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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (135 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Feig Narrator: Paul Feig Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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After being teased one too many times, Ignatius MacFarland decides to build a rocket. Maybe extraterrestrials are nicer than his classmates! But when his rocket takes an explosive wrong turn, Ignatius ends up in another frequency run by former English-teacher-turned-dictator, Chester Arthur.

Mr. Arthur has taken the art, culture, and advancements of our world, shared them with this new frequency, and convinced the creatures around him that he's a genius. It's up to Iggy and Karen, another trapped frequenaut, to expose Mr. Arthur for the fraud that he is - and to hopefully make it home alive.

Part comedy, part science fiction, and part fantasy, this debut novel makes being a geek, well, kind of cool. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

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

    " From the writer of Freaks & Geeks--great for tween guys. Ignatius, sick of being bullied, builds a rocketship in hopes of escaping to outer space. Not being an expert rocketship builder, he instead sends himself to a different frequency in the same spot, populated by strange creatures seemingly controlled by--a teacher from Ignatius' school? A sci fi/fantasy adventure with lots of fart jokes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 2/10/2014

    " I'm a big fan of Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Kick Me, Superstud), but this book came off as very average compared to his other work - it lacked all the humour and strong characters I'd come to expect, and seemed very formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 2/1/2014

    " You don't even have to visit another frequency to see how amazing this book is. This is one of the best 300+-paged novels I've ever read. It has dense humor, picturesque writing abilities and perspectives, and it has lots of scenic drama that makes the book that more intensifying and exciting to read. Ignatius is one of those books that fall under the radar but actually have lots of quality and shining elements. And I'm glad I was able to walk on this moon and discover this frequency's intelligent life. (In case you're confused, that's metaphorically speaking.) I once described as Hugo Cabret as this: "...knocks me down, helps me up, and then knocks me down again, and only few have ever done this kind of trick on me." Well, Ignatius is one of those few. The only shortcoming this book had--what, do you think I'd stay in the bright side?--was that it didn't properly define its scenery. When I came back to the book while I was reading it, I had lots of trouble trying to remember where I was in the story. Kinda like with--oh, let's save that for another review. Also, even while I am reading it, the book's scenarios are still very incomprehensible. But then again, this story is mainly at another frequency. But still, just because you have matchless theme doesn't mean you have matchless plot lining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/11/2014

    " Good book for kids, boys and girls. Adventurous and funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 1/9/2014

    " meh. the creatures in this book were too bizarre for me to keep track of and the storyline was relatively weak. i enjoyed the illustrations scattered throughout the book, but occasionally, they didn't exactly match the text (which was frustrating). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 1/3/2014

    " Wow... i can't lie, this book was WEIRD! I liked it but it was strange! I like the main character, he's really cool! Plus, the girl he meets is so funny! Good book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 12/27/2013

    " I hope they make a sequel... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Erickson | 12/11/2013

    " Didn't love it-hated the language especially because this book would be an elementary read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce Hansen | 11/16/2013

    " A funny sci-fi adventure, but I was a bit disappointed by the ending. Summary: Bullied in school and called "Piggy MacFartland," twelve-year-old Iggy longs to travel to another planet and live among extraterrestrials, until an explosion transports him to a scary alternate reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 11/8/2013

    " Practically all action sequences, funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 6/22/2013

    " Fast paced non-stop action for tween reluctant readers... especially boys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 5/30/2013

    " This was ok, and I love Feig's adult books, but I guess I'm just not the target audience for the humor in this book. Still, I can see the appeal for middle school kids who enjoy humorous books about outsiders. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marlyne | 5/14/2013

    " the girls and I read this at night. Very silly, causes outburst of giggles which can be counteractive at bedtime. They liked it, I didn't. That's Ok, everyone is entitled to their opinions "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L | 5/12/2013

    " Crazy story about a boy who blasts himself into a parallel dimension ruled by a demented English teacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 stillme | 9/14/2012

    " Hilarious. I'll recommend this to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 9/8/2012

