Liar Liar

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 85 ratings

Liar, Liar Publisher's Summary

Kevin has a big talent. Some might call it compulsive lying. He calls it common sense.

Kev doesn’t mean to cause trouble by lying all the time; he’s just trying to make everything easier for everyone (and himself). And, of course, a few harmless, um, falsehoods are crucial to his plan to convince Tina that he’s the perfect boyfriend for her. In Gary Paulsen’s irresistible and chaotic comedy, Kevin’s lies spiral out of control until he’s faced with the need to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.

©2011 Gary Paulsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Liar, Liar

    • The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Kevin has a big talent. Some might call it compulsive lying. He calls it common sense. Kev doesn’t mean to cause trouble by lying all the time; he’s just trying to make everything easier for everyone (and himself). And, of course, a few harmless, um, falsehoods are crucial to his plan to convince Tina that he’s the perfect boyfriend for her. In Gary Paulsen’s irresistible and chaotic comedy, Kevin’s lies spiral out of control until he’s faced with the need to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mindless entertainment

    • By Melody on 01-21-15
    • The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 03-08-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Flat Broke

    • The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    As a punishment for lying, Kevin has lost his allowance. He doesn’t lie now, but he’s broke. He’s got to find a way to make money. Lots of it, so he can impress Tina Zabinski, the World’s Most Beautiful Girl, and ask her on a date. So Kevin gets creative - and his life becomes a financial comedy of errors. Does he really have what it takes to get filthy rich at age fourteen? In Gary Paulsen’s hilarious follow-up to Liar, Liar, Kevin’s schemes lead him into situations that are sweet, some that are sticky, and some that are downright stinky.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Stoty

    • By Anonymous User on 03-22-12
    • The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Release date: 07-12-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Crush

    • The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Every time Kevin Spencer sees Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful Girl in the World, he’s in danger of tripping, falling, and making a fool of himself. He can hardly say a word to her. But Kev knows he’d be the perfect boyfriend for Tina. He’s not bragging. Just pointing out the obvious. Kev decides to take a scientific approach to getting a date with Tina. After all, love is based on chemistry. When new kid Cash Devine zeroes in on Tina, Kevin hustles to find the formula that will make her forget all about Cash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Girls are Scary!

    • By QueenAmazon on 08-27-16
    • The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Joshua Swanson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 05-08-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 4

    • Vote

    • The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Politics
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Some people lead and some people get out of the way. It’s a universal rule. A cosmic inevitability. Kevin Spencer is one lucky guy. Tina Zabinski, the World’s Most Beautiful, Most Perfect, Best-Smelling Girl, is finally his girlfriend. But now that he’s got the girl, will he be able to keep her?E nter his mortal enemy, Cash Devine. Handsome, smooth-talking Cash is running for class president, and he seems to have his eye on Tina. Kev’s got to dazzle her, so he decides to exercise his great political mind and run against Cash. There’s just one little problem: Kevin has to win. Gary Paulsen continues his exploration of the quirky, inventive mind of fourteen-year-old Kevin in this hilarious companion to Liar, Liar; Flat Broke; and Crush.

    • The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Politics
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 05-14-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 5

    • Family Ties

    • The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Relatives
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Family fun takes center stage in three-time Newbery Honor winner Gary Paulsen’s hilarious novel for middle-school boys. Kevin Spencer is the glue that holds his family together. When his wacky relatives decide to have a double wedding in the backyard, Kevin takes charge. Planning two weddings is a great way to impress his girlfriend, Tina Zabinski, the Most Beautiful and Best-Smelling Girl in the World.

    • The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Relatives
    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 07-22-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $10.49