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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,475 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gordon Korman Narrator: Billy Hammond Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781423311997
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Leo Caraway - president of the Young Republicans club, 4.0 GPA, future Harvard student - had his entire future perfectly planned out. That was, until the X factor. As in Marion X. McMurphy, aka King Maggot, the lead singer of Purge, the most popular, most destructive band punk rock has ever seen. As in Leo’s biological father. At first, Leo is horrified to find out his real father is punk rock’s most notorious bad boy. Not only is he not a punk rock fan, but he believes the X factor (the Maggot blood in his veins) is a dangerous time bomb just waiting to explode. And sure enough it does - when Leo stubbornly defends the unlikeliest of people, thereby getting himself falsely accused of cheating on a test. Because of the blemish on his record, the once-star pupil finds his scholarship to Harvard taken away. So he accepts a job as a roadie with Purge’s summer revival tour, all the while secretly hoping to convince King Maggot to pay his tuition. But life on the road is even crazier than Leo bargained for, and before the summer is over, he will finally discover the surprising truth about his dad, his friends, and most important, himself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 2/20/2014

    " This was a funny, well-written book. I enjoyed it. It is most certainly for older children though, middle school at a minimum, probably best for high school students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/15/2014

    " Oh, this book brought back memories. Good memeories. "

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

    " This book was great fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany Miller | 2/10/2014

    " This was a fun story, but I wouldn't necessarily call it realistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E | 1/28/2014

    " A surprise twist at the end that even predicting, jaded me didn't see coming. Plenty of humor and heart that more than made up for a ridiculous premise. The last page left me smiling. LOVED it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 1/26/2014

    " this was the greatest book i ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alarra | 1/25/2014

    " I just thought this was very cute. Leo is the most straightlaced teen ever, hellbent on getting to a good college, but when he gets booted from school AND finds out that his real father is the wildest punk rock star who ever lived, he finds himself on tour with his estranged father's band, trying to figure out a lifestyle and life he never ever wished for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 1/18/2014

    " I used to love Gordon Korman books - not sure if I'm now just too old for this, or if this one isn't as funny as some of his classics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody Shoger | 1/5/2014

    " I must say I was reluctant to pick this book up. Once I opened it, I had a hard time puttin git down. Leo is ready to head to Harvard when his world falls apart. He departs on a summer journey many only dream of and discovers along the way who is truly is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 805josh | 12/23/2013

    " A rocking book with a lot of twists and some very heart touching and just plain old fantastic and suspenseful moments "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/16/2013

    " Funny - but not his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 12/13/2013

    " Definitely not as good as his old ones, but better than a lot of his other new ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 6/28/2013

    " Good quick read, funny, predictable, and almost made me try to find a heavy metal cd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jinnie | 5/19/2013

    " I liked this book about a teen Young Republican who comes to terms with his biological father, a famous punk rocker from the '80s. Interesting story, interesting story twists. Compellingly written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis Hernandez | 4/7/2013

    " Leo was born to rock!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyia Ingersoll | 10/20/2012

    " the end of this book was HILARIOUS!!! loved it!!! second favorite book...right after 13 reasons why, by Jay Asher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MsDanaE | 6/21/2012

    " I ordered this book for my classroom library, and have watched it sit on the shelf. It's a fun story, obviously written by a guy from the punk generation, not of my students, but I can imagine a few of my students really liking it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Room 605 | 1/12/2012

    " Gordon Korman is one my favorite authors and I eagerly await each book he publishes. I enjoyed this one even though it was more young adult than some of his other titles. This is engaging and entertaining and boys especially will like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megek | 11/27/2011

    " it was predictable i guess, but not boring for the most part. i seriously couldn't put it down. i finished the book around 1:30 a.m. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Beaver | 11/12/2011

    " '07-'08 Texas Lone Star List "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/9/2011

    " I didn't want to read this book, but I had to for book club and I ended up really enjoying it. It's YA, so it's not deep and hard to understand. It was straightforward and fun and funny and at times, heartwarming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 3/30/2011

    " Loved this book. I've read it probably six or seven times. I'm not entirely sure why. It's just an easy, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/17/2011

    " Young Republican has punk rock dad. Goes on tour. Guess the ending here...Harvard? Punk Rock? Duh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Braden | 3/9/2011

    " in this book its about a senior who is planning to go to a great school. Get a great job and it was all planned out. Then he found out his dad was king maggot the lead singer of purge. It is a punk rock band and the son doesnt even like punk rock. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 3/7/2011

    " Very funny at times. Not crazy about the all too frequent, frantic,somewhat goofy, typical YA fiction ending. But overall, I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 1/7/2011

    " Some parts of the book were really really boring but. It got really interesting in the middle and then in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 1/3/2011

    " A fun book. Listened to the audio which was well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 12/16/2010

    " What a great coming-of age story.
    Leo discovers that his his long lost father, Marion X. McMurphy, is none other than King Maggot the Angriest man in Punk Rock...and adventure ensues as they get to know each other while on a cross-country punk rock tour.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luis | 12/7/2010

    " Leo was born to rock!! "

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About the Author
Author Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman is the bestselling author of numerous books for children and teens, including the #1 New York Times bestseller One False Note, a book from his popular 39 Clues series. He has written a number of other works, including I Want to Go Home, No Coins, Please, Don’t Care High, the Kidnapped series, and Son of Interflux. In 1999 the Disney Channel created The Jersey, a television series based on Korman’s Monday Night Football Club books. Originally from Canada, Korman now lives in Great Neck, New York, with his family.