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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Rae Perkins Narrator: Chris Sorensen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9780061991523
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Train.

Car.

Plane.

Boat.

Feet.

He'll get there.

Won't he?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rich, eventful, and extremely entertaining summer road trip.” 

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “Wherever Perkins’s warm, funny, wise narrative goes is where a reader wants to be.” 

    Horn Book (starred review) 

  • “[Perkins’s] observations and turns of phrase are as unexpected and delightful as the travels she weaves together.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Relentlessly entertaining…an absolute delight.” 

    Booklist (starred review) 

  • “A long, immensely enjoyable, curiously comforting ramble through an absurd-but-benign world.” 

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A YALSA Alex Award Winner for Best Fiction for Young Adults

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linnae | 2/13/2014

    " Perkins makes the improbable seem totally reasonable, as Ry gets lost--sort of: he knows where he is, he just doesn't know where anyone else in his family is...or how to get back home again--and found, by a kind stranger. Together they go on a road trip to take Ry home, which turns into a road/plane/boat trip to find his parents, which could either end up just perfectly, or very very badly. Depending on timing, tides, and other finicky points. Good times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camille | 1/24/2014

    " this book had realistic characters and a great plot line, but it just didn't come to life for me. the narating was pretty lax and didn't describe much to me. i guess i just didn't like lynne rae perkins' style and i wish i could have enjoyed the book more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 1/22/2014

    " I just couldn't get into it, and I don't know why. Not the right time, maybe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 1/11/2014

    " I remembered LOVING Criss Cross but not hearing much about this one before I started it. I listened to this, and it took awhile to figure out where the different parts of the story were going, but once I did I ended up liking it. I laughed out loud a lot, loved the characters and enjoyed where it took me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann | 1/7/2014

    " didn't love it...too disjointed didn't really connect with the characters or the action "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Bartels | 12/22/2013

    " Loved this one! It reminded me a bit of I'll Be There in that this weird series of coincidences brings all these peoples' lives together in a fun adventure that is funny, sincere, a bit sentimental, but well worth the journey that Ry takes us on. I've already got a few students in mind for this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/16/2013

    " This is a nice book that is very easy to read. The main character runs into all sorts of problems but interestingly nice things happen because if his misfortunes. I would call this a 'coming-of-age' book and would suggest most 7th grade students & older read this great realistic story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hirsch | 11/10/2013

    " 14+ not plot orientated. Sad/Funny comical as well. Far fetched. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 10/19/2013

    " Perkins is a great writer, but the story wasn't the best. There were lines that I wanted to copy, highlight, save...but it was hard to push through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warren | 7/8/2013

    " Imagine if something could go wrong and then everything does go wrong. An adventure that is extreme and humorous. A fun book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin Rains | 12/19/2012

    " This book was difficult to finish because I found it very boring and slow moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Ceresnak | 8/20/2012

    " decent story, though kinda slow going...maybe i just wasnt in the right mood for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bek | 6/30/2012

    " The ending was the best. In the middle i was confused because it skipped 33 pages.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Slater | 6/11/2012

    " Like the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles for a kid. Ry is stranded in the middle of nowhere, his parents are stranded in the middle of the Caribbean without a cell phone, the dogs have taken off, and Grandpa Lloyd has just suffered a head injury. How will everyone get back home? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 3/7/2012

    " There was a level of suspension of disbelief required here that I just wasn't wholly up to. Also I'm not sure enough was explained about the story lines that were, to me, the most interesting in the end. Not a bad book but not terribly compelling either. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jillian | 10/14/2011

    " It's a novel written like a children's book. The writing just doesn't have emotion and the plot isn't all that riveting either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 8/29/2011

    " A hilarious look into the mind of a teenage boy who finds himself in dire straits, over and over. And then over again. It is definitely over the top. An excellent example of how to drive your characters up a tree, then throw rocks at him, set the tree on fire, and take a backhoe to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica Edinger | 7/9/2011

    " My New York Times review. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 4/1/2011

    " A great writing style and use of language, interesting, likeable characters, laugh out loud humor, plus clever illustrations make this book a winner in my view. Sure, it's far fetched but who cares? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 3/25/2011

    " It was very entertaining. Full of surprises! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 3/17/2011

    " Fun! Far-fetched, but laugh-out-loud funny. A story of whatever could go wrong will. Did I mention this was fun? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jnt96 | 2/24/2011

    " A book that will leave you wondering how and why ? When and still why ? "How will he get there, how can he do that, where is he going ?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Redlion | 2/18/2011

    " I loved the character Del. It's a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 2/3/2011

    " I really liked this novel. It's about this kid who is on his way to camp and accidentally gets left by the train he's on. From there the story develops into a madcap dash to find his way out of the middle of nowhere. I really loved the emphasis placed on how life can be an adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Anne | 1/26/2011

    " Delightful story with multiple laugh-out-loud moments!!! Everyone should read this book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/23/2011

    " From what I read, this book was really good. Unfortunately I just don't have time to finish it. Maybe I will pick it up again someday when I have lots of free time. (Yeah, that's funny) "

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About the Author
Author Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for her young adult novel Criss Cross. She is also the author of All Alone in the Universe, the award-winning companion to Criss Cross. An artist as well as a writer, Perkins has published several acclaimed picture books, including The Broken CatSnow MusicPictures from Our Vacation, and The Cardboard Piano. She lives with her family in northern Michigan.

About the Narrator

Chris Sorensen is the AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of Brian Lies’ Bats at the Beach, Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin, and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Sent. Other narrations include Patricia Wood’s Lottery and Jodi Picoult’s Songs of the Humpback Whale, among many others.