Extended Audio Sample

Download Bruiser Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Bruiser Audiobook, by Neal Shusterman
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Shusterman Narrator: Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels, Laura Hamilton Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781441896537
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 3 votes

Tennyson

Don’t get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted “Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty” by the entire school. He’s the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she’s going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it’s not going to end well.

Bronte

My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There’s a reason why Brewster can’t have friends—why he can’t care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can’t be explained. I know, because they’re happening to me.

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.

“At once dark and darkly humorous, intense and intensely satisfying, bruiser may very well be Neal Shusterman’s best novel yet. Put this one at the top of your ‘must read’ list.” —Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Crank

“The English language needs another noun: ‘a shusterman.’ It means a book that is guaranteed to grip you from beginning to end and leave you thinking about the characters for years, just like bruiser will. Buckle up and prepare for a great ride!” —Laurie Halse Anderson, National Book Award Finalist for Speak and Chains

Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_002920

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mackenzy Lackey | 2/16/2014

    " It was really good. I like how each chapter focused on each character of the story and their point of view of what's goin on. It gives you a clear understanding of what is happening & everybody's feelings of a certain situation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Carpenter | 2/14/2014

    " This is not your typical YA book. Probably a 3.5. The premise is a little bit sci fi, and the POV jumps between 3 main characters, which I liked because it gave me insight into each of them. One of the POV is written in prose, which was nice. I kept wondering how on earth Shusterman was going to end it, but everything worked out to my satisfaction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan Miracola | 1/28/2014

    " This was a great book! I never wanted to put it down :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheney | 1/23/2014

    " This is a story about pain and learning to deal with everyday life struggles and about a young man that has to endure it all. Very good, so good, I couldn't put it down. But nothing can top Unwind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angy | 1/11/2014

    " Neil Shusterman has come up with another book that will keep you on the edge as you try to see the ending. Not as good as Unwind, but right up there in the "Creepy" factor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/10/2014

    " Another interesting story by schusterman. I liked getting the story from 4 different perspectives. I liked also that it had no swearing so my 8th and 7th graders can read it and parents won't hate me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Anne | 1/7/2014

    " I started and ending this book quite far apart. Last time I put it down I was set to give it a 2, but after finishing I could see giving it a four. I'll stick with a three for now and give it more time to digest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantry | 1/5/2014

    " So Good! With a capital "G"! I say that this is, like, THE best book ever written. I love it soooo much!!!!! I recommend it to anyone who wants a REALLY good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/2/2014

    " 4.5 stars (if I could)! This book is real good! Neal has a way with hooking me through out all of his books and this one has no exceptions to it, either. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Rodrigues | 12/16/2013

    " Excellent book. I really liked the writing and the diverse characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savanah Saucedo(: | 12/8/2013

    " most definitely my favorite book I have ever read! but the ending is my favorite part!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natahlia | 11/20/2013

    " I loved this book! It was confusing at times, as I thought it was strictly realistic fiction. Nope, it's not, but it's still excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Konni | 11/6/2013

    " A haunting book. Very interesting premise. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Graham lindsey | 9/18/2013

    " teenager with an unusual ability to take away others' pain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 6/1/2013

    " This book we did as a class read, so I did not really take as long as it said to read. I think the concept of having a "gifted" teenage boy be the main character was perfect, the teens in this book defiantly came alive. You could tell their personalities, perceptiveness, and behaviors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 4/5/2013

    " This book was the bomb.com!:D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lennie Grace | 3/28/2013

    " just finished it. totally awsome. i hate Uncle Holt. he needed to die. >:) and i hate Ozzy. he needed punched in the nose. i hope his nose heals all gross and crooked and nasty looking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reetika | 2/5/2013

    " Loved this book! I couldn't put it down!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 10/9/2012

    " Great teen read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.F. Robertson | 6/24/2012

    " WOOOW! Review to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/23/2011

    " Multiple first-person narration makes this book interesting and would probably appeal to both guy and girl teens. Story is mostly realistic with a touch of fantasy that gets slowly revealed as you read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 8/23/2011

    " Eh... too many perspectives and simply written. Interesting concept, but it could have been taken a lot further. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookphile | 5/20/2011

    " I really think Shusterman is an amazing writer but, while I liked this book, it just didn't have the same spark for me as the Skinjacker trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/20/2011

    " I really did like this book. I relize that it only put four stars on it... that's because it wasn't just superb... it was a great book... I just didn't like the ending in the slightest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare D' Lune | 5/18/2011

    " Does Neal Shusterman's creativity EVER END?! This was just as amazing as his other books, if not more! It was beautifully written, and you really grow to love the characters. It was creative and original. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S.F. | 5/16/2011

    " WOOOW! Review to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 5/15/2011

    " Another winner by Shusterman!! Absolutely loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nam | 5/11/2011

    " I've just finished this book, and it was AWESOME! I think it was spectacurly great how Brewster developed. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paty | 5/11/2011

    " I started this last night and I cannot put it down.
    Excellent. Told from 4 different viewpoints - it just really stand out for me.
    A very surprising story that will definitely be remembered.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/10/2011

    " This has been my least favorite of all the Neal Shusterman books, but it was still a good read - very creative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 5/6/2011

    " Wonderful...If you read nothing else this year., read this one!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 5/5/2011

    " Another YA book at my "speed"--a great story of love and caring; pain and sorrow; and keeping ourselves balanced. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been honored with awards from the International Reading Association, the American Library Association, and readers in many states. His novels span many genres, from humor to suspense thrillers to science fiction. A graduate of UC Irvine, he lives in Southern California with his four children.

About the Narrators

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.

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.

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.

Laura Hamilton is an award-winning narrator of many outstanding books for children. She was named one of AudioFile’s Best Voices of 2010 in Children’s and Family Listening. When not recording the books she loves, she also records radio and televion spots. She lives with her family in Chicago.