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Download How Angel Peterson Got His Name: And Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (669 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Gary Paulsen's slapstick tales capture the wonderful madness of growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota, when high spirits, showing off for girls, and general idiocy led Gary and his pals to attempt some amazing stunts, including:

  • Shooting a waterfall in a barrel
  • Breaking the world speed record on skis
  • Hang gliding with an army surplus target kite
  • Inventing the skateboard
  • Jumping a bike through a hoop of fire
  • Wrestling - with a bear?

Wacky, daring, just plain nuts - extreme sports lead to extreme fun in new stories from Gary's boyhood.

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

    " Angel Peterson, Gary Paulsen, and their friends tried a number of daredevil stunts in their thirteenth year, and they are chronicled in hilarious detail in this book. Have you ever wondered what could happen if you tried to ski while tied to the bumper of a car? What about shooting a waterfall in a barrel, or wrestling a bear? Gary Paulsen's stories of his youth describe a time when the Army/Navy store had target kites that could be used for hang gliding and circuses had tents where you could pay a quarter to wrestle a trained bear. This is an excellent book for young readers looking for an approachable, funny book. Recommended for ages 9 to 13. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 2/19/2014

    " pretty funny, but needed to be written a little better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peep (Pop! Pop!) | 2/11/2014

    " Very fun book, I think younger boys would enjoy this. Though I don't think the parents would like them getting any ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/8/2014

    " Memoir documenting Gary Paulsens's childhood and the escapades of him and his friends. Angel broke the speed record on skis by being towed behind a car. Wrestling a bear to impress girls. Flying a giant kite and inventing hang gliding. The list is entertaining and long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Fuller | 12/30/2013

    " Some of the stories of typical boyhood were intriguing but so much time was spent describing the set up to the action, I found myself bored! Easy boy read though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie Hinkle | 12/20/2013

    " I love the stories in this book. It reminds me of the movie like Stand By Me and the crazy things boys will do to get attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Russ Bruxvoort | 12/16/2013

    " Laugh-out loud funny! This is a very quick read about the goofy stunts of the author's childhood friends--some of which I will probably remember for a very long time. My wife and I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli Venier | 11/2/2013

    " I read this book with my 5th grade boys book club. It was a quick, light, laugh out loud read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 10/22/2013

    " Ok, Gary Paulsen does a great job recalling memories from his childhood in this book. I am not a fan of his, but read this book and laughed my butt off. It was just hilarious to hear what dumb things boys do at this age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eanderson | 10/21/2013

    " i thought this book was really good and funny. because it showed how kids can do dumb things just to have their name in a book. also so they get girls to notice them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan arieno | 9/17/2013

    " I thought this book was so funny. Thanks Mrs. browning for reading it to us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 4/8/2013

    " I read this book to my boys and they absolutley loved the many different stories of Gary Paulsens childhood. I however felt something missing.(can't put my finger on it). But overall a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Kelly | 3/22/2013

    " This book is hysterical. My husband and I read it aloud and we were rolling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy Boren | 12/27/2012

    " This was such a fun and easy book. I laughed out loud several times. I highly recommend this book. Now my worry is my little boy...yikes!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 11/25/2012

    " An especially great title for reluctant male readers ages 10 - 14. A funny and engrossing autobiography! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deavan Gehm | 11/20/2012

    " I liked the book because there was crazy stuff that i would do like get a ride from a car on ski's and try to beat the record. I was surprised that the stuff they bought was expensive. It was also surprisingly that cash was hard to get. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 10/11/2012

    " Another funny Paulsen book! Unlike "Lawn Boy," you may need to be a boy to really appreciate this humor, although I enjoyed it a lot myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/19/2012

    " This is a fun, quick read that tells about some of the adventures of teenage boys who lived in the country. If you want a good laugh you should read this! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 11/27/2011

    " Boring with characters that were very foolish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolene | 10/4/2011

    " This book was so much fun to read. I would read some of the stories to my students and they absolutely loved it--especially the boys. As a girl, it totally makes me shake my head in wonder. The stories are too boy not to be true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bishop | 9/26/2011

    " Funny at Best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 8/24/2011

    " Great read aloud book for the beginning of the school year for 7th grade. Crazy funny!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 8/16/2011

    " There were a few things in the book that are more applicable to teenagers(ie. language, sex references, etc.) "

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

    " Pretty good. . .pretty short. . .pretty funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Superspud | 3/15/2011

    " I found this book to be a little funny and a nice short read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kapila | 3/6/2011

    " Inventive. Nostalgic. Jaw-dropping. GD'd hilarious. (I still liked Scieszka's Knuckleheads better - I'd give Paulsen's book a strong 2nd place). Definitely for older or more savvy kids - 5th grade, despite the slimness of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/11/2011

    " Memoir documenting Gary Paulsens's childhood and the escapades of him and his friends. Angel broke the speed record on skis by being towed behind a car. Wrestling a bear to impress girls. Flying a giant kite and inventing hang gliding. The list is entertaining and long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/3/2010

    " I really liked this, it was really really funny. I think I would have understood it more if I was a boy. I think that my little bro should read this when he starts reading more advanced chapter books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trixie | 10/17/2010

    " This book is episodic, it presents short stories that a reader could imagine their father or grandfather telling them. The "adventures" describe the harebrained ideas adolescent boys think up to pass the time. The vignettes are humorous and are fitting for a younger audience. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Savannah | 9/24/2010

    " i think this book was a little bit boring but funny at times.... not as good as i thought it would be and very short too only 111 pages.... i would not really reccomend this book to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jolene | 6/12/2010

    " This book was so much fun to read. I would read some of the stories to my students and they absolutely loved it--especially the boys. As a girl, it totally makes me shake my head in wonder. The stories are too boy not to be true! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mariah :) :) | 5/25/2010

    " it is ok. could be better
    "

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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

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.