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The Gifted, the Talented and Me

Narrated by: Ryan Watson
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Laugh-out-loud funny and instantly recognisable - not since The Inbetweeners has a coming of age story been so irreverent and relatable.  

Fifteen-year-old Sam isn't special. He's not a famous vlogger, he's never gone viral and he doesn't want to be the Next Big Thing. What he likes most is chatting to his friends and having a bit of a kick about.  

None of which was a problem until Dad got rich and Mum made the whole family move to London. Now Sam is being made to go to the North London Academy for the Gifted and Talented, where every student is too busy planning Hollywood domination or starting alt-metal psychedelica crossover bands or making clothes out of bathmats to give someone as normal as him the time of day. 

Can Sam navigate his way through the weirdness and find a way to be himself?  

A brilliant modern satire about fitting in, falling out and staying true to your own averageness.

©2019 William Sutcliffe (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Editor's Pick

Oh, the secondhand embarrassment!
"In today’s world, being extraordinary is lauded and encouraged; however, Sam just wants an ordinary life in his ordinary town with his ordinary friends. So when his parents suddenly announce they’re moving, not just to London but also up the social ladder, Sam isn’t the happiest kid on the block. Bolstered with absolutely hilarious and relatable characters—like his mother, the overnight self-proclaimed blogger or the cool teacher who’s actually not so cool—this listen will leave you cringing like I did when I realized that I knew people, including myself, who were just like some of the most embarrassing characters. Performed fantastically by Ryan Watson, The Gifted, the Talented, and Me is a blessing to anyone, even non-millennials, struggling to understand and find their role in our ever-increasing social media and fame-obsessed world." —Nicole R., Audible Editor

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  • R. Kay
  • Arizona, USA
  • 10-18-19

Just okay

The “Inbetweeners” likeness made me buy it but I was ultimately disappointed. It was pretty boring and inaccessible, meaning that the coming of age story seemed too much of a stretch and with no heart. I think I laughed once.

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  • Jay Wilson
  • 08-21-19

brilliantly read, funny story

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Narrated with zeal by Ryan Watson, this is a funny, brilliantly observed story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-19-19

funny and simply charming!!

loved and hooked on every word. performance was brilliant, reminds you to be fearless everyday . sweet and utterly charming.