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  • Peter and the Starcatchers: The Starcatchers, Book 1 | Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson

    Peter and the Starcatchers: The Starcatchers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2464)
    Performance
    (1939)
    Story
    (1930)

    In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil.

    Megan Henderson says: "To be A Kid Again"
  • Peter and the Shadow Thieves: The Starcatchers, Book 2 | Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson

    Peter and the Shadow Thieves: The Starcatchers, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1175)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (897)

    Peter leaves the relative safety of Mollusk Island - along with his trusted companion, Tinker Bell - for the cold, damp, dangerous streets of London. On a difficult journey across the sea, he and Tink discover the dark and deadly slithering part-man/part-creature Lord Ombra, who is intent on recovering the missing starstuff.

    Snoodely says: "Better than J. M. Barrie's original!"
  • Peter and the Secret of Rundoon: The Starcatchers, Book 3 | Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson

    Peter and the Secret of Rundoon: The Starcatchers, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (856)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (657)

    Peter and Molly find themselves in the dangerous land of Rundoon, ruled by the evil King Zarboff, who takes great delight in watching his pet snake, Kundalini, consume anyone who displeases him.

    SciFiSurfer says: "My Kids Loved the the Starcatchers Series!"
  • The Worst Class Trip Ever | Dave Barry

    The Worst Class Trip Ever

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1089)
    Performance
    (983)
    Story
    (975)

    In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble - not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them - but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital.

    christy says: "Listened to this with my 5th grade son!! Fabulous!"
  • Peter and the Sword of Mercy: The Starcatchers, Book 4 | Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson

    Peter and the Sword of Mercy: The Starcatchers, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (523)
    Story
    (523)

    The year is 1902 - it's been 23 years since Peter and the Lost Boys returned from Rundoon. Since then, nobody on the island has grown a day older, and the Lost Boys continue their friendship with the Mollusk tribe and their rivalry with Captain Hook. Meanwhile, in London, Molly has married George Darling and is raising three children: Wendy, Michael, and John. One night, a visitor appears at her door; it's James, one of Peter's original Lost Boys.

    A-McD says: "Amazing"
  • Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland | Dave Barry

    Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (87)

    We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, "What the hell is wrong with Florida?" Somehow, the state's acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why.

    Leslie Watts says: "A timely book about a Swing State - Election 2000?"
  • The Worst Night Ever: Class Trip, Book 2 | Dave Barry

    The Worst Night Ever: Class Trip, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (138)

    Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School - home of the Fighting Conchs - and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school.

    ebley says: "Good family road trip book"
  • Insane City | Dave Barry

    Insane City

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dave Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (251)

    Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse had already sprung an airport prank on him, and he'd survived it, and if that was the worst of it, everything should be okay. Smooth sailing from now on. Seth has absolutely no idea what he's about to get into.

    Sylvia says: "It is Barry - it is Florida - it is INSANE!"
  • Big Trouble | Dave Barry

    Big Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (472)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (377)

    A chain of events that will change the lives of each and every character will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph.

    Helen Rangel says: "Big Trouble"
  • Escape from the Carnivale: A Never Land Adventure | Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson

    Escape from the Carnivale: A Never Land Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (81)

    Little Scallop should be happy. She's a princess of the Mollusk tribe, rulers of beautiful Mollusk Island. And she has two fun friends - Aqua and Surf - who just happen to be mermaids.

    Nothing really matters says: "Yet another great Star Catcher book!"
  • I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood | Dave Barry

    I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dave Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (135)

    Some people may wonder what this subject has to do with Dave Barry, since Dave's struggled hard against growing up his entire life-but the result is one of the funniest, warmest, most pitch-perfect books ever on that mystifying territory we call "adulthood".

    Karen says: "Hilarious"
  • Dave Barry's Money Secrets: Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar? | Dave Barry

    Dave Barry's Money Secrets: Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar?

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Did you ever wish that you really understood money? Well, Dave Barry wishes that he did, too. But that hasn't stopped him from writing a book about how to understand money. In it, Dave explores (as only he can) such topics as: How the U.S. economy works, including the often-overlooked role of Adam Sandler, Why it is not a good idea to use squirrels for money, Strategies that will give you the confidence you need to try for a good job, even though you are, let's be honest, a no-talent loser.

    Eowyn says: "Amazingly funny!!"
  • Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism from Dave Barry | Dave Barry

    Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism from Dave Barry

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    In Boogers Are My Beat, Dave gives us the real scoop on: The scientific search for the world's funniest joke; RV camping in the Wal-Mart parking lot; outwitting "smart" kitchen appliances and service contracts; elections in Florida ("You can't spell Florida without 'duh'"); the Olympics, where people from all over the world come together to accuse each other of cheating; and much, much more.

    green ice cream garden says: "Timing affects reading"
  • Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus | Dave Barry

    Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Shadoe Stevens
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (29)

    Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus is a hysterical compilation of the outrageous columnist's best pieces. Read all about Dave's unfortunate Wheel of Fortune appearance, his "non-lunch" with Hillary Rodham Clinton, and much more from a guy who knows where he's coming from.

    brain cloud says: "Find your laughing place"
  • Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons from Dave Barry | Dave Barry

    Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons from Dave Barry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dave Barry
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (127)

    An uproariously funny examination of what one generation can teach to another - or not - from the Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times - best-selling author of You Can Date Boys When You're Forty and Insane City. During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has gained much wisdom* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed), and he is eager to pass it on - to the next generation, the generation after that, and those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience.

    green ice cream garden says: "Happiness (at least temporary) found without beer"
  • Lunatics: A Novel | Dave Barry,Alan Zweibel

    Lunatics: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel
    • Narrated By Dave Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (161)

    Philip Horkman is a happy man - the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.

  • Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys | Dave Barry

    Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By John Ritter
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    The American guy is not to be confused with a husband, father, hunk, or intellectual, says guy expert Dave Barry. Published just in time (the American guy faces extinction due to feminism, the men's movement, and stricter sanitation laws), this guide gives women helpful advice for understanding Him (or It) and offers men useful tips on remembering the names of their children and other dilemmas of life.

    Alan Rither says: "I laughed all the way through"
  • The Bridge to Never Land | Dave Barry,Ridley Pearson

    The Bridge to Never Land

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (153)

    Aidan and Sarah Cooper have no idea what they’re getting into one afternoon when they discover a mysterious coded document in a secret compartment of an antique English desk their father recently bought at an auction. Something about the document seems familiar to Sarah, and that night she realizes what it is: the document seems to be referring to some books she has read - the Starcatchers series, about the origin of Peter Pan. But how could that be? The document seems far older than the books. And of course, the books are just stories....

    Nothing really matters says: "From wood and brass to plastic"
  • Tricky Business | Dave Barry

    Tricky Business

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (234)

    The Extravaganza of the Seas is a 5,000 ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money.

    Customer Lin says: "another one of Dave Barry's fantastic tales."
  • Selected Shorts: Funny Business | Simon Rich,David Schickler,Joe Meno,Ian Frazier,R.T. Smith,James Thurber,Dorothy Parker,Dave Eggers,Kevin Barry

    Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated By Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    D. Littman says: "Some very entertaining, some not"
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