Russell Middlebrook

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 328 ratings

Geography Club Publisher's Summary

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he's the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. Then his online gay chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school's baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students, too. There's his best friend Min, who reveals that she is bisexual, and her soccer-playing girlfriend Terese. Then there's Terese's politically active friend, Ike. But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves?

"We just choose a club that's so boring, that nobody in their right mind would ever in a million years join it. We could call it Geography Club!"

Brent Hartinger's debut novel, what became first of a series about Russel Middlebrook, is a fast-paced, funny, and trenchant portrait of contemporary teenagers who may not learn any actual geography in their latest club, but who learn plenty about the treacherous social terrain of high school and the even more dangerous landscape of the human heart. This is Book 1 in the Russel Middlebrook Series.

©2003 Brent Hartinger (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Geography Club

    • By: Brent Hartinger
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Russel Middlebrook is convinced he's the only gay kid at Goodkind High School. Then his online gay chat buddy turns out to be none other than Kevin, the popular but closeted star of the school's baseball team. Soon Russel meets other gay students, too. There's his best friend Min, who reveals that she is bisexual, and her soccer-playing girlfriend Terese. Then there's Terese's politically active friend, Ike. But how can kids this diverse get together without drawing attention to themselves?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration and timely topic

    • By mindnbody on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Order of the Poison Oak

    • The Russel Middlebrook Series, Book 2
    • By: Brent Hartinger
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Geography Club's Russel Middlebrook is back, and he and his friends are off to work as counselors at a summer camp. Brent Hartinger's third novel is the story of Indian legends, skinny-dipping in moonlit coves, and passionate summer romance. It's also the story of Russel's latest club, the Order of the Poison Oak, a secret society dedicated to helping its members see life's hidden beauty and accept its sometimes painful sting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unique sequel

    • By mindnbody on 03-01-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Double Feature

    • Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies (The Russel Middlebrook Series)
    • By: Brent Hartinger
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley, Vanessa Johansson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    It's a horror-movie extravaganza in this, the second sequel to Brent Hartinger's Geography Club. Two complete books in one recount the stories of best friends Russel and Min who sign up to be extras on the set of a zombie film and learn that there's nothing scarier than high school romance.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 4

    • The Elephant of Surprise

    • The Russel Middlebrook Series
    • By: Brent Hartinger
    • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    People aren't always what they seem to be. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves. So discovers seventeen-year-old Russel Middlebrook in The Elephant of Surprise, a stand-alone sequel to Brent Hartinger's landmark 2003 gay young adult novel Geography Club (which has now been adapted as a feature film co-starring Scott Bakula and Nikki Blonsky). In this latest audiobook, Russel and his friends Min and Gunnar are laughing about something they call the Elephant of Surprise - the tendency for life to never turn out as expected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!

    • By Dustin89 on 07-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95