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The Schwa Was Here

Narrated by: Neal Shusterman
Series: Antsy Bonano, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook follows eigth-grader "Antsy" Bonano as he looks back on three accidental, but beneficial friendships with a few interesting characters, including the often ignored Calvin Schwa.
©2008 Neal Shusterman (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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Bad start but 5 chapters in its amazing

At first I thought I would not like it cause this is for a school project but halfway I loved it

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Fantastic character growth & detailed descriptions

Would you consider the audio edition of The Schwa Was Here to be better than the print version?

I think the print version of The Schwa was here would be equally enjoyable to the audio version. I did love that the author narrated his own book!

What did you like best about this story?

Probably what I enjoyed best about the book was how the main character, Antsy grows as a person.

What does Neal Shusterman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Shusterman's emphasis and accent were great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I wouldn't want to read this entire book in one sitting, but preferred to stop and think about the book. I like listening to audiobooks while I drive and clean up around the house, and this one was entertaining enough to make me look forward to a long drive and even to cleaning up the kitchen.

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  • 03-30-16

Fab

A fabulous story full of humour fun sadness and life. Shusterman's reading is exceptional and a privilege. Loved everything about this book.