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Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean. But Kyle's vacation becomes a nightmare when he's babysitting his sister BeeBee and an earthquake hits. Can Kyle and BeeBee outwit and outrun nature's fury to save themselves from tsunami terror?
©2003 Peg Kehret (P)2009 Audiobookshelf

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Wrong Narrator

This was, for the most part a nice little kid's story; though much of the middle portion of the narrative was pretty tedious. However the middle aged male narrating this tale from the perspective of a thirteen year old just didn't work. Indeed it was just so jarring, that at times it completely distracted from the story. I know that it's probably impossible to find a thirteen year old male capable of reading an audiobook but I find it hard to believe that a better reader couldn't have been located.

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An excellent ride

This was a good book. Alex (10) and Molly (7) really enjoyed the plot and made the long road trip go faster.

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This is was a interesting audio book I ever read <br />

I love it audible is the best site ever it is better than reading it.

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  • Tim
  • Queensland, Australia
  • 09-28-12

Very good short story

Enjoyed listening to this, it is only a short story lasting just over 2 hours but great for listening too in the car

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Reader too old to narrate this story!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend the book, but not this particular audiobook. It was very disconcerting to hear a grown man read the voice of the 13 year old narrator. It's a great story, though. Perfect for readers ages 9-12.

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  • sharon
  • SOUTHBURY, CT, United States
  • 03-06-12

This was a great read!

Would you listen to Escaping the Giant Wave again? Why?

I wouldn't rent this particular book again, since it was for my daughter to read for her book club. She really enjoyed the experience and loved being able to relax and lay on her couch, while listening. Great time, great book.