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More teetering tales and quirky characters from the 30th floor of towering Wayside School. The craziness continues.
©2004 Louis Sachar; (P)2008 Listening Library

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It was nice

It was very Good.
I liked It
I did not like the falling out of a building part.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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great bedtime story

such a wacky book that is sure to make anyone turn their frown upside down!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great book

My son and daughter listened to this book when we went on a road trip to the Grand Canyon! I even listened a little. It was a funny and entertaining story. I recommend this book for kids ages 8 - 12

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Darrin
  • SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States
  • 06-30-11

Great listen with the kids!

Hilarious book that the whole family enjoyed. (Kids 8 and 10.) Kids had both already read the book, but loved listening to the stories anyway. Mom and I laughed so hard!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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My kids love this book!

A very funny book read extremely well by the author. My 7 & 10 yr olds love it. Great for the car - the chapters are like little stories in themselves.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Keeps the kids entertained!

Great for my fourth and second grader and entertaining for adults. I remember when this book came out and it's still as funny some 30yrs later. Makes for the beautiful sound of silent children on a road trip! Silence is BLISS!

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Great book!

Read it with my son and we laughter so hard, I encourage you to read this series

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Don't listen on long car trips

Would you try another book from the author and/or Louis Sachar?

Who is reading it?? The picture says Read by Lidnel Wilson, the product page says Narrated by Louis Sachar.This is the most uninspired, monotonous, boring, put-you-to-sleep reading I have heard to date. I cannot even follow the story, my brain goes numb. <br/><br/>I listen 20 min at a time while I am driving my 8 year old son to school and back, and I can't wait for this book to be over. On a long trip I would surely fall asleep to this reader's "performance".<br/><br/>My son asked for this book because his teacher read a Wayside School story during a class, and he said it was fun. After listening to this horrible performance, even he agrees that it is super boring. He said that his teacher read it with expression, and this man is reading like he is in a coma.<br/><br/>There are a couple of humorous parts that I was able to concentrate on, e.g. the teacher during a music class was asking a student to speak louder, but kids playing instruments thought that "louder" is addressed to them, so they play louder, so the teacher is asking the student to speak louder, and so on in circles. However, the humor was completely drained by the monotonous performance.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

If I get to ending before I die from boredom, I am buying myself a steak dinner at Morton's as a reward.

What didn’t you like about Louis Sachar’s performance?

Louis Sachar should never ever ever perform anything ever again.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Most of my brain cells were bored to death by the monotonous reader.

Any additional comments?

Can I have my money back, please?

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Sachar: Great writer, lousy performer

Would you consider the audio edition of Wayside School is Falling Down to be better than the print version?

Absolutely not.

Would you be willing to try another one of Louis Sachar’s performances?

Never

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book makes me laugh out loud. The audiobook loses all of the endearing appeal.

Any additional comments?

I normally love books read by the author, but this is just so bad. It's almost as if Sachar doesn't understand what is so funny about his hilarious writing. I have loved the book since childhood, and I thought it would be fun to listen to it again. He is not a performer. He cannot act. He cannot do voices. It's about as fun as listening to the iTunes Terms and Agreements. Boring.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful