• The Smartest Kid in the Universe

  • The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1
  • By: Chris Grabenstein
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." (James Patterson)

What if you could learn everything just by eating jellybeans?! Meet the smartest kid in the universe and find out in this fun-packed new series from the best-selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein!

Twelve-year-old Jake's middle school is about to be shut down - unless Jake and his friends can figure out how to save it. When Jake spies a bowl of jellybeans at the hotel where his mom works, he eats them. But those weren't just jellybeans, one of the scientists at his mom's conference is developing the world's first ingestible information pills. And that's what Jake ate.

Before long, Jake is the smartest kid in the universe. But the pills haven't been tested yet. And when word gets out about this new genius, people want him. The government. The mega corporations. Not all of them are good people! Can Jake navigate the ins and outs of his newfound geniusdom (not to mention the ins and outs of middle school) and use his smarts to save his school? Bonus! Includes extra brainteasers to test your smarts!

©2020 Chris Grabenstein (P)2020 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

“Grabenstein is the author of the best-selling Mr. Lemoncello series, and this new volume, packed with wacky hijinks, will appeal to his legions of fans.” (Booklist, starred review)

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Why did it end so soon- I LOOOVED IT

I couldn’t pause it I was so intrigued- best book so far- until I find another!

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Kids loved it

great performance, great story! kids loved listening to Jake's progression and kept asking to listen to the story.

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I love the story it was amazing

I love that the book is so long and there’s more🙀 this is the best book series ever!

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  • 03-12-22

One of the best books I have ever read!

I loved this book because it is clear the amount of hard work and time was spent making this masterpiece of a book.So many random facts and trivia that fits perfectly with the plot and premise of the book. As a whole this book is amazing with the title fitting perfectly with the plot and the ending was so good, unmatched by almost every book I have read. 100 out of 10.