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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (751 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Francis Narrator: Brian Francis Publisher: ECW Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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What do you get when you cross the Virgin Mary with Brooke Shields, add a trash-talking beauty queen wannabe and throw in a couple of talking nipples? One of the most laugh-out-loud books you'll read all year.

Peter Paddington is 13, overweight, the subject of his classmates' ridicule, and the victim of too many bad movie-of-the-week storylines. When Peter's nipples begin speaking to him one day and inform him of their diabolical plan to expose his secret desires to the world, Peter finds himself cornered in a world that seems to have no tolerance for difference.

Peter's only solace is The Bedtime Movies - perfect-world fantasies that lull him to sleep every night. But when the lines between Peter's fantasy world and his reality begin to blur, no one is safe from the depths of Peter's imagination - especially Peter. himself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinne Lundstrum | 2/13/2014

    " Really funny book. Hard to read at some points b/c you can feel the embarrassement he was subjected too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/9/2014

    " In some ways, I think it's a more 'adult' (I want to say crass, but that seems too strong an adjective) version of Perks of Being a Wallflower. Peter's search for his identity and/or where he belongs is a lot more painful than Charlie's (Perks) though...a LOT more painful. But who can't relate to that, in one way or another? I envy those of you that had the perfect middle school experience! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Arreola | 2/7/2014

    " I absolutely loved this novel. It was funny & poignant. I loved Peter Paddington. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daria | 1/31/2014

    " He does an amazing job of a projecting the curious inner dialogue, stream of consiousness of this odd, confused character (Peter Paddington). The ending is a little to pat and, in the end, there seems to be little on the line and little change in Peter's life, but, maybe that is the whole point. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin Furness-wilkins | 1/27/2014

    " I just didn't get it. I kept yelling "Get to the point!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/17/2014

    " Reading break -- and taking a break from reading Women's Studies books. A coworker raved about this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Mawson | 1/14/2014

    " Sarnia boy.. cute story.. loosely based on his family who I know... makes the story more interesting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/30/2013

    " Surprisingly very good. Funny and a great look back on life growing up in small town Ontario in the 80s/early 90s :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 12/21/2013

    " An easy read that really makes you feel like you're looking through life in Sarnia, Ontario with Peter's eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Young | 12/13/2013

    " Hilarious coming of age story featuring a boy and his talking nipples. What more do you need to know? I read the version which was Americanized, which was slightly annoying, but interesting to see the process in action. Great for the author that the American rights fairy came knocking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Pulk | 9/13/2013

    " This is a very funny and off balance story of a young boy, coming of age, outside of then "norm." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 8/23/2013

    " Not sure if it is my mood or what, but this book is not what I expected. I think I am going to have to set this one aside for now, and maybe indefinitely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Bechthold | 4/18/2013

    " This is a very quirky book that i am embarrassed to say that i love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lin Da | 12/6/2012

    " Fun read. Sweet. Bit disappointed in second part of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon Frank | 11/24/2012

    " Read for ELIT101- Very good book. Brian Francis has really captured what it is like to be a young adult who is struggling with puberty and a developing sexuality. My professor chose this book for grade 6. Totally not appropriate for grade 6. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 10/31/2012

    " This was a great memoir/historical fiction book chronicaling the growing pains of a young gay male, struggling to be "normal." This book was touching, sad, sweet, and sometimes hysterically funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 morgan | 10/27/2012

    " a quick easy read, but not entirely satisfying. the book hints at a better story, but doesn't really get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Macdonald | 5/3/2012

    " I enjoyed this. Poor Peter - so clueless about so much! Funny that it has a different title here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishka | 2/20/2012

    " I laughed out loud so many times. Lots of growing up in the 80/90s in Ontario references--made me smile "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 9/27/2011

    " Had read this book before, but read it on the plane and loved it. I love the voice, the Sarnia setting and the unique story. This is a Canada Reads selection for 2009. I don't think it will win as it is rather different, but I'm glad that it is getting more attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecile | 5/22/2011

    " All I remember about this book is that he covered his chest with duck tape to hide his growing nipples. Haha, it was a funny read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryn | 5/12/2011

    " Hilarious but touching book about a teenage boy who is struggling with being different. A wonderful quick read! "

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

    " Hilarious coming of age story featuring a boy and his talking nipples. What more do you need to know? I read the version which was Americanized, which was slightly annoying, but interesting to see the process in action. Great for the author that the American rights fairy came knocking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/19/2010

    " Hilarious and sometimes sad...cannot wait for author's next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon | 9/20/2010

    " Read for ELIT101- Very good book. Brian Francis has really captured what it is like to be a young adult who is struggling with puberty and a developing sexuality. My professor chose this book for grade 6. Totally not appropriate for grade 6. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin | 5/17/2010

    " Odd, funny dark in a good way. Genius premise and genius author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mishka | 3/26/2010

    " I laughed out loud so many times. Lots of growing up in the 80/90s in Ontario references--made me smile "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kailin | 3/3/2010

    " i wish the nipples actually had more of a "voice" in this book.
    great premise, but a bit half baked - but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/2/2010

    " This is a very funny and off balance story of a young boy, coming of age, outside of then "norm." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cecile | 1/16/2010

    " All I remember about this book is that he covered his chest with duck tape to hide his growing nipples. Haha, it was a funny read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Derek | 10/22/2009

    " I'm a bad reader! I tried to read this book, I really did! I got about 80 pages into it before I decided that I just couldn't! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/11/2009

    " This is a very quirky book that i am embarrassed to say that i love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/7/2009

    " Goodreads has just shown me that the American version of this book is called "The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington"--dumb name, but it does illuminate the connection between this very funny book and its obvious antecedent, *The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, age 13 3/4*! "

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