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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Joshua Swanson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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As a punishment for lying, Kevin has lost his allowance. He doesn't lie now, but he's broke. He's got to find a way to make money. Lots of it, so he can impress Tina Zabinski, the World's Most Beautiful Girl, and ask her on a date. So Kevin gets creative - and his life becomes a financial comedy of errors. Does he really have what it takes to get filthy rich at age fourteen?

In Gary Paulsen's hilarious follow-up to Liar, Liar, Kevin's schemes lead him into situations that are sweet, some that are sticky, and some that are downright stinky.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/9/2014

    " Picked this up off a shelf at the library today, then read it this afternoon. Fun story of a 14 year old trying to get rich through a series of money making schemes. Cleverly written, but nothing to shout about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Riding | 12/16/2013

    " Great book for jr high students who want a fast-paced story that's funny and quick to read. Kevin comes up with some daring ways to make money and goes for it. Loved the incorporation of Kevin's research on getting rich. I definitely read this book like a wolf eats, laughing out loud all the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 12/15/2013

    " Great for late elementary and middle school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/12/2013

    " A good follow-up to Liar, Liar. Love Gary Paulsen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 11/21/2013

    " Kevin comes up with some pretty clever ways to make money, but then get shut down on all of them. The ideas actually seemed feasible in real life, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Piddington | 11/16/2013

    " I liked that Paulson followed a similiar structure to the companion novel Liar, Liar. Once again, first chapter makes great read aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 11/10/2013

    " Sequel to Liar, Liar. Paulsen pokes fun at his own Lawnboy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Schow | 10/23/2013

    " An 8th grader is quite the entrepreneur. This is a follow-up to Liar, Liar. A fun, quick read for boys. It deals with friendships, relationships in junior high school and family interactions. Easy and boys can relate to this kid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ambri Refer | 10/4/2013

    " The kid did some pretty bad things with little consequences. I feel he didn't learn his lesson at the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/27/2013

    " a continuation of the "Liar Liar" story...decent boy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Beck | 3/30/2013

    " fun fast read. good for kids who like money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 5/5/2012

    " Another funny entry in the Liar, Liar series. Not as good as Liar, Liar, but kids will eat this one up. These are quick, funny stories good for kids in grades 6 and 7. Especially appropriate for reluctant readers in that age group, because they're short and episodic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NancyJo Lambert | 4/24/2012

    " This is a funny and fun book by Gary Paulsen. I had read the ARC for Crush and liked it so much I decided to read this one. Now I am getting my hands on the first one, Liar Liar. I think these may be good to read aloud to 4th and 5th graders... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colette | 2/16/2012

    " Kids will like this book, but I wish I had taken the time to read Liar, Liar first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 10/25/2011

    " A little like "Lawnboy" which is mention in this book in a way that is totally cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cameron | 8/7/2011

    " Well i thought this book was good and Kevin is successful in life he is not afraid to take a risk so i gave it what it deserves because i you read it you would get it!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danica Midlil | 7/27/2011

    " huh. Better than the first, but eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Mccormick | 7/23/2011

    " Another Paulsen book that teaches the greediest that using others to make money is not wise, nor legal when it comes to poker games or dumpsters or golf carts. "

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About the Author
Author Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

Joshua Swanson is an actor and voice-over talent. He’s worked in major motion pictures and television and as a voice talent has worked in all facets of the business. An award-winning audiobook narrator with over sixty titles to his name, Swanson has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.