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2.9998499174546 out of 52.9998499174546 out of 52.9998499174546 out of 52.9998499174546 out of 52.9998499174546 out of 5 3.00 (19,989 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Rockwell Narrator: Jay O. Sanders Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9780739336571
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Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it. Billy's family, after checking with the doctor, takes everything in stride. They even help Billy through his gastronomic ordeal, which twists and turns with each new day, leaving the outcome of the bet continually in doubt. 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 Maggie | 2/15/2014

    " It was kinnda wierd, but still I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Msingram | 2/14/2014

    " My teacher read this to us when I was in primary school. I still remember it, I loved it. It was first published in 1923 and they republished it a few years ago. The main character has to eat 15 worms in 15 days.... mmm delicious :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eumachia | 2/2/2014

    " I read this over and over as a kid. I'm trying to remember what I loved about it and to be honest, it was probalby because it was gross. A good memory from childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanel | 1/26/2014

    " i read this in 6th grade. it was just as delightful 3 months ago! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 1/24/2014

    " this is an okay book.its mostly about 4 kids eating worms.its not that exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yesenia gullien | 1/23/2014

    " never make a deal about eating worms or anything else k on less u can handle it and if ur disgusting!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 1/21/2014

    " I was disappointed reading this as an adult. I thought the storyline was weak. Kids enjoy the story because it is gross, but overall its not that good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Mueller | 1/17/2014

    " It was okay, if you like eating worms. : ) I may have to use it in the classroom, so I thought I should read it since I never have before. It was a quick, easy read. It showed how if you make a deal, you should keep your word and I liked that, especially through the kids eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/17/2014

    " A little dose of gross middle school humor...and, for the record, the book is much better than the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peregrine 12 | 1/6/2014

    " Gross... just perfect for an eleven year old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 12/15/2013

    " We also listened to this in the car. The boys thought it was fun how many worms the boy was eating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nifs02 | 12/13/2013

    " It was a funny book back in the day when I was younger!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/8/2013

    " This was an icky but good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 11/30/2013

    " One of the books I remember loving as a kid. It was funny and wasn't condescending to me. Even as a child I hated when authors would treat you like one. This dealt with kids and what kids do without making it seem stupid...just silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nic | 11/18/2013

    " Upon rereading this book as an adult I finally realized that the worms wasn't the issue, it was the "being different". It is to be embraced, but looked down upon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 11/17/2013

    " i dont really remember this book but i remember that i liked it ok... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 11/9/2013

    " I just remembered this book after having read it so long ago. An important book for my childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krazykat | 10/19/2013

    " with lotsa lotsa ketchup!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike S | 10/5/2013

    " I think so far this book is really good and I look the cover I saw the movie of it and I wanted to read the book. It looks like he doesn't like to eat fried worms but he wants to eat 15 of them to get 50 dollars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 6/26/2013

    " Truly a classic in children's literature. If you loved the book, don't bother with the recent movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jackiec | 6/12/2013

    " nothing AT ALL like the movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Candlish | 3/22/2013

    " This was another one that was read to me in school, amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/11/2013

    " Fun story about the damage that can happen to friendships where there is a bet involved. I'm thinking that boys would especially love this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/20/2012

    " The title may sound pretty gross but the story is very amusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 4/26/2012

    " I could see how 12 year old boys would like this book, eating worms for the prize of a minibike... however I guess I'm not really the targeted audience. I thought some of the writing was a little hard to follow. I also thought the illustrations could have been less scribbly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaylon | 5/28/2011

    " this was so cool. the boy ate all those worms, eel. it was funny when the worm exploded in the microwave. and when the two boys put worms int there pants and walked in the school with worms in there pants that was funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/29/2011

    " i can't remember if i had read it or saw the movie but wither way it was good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison | 4/21/2011

    " I don't remember when I read this. I just randomly had a flashback of reading this while watching AFV. I REALLY liked this book. I would love to read it again! It's hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murlene | 4/17/2011

    " This book is for older grades, although I'm sure the younger ones will enjoy a read aloud from this book. It deals with bullying and how one boy chose to deal with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 4/17/2011

    " Love this book. Agreat read for conflict and bulling another timeless classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 3/29/2011

    " I thought this book was absolutely hilarious! Great read for boys because they'd totally be into this kind of stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/27/2011

    " Funny but I think my boys would have understood it better if they were older but they sat through it anyway :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Schlenia | 3/18/2011

    " Cute for kids. My second graders really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliet | 3/17/2011

    " It was good but challenging - some of the story was difficult to follow because they threw a bunch of names out at you. "

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

    " I read this to George and then we watched the movie for movie night. I remember really liking this book as a kid (I think it was one of the first chapter books I read) and George really enjoyed it as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/17/2011

    " We also listened to this in the car. The boys thought it was fun how many worms the boy was eating. "

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About the Author
Thomas Rockwell is the author of a number of books for young readers. He was the recipient of the Mark Twain Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Sequoyah Award for How to Eat Fried Worms. He lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.
About the Narrator

Jay O. Sanders began his acting career off-Broadway in Shakespearean roles then went on to appear in numerous films and television series, including Revolutionary Road, The Day after Tomorrow, and Kiss the Girls, based on the novel by James Patterson. He has narrated more than fifty audio books over the years, including the bestselling My Losing Season by Pat Conroy and Dean Koontz’s Dragon Tears and Mr. Murder.