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Author: Eoin Colfer Narrator: Euan Morton Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Benny Shaw Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545047685
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Bestselling author Eoin Colfer delights in this hilarious and heartwarming story about the ever-incorrigible Benny Shaw.

Benny Shaw, a sports-obsessed, carefree kid is convinced that he can take on the world--until he spends the summer living with his grandfather and meets resident tomboy and all-around tough-girl Babe Meara.
Benny may be a wise guy, but Babe is at least three steps ahead of him, especially on her territory. When a money-making business venture arises, however, Babe just might consider Benny as her partner, and possibly a friend. But things become complicated, and dangerous, when the troublesome Furty Howlin starts clamoring for a slice of the action.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is hardly a page which will not have a reader laughing aloud.” 

    Irish Times

  • “Humor, sensitivity, and candor underscore this coming-of-age story that features incredibly well-drawn characters.”

    School Library Journal

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yunisa | 8/20/2013

    " Very draggy... slightly better at the end. Incomparable to Artemis Fowl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 7/12/2013

    " I remember being totally in love with this and reading it every two months during eighth and ninth grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 7/3/2013

    " This book is so adorable and cute. It was a really easy read, and it wasn't extremely GOOD, but it flowed really well and you felt like Colfer was totally in his element and comfortable with the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 9/28/2012

    " This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It takes a while to get used to the Irish language, but once you get into the groove, the jokes fly thick and fast. Now I need to find Benny and Omar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/26/2012

    " 4.5 stars. I laughed loudly so many times that my 14 yo son pressed me to finish so he could have a turn. But the thing about Colfer is, his books have excitement, character development, and even a little emotional stuff too. This had all of the above in spades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 3/13/2012

    " I can't even discribe how much i love this book it is a masterpiece "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 11/14/2011

    " Fun, but I had to quit since the playaway would not cooperate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 4/30/2011

    " This story is sooo great! I totaly judged it by it's cover to begin with, but I completely loved it when I started reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/14/2011

    " It's so Irish. From the grammar, mannerisms and such. LOVE it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Girlie | 9/27/2010

    " It wasn't as exciting as Artemis Fowl… it took me awhile to finish this book, midway though, i finally got into it and like it… "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 7/27/2010

    " Fun, but I had to quit since the playaway would not cooperate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/8/2010

    " 4.5 stars. I laughed loudly so many times that my 14 yo son pressed me to finish so he could have a turn. But the thing about Colfer is, his books have excitement, character development, and even a little emotional stuff too. This had all of the above in spades. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yunisa | 4/30/2010

    " Very draggy... slightly better at the end. Incomparable to Artemis Fowl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/30/2010

    " This book is so adorable and cute. It was a really easy read, and it wasn't extremely GOOD, but it flowed really well and you felt like Colfer was totally in his element and comfortable with the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 2/15/2010

    " I can't even discribe how much i love this book it is a masterpiece "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/17/2009

    " This story is sooo great! I totaly judged it by it's cover to begin with, but I completely loved it when I started reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/28/2009

    " It's so Irish. From the grammar, mannerisms and such. LOVE it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/12/2008

    " I remember being totally in love with this and reading it every two months during eighth and ninth grade. "

About the Author

Author Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series, among many other works. He was born in Wexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965 and first developed an interest in writing in elementary school, captivated by the Viking stories inspired by history that he was reading at the time. He has worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Italy, and his first book, Benny and Omar, published in 1998, was based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. In 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published to great success. His Artemis Fowl books have now sold over twelve million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Euan Morton is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. As an actor and singer, he is best known for his role as Boy George in the musical Taboo, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. He reprised the role on Broadway, earning him the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, as well as nominations for the ony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League awards. His other stage performances include Leaves of Glass, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Cyrano De Bergerac.