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    • The Dented Head of Joey Pigza

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,098

    From author Jack Gantos comes a brand-new story in the award-winning Joey Pigza series, exclusively on Audible. Joey Pigza wants to be a winner - at everything! And yet, it seems he cannot win. But why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming in an unconventional way - I loved it!

    • By Traci on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it -- especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have. And whether he's wreaking havoc on a class trip or swallowing his house key, Joey's problems are getting worse. In fact, his behavior is so off the wall that his teachers are threatening to send him to the special-ed center downtown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joey Pigza gets a review

    • By Stig on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $22.60

    • What Would Joey Do?

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    Are they flirting or fighting? This is Joey Pigza's question when the fireworks suddenly start to explode between his long-separated mom and dad, whom he's never really had a chance to see together. The more out of control his parents get, the less in control Joey feels and the more he wants to help make things better. But Joey's ailing, tell-it-like-it-is grandmother wants her grandson to see it like it is with his unpredictable parents.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Joey Pigza Loses Control

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 48

    Everything seems to be coming together for Joey Pigza. His new meds are making his ADD more manageable, and he finally feel in control. But will he renewed relationship with his recovering-alcoholic father make him lose it all?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • By Karin Marlowe on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Dead End in Norvelt

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore - typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • credit worthy

    • By colleen on 03-21-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • I Am Not Joey Pigza

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Just when Joey Pigza's wired world finally seems to be under control, his good-for-nothing dad pops back into his life. This time, though, Carter Pigza is a new man - literally. After a lucky lotto win, he has a crazy new outlook on life, and he's even changed his name to Charles Heinz. He thinks Joey and his mom should become new people, too. Soon Joey finds himself bombarded with changes, including a new name, a new home, and a new family business: running the beat-up Beehive Diner.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hole in My Life

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    This prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great memoir from a great kids/YA author

    • By Matt on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey just as he starts to get his feet on the ground.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Guys Read: Funny Business

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pertty good<br />

    • By Laura Kalmes on 09-26-17

    Regular price: $22.81

    • From Norvelt to Nowhere

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining down on young Jack Gantos and his utopian town of Norvelt in western Pennsylvania. After an explosion, a new crime by an old murderer, and the sad passing of the town’s founder, 12-year-old Jack will soon find himself launched on a mission that takes him hundreds of miles away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it. <br />

    • By Bald Bass Man on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Trouble in Me

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This fiery autobiographical novel captures a pivotal week or two in the life of 14-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would find himself locked up in a federal penitentiary for the crimes portrayed in the memoir Hole in My Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good testimony for middle school

    • By W Braune on 10-03-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Writing Radar

    • Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories
    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    With the signature wit and humor that has garnered him legions of fans, Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to find story ideas in their own lives. Incorporating his own misadventures as a developing writer, Gantos inspires listeners to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create and revise their stories. More than just a how-to guide, Writing Radar is a celebration of the power of storytelling and an ode to the characters who - many unwittingly - inspired Gantos' own writing career.

    • Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories
    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $16.79

    • 'Rotten Ralph Helps Out' and 'Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph'

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Jack Gantos
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When Ralph tries to help Sarah with her class project on ancient Egypt, he wreaks havoc first at the library and then continues his "assistance" at home. As usual, Ralph overcomes his rotten-ness and ultimately rescues Sarah's project by dressing up as the Sphinx.

    Regular price: $9.98

    • The Bloody Souvenir

    • A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: an hilarious story.

    Regular price: $2.27

    • The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

    • A Progressive Story Game
    • By: The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, M. T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, and others
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    It all starts with a train rushing through the night…. Well, actually, it starts when Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes a cliff-hanger episode and passes it on to the next member of a cast of celebrated writers, who continues the story and pass it on. And what happens between episodes one and 27? Think werewolves and mad scientists, a talking pig, plenty of explosions, a blue Star Wars lunchbox, two meatballs, a whole army of villains and varmints, and more!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun for Both Kids and Adults

    • By capricious on 09-07-11

    Regular price: $17.99

    • The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

    • By: Jack Gantos
    • Narrated by: Lisa Datz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    On an unseasonably warm Easter Sunday, a young girl named Ivy discovers a chilling secret in the basement of the Rumbaugh pharmacy across the street from the hotel where she lives with her mother. The discovery reveals a disturbing side to the eccentric lives of family friends Abner and Adolph Rumbaugh, known throughout their small western Pennsylvania town simply as the Twins.

    Regular price: $21.27