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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Schmatz Narrator: Luke Daniels, Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781455822225
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Thirteen-year-old Travis has a secret: he can't read. But a shrewd teacher and a sassy girl are about to change everything in this witty and deeply moving novel.

Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he's missing his old hound, Rosco. Now there's just the cramped place he shares with his well-meaning but alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of passing when he's called on to read out loud. But that's before Travis meets Mr. McQueen, who doesn't take "pass" for an answer—a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world. And it's before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own. With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters—and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 11/8/2011

    " It took a few chapters to get drawn into this story, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Great characters, great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 9/17/2011

    " Good Reads frist reads book. Thank you! Very quick, easy read. Follows the life of a young boy who has just moved against his will. The timeframe the book was set in was difficult to depict. Other than that it was a nice story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 7/22/2011

    " Likeable characters. Great story. Set in fictional Wisconsin town. "

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About the Author
Author Pat SchmatzPat Schmatz is the author of Bluefish, which garnered three starred reviews. In one, School Library Journal said the book has “all the hallmarks of a classic” and is “packed with memorable and believable characters and powered by the prospect of redemption.” About Lizard Radio, the author says, “I keep a notepad with sketches and ideas and one day, a lonely lizard wearing headphones came out of my pencil. The young lizard was desperate to pick up a signal and from that moment on, so was I. When I tuned in, I found this story.” Pat Schmatz lives in Wisconsin.
About the Narrators

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.