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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eoin Colfer Narrator: Euan Morton Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Benny Shaw Series Release Date:
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Two very different cultures collide in this hilarious book about a young sports fanatic named Benny who is forced to leave his home in Ireland and move with his family to Tunisia. He wonders how he will survive in such an unfamiliar place. Then he teams up with wild and resourceful Omar, and a madcap friendship between the two boys leads to trouble, escapades, a unique way of communication, and ultimately, a heartbreaking challenge. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Irish author Colfer’s Artemis Fowl will find this contemporary novel a real change of pace…Readers will hope that the story’s sequel, Benny and Babe, will cross the Atlantic soon.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Benny and Omar is an interesting and eye-opening study in contrasts—how Europeans and Tunisians live side by side in the same country—and a sometimes hair-raising, comic adventure…For libraries that have Colfer’s Artemis Fowl, Benny and Omar is a natural addition that likely will spawn a sequel.”


  • “This is a funny, fast-paced read, despite the Irish slang, that provides a wonderful glimpse into some very non-American worlds.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Readers who like sports and fast-paced adventures will love the plot.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcia | 2/3/2014

    " Benny's family is moving from Ireland to Tunisia for his Da's work. A devoted hurler, Benny must adjust to these exotic surroundings. Enter Omar--an orphan who has learned English from watching TV. There is lots of humor, and excitement. The narrator was fantastic, and brought the two cultures to life. I'll be looking for more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Arianne Zahra | 2/1/2014

    " A must read book... I laughed, I cried, I marveled at Eoin Colfer's choice of words! Putting up with Benny's hilarious adventure in a Muslim country is life-changing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Katie | 1/29/2014

    " read in primary school, remember it being good, recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 1/26/2014

    " Surprisingly, this book captured my interest from the beginning. As two cultures collide, the characters gain a life-education that could be gained no other way. "

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