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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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A poignant and witty tale of an unlikely friendship from the bestelling author of Artemis Fowl

For Benny Shaw, nothing could be worse than having to pick up and move to Africa. Nobody there plays his favorite sport, hurling, the Tunisian heat is grueling, and even his new school is weird with its lovey-dovey hippies for teachers. How will he ever adjust to such a strange place?

Then Benny meets Omar, an orphan whose "English" has come from watching TV, and his life skills from surviving on the streets. The two strike up a friendship and their madcap antics quickly become the bane of village life. But when real life intervenes, the boys must take on their biggest and most dangerous ch
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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.”

    Booklist

  • “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.”

    Kliatt

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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