she wants everyone to know that she likes Disney jr. Shows.
Fantastic! I would recommend this book. Can't wait for book club to get other opinions.
I loooove loooove this book :) :) love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love unique great