Norman Tuttle on the Last Frontier

A Novel in Stories
Narrated by: Tom Bodett
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
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Norman Tuttle is, in a word, awkward. He falls off his father's fishing boat into icy Alaskan waters. He quietly sweats on gorgeous Laura Magruder at the school dance. He gets himself on the bad side of Leonard Kopinski, an overgrown eighth-grader who shaves.

As Norman contemplates a long and lonely adolescence on the Last Frontier, he's sure there's more to life than being the klutziest kid in Alaska. In 15 closely linked stories that follow Norman from age 13 to going-on 16, Tom Bodett combines rugged Alaskan adventure with a warm and funny story of a boy who may not be as lonely as he thinks.

©2004 Tom Bodett (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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Unabridged Norman Tuttle stories

The collected stories of varied characters and events are, apparently, abridged versions. I had listened to all the collected stories on Audible first before listening to this one and while this audio book focuses on one character, and the stories are longer with details missing from the variety story collections, I don't think the unabridged versions are much better than the abridged versions. Actually the abridged versions seemed to be tighter, the editing honed the stories to be better.

Still, this was enjoyable.

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Enjoyed it very much

This is one you can listen to with the older kids. We laughed out loud together! Wish he would write some more adventures with Norman.

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Tom Bodett is the best.

Please keep writing about the End of the Road bunch. And your story telling voice is perfect.

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always a good listen when Tom Bodett does a readin

loved it Tom Bobett does a reading I like the different voices he uses. it makes you feel like your right in the thick of it.

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not Tom's best work

I am a Tom Bodette fan. I like his work very much. However, this predictable work full of overworked ideas and phrases is a long way from his normal quality. It is not horrible or unlistenable, just a disappointment.

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