    " I got this as a galley at BEA, having no idea that I'd love the young adult science fiction genre. Turns out I do! Paul Feig's created a delightful world on an alternate frequency, one I'm eager to return to in a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 8/20/2012

    " I'm loving this book so far. The writing is elegant enough to charm grown-ups, yet with enough irreverence and ick-factor to draw in the young'uns. Reading this book takes me back to the days of Judy Blume, Encyclopedia Brown and "Choose Your Own Adventure". Fun, fun, fun stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 8/14/2012

    " I could definitely tell this was written by the Freaks and Geeks guy, a series that I really enjoyed, but I had a really hard time getting into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indoosmom | 5/13/2012

    " Both my kids (girl 10 & son 13) just finished this book. Could be a classic like Gulliver's Travels. Fun, funny, kids kept saying one more chapter before I could turn out the lights. We are hoping for a sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 11/8/2011

    " Very "Yellow Submarine" and weird. Obviously intended to be the first of a series where two kids travel to different parallel worlds through being out-of-frequency. I don't plan to continue with the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/31/2011

    " A good light summer read. Great for young children who like gross humor (fart jokes, pee, etc.) and excessive sarcasm. A lighthearted young person's view of political and social freedoms. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 8/1/2011

    " Quick action, misfit characters, occasional illustrations, potty humor, and lots of sarcasm--middle school boys will love it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gail Harcourt-Brown | 4/2/2011

    " More annoying than entertaining. I got halfway through, but couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 1/16/2011

    " Wow... i can't lie, this book was WEIRD! I liked it but it was strange! I like the main character, he's really cool! Plus, the girl he meets is so funny! Good book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L | 11/3/2010

    " Crazy story about a boy who blasts himself into a parallel dimension ruled by a demented English teacher. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 7/9/2010

    " Paul Feig is one of the twisted minds behind Freaks and Geeks. He’s apparently still very twisted. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 6/25/2010

    " Didn't love it-hated the language especially because this book would be an elementary read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/18/2010

    " Battle of the Books 2011.

    I'm not sure how exactly this got on the list. If it wasn't part of our battle, I would have abandoned it. Far too much running from weird creatures described at too much length, but not well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 5/6/2010

    " I could definitely tell this was written by the Freaks and Geeks guy, a series that I really enjoyed, but I had a really hard time getting into the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 3/31/2010

    " Another YRCA 2011 nominated book. This one by the creator of Freaks and Geeks! I have high hopes.
    Okay perhaps my hopes were a little too high as this book is in thr category for 8-12 year olds. However, the voice of the narrator Iggy is well handled and believable. "

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

    " Fast paced non-stop action for tween reluctant readers... especially boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 1/9/2010

    " I hope they make a sequel... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indoosmom | 4/21/2009

    " Both my kids (girl 10 & son 13) just finished this book. Could be a classic like Gulliver's Travels. Fun, funny, kids kept saying one more chapter before I could turn out the lights. We are hoping for a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 3/23/2009

    " I'm loving this book so far. The writing is elegant enough to charm grown-ups, yet with enough irreverence and ick-factor to draw in the young'uns. Reading this book takes me back to the days of Judy Blume, Encyclopedia Brown and "Choose Your Own Adventure". Fun, fun, fun stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marlyne | 1/20/2009

    " the girls and I read this at night. Very silly, causes outburst of giggles which can be counteractive at bedtime. They liked it, I didn't. That's Ok, everyone is entitled to their opinions "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 1/2/2009

    " meh. the creatures in this book were too bizarre for me to keep track of and the storyline was relatively weak. i enjoyed the illustrations scattered throughout the book, but occasionally, they didn't exactly match the text (which was frustrating). "

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About the Author
Author Paul Feig

Paul Feig is the creator of the critically acclaimed television show Freaks and Geeks and the author of the adult memoirs Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence and Superstud. He is also the author of a couple books for children. He lives with his wife and two dogs in California.