Extended Audio Sample

Download Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk, by Liesl Shurtliff Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Liesl Shurtliff Narrator: Bruce Mann Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $23.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $18.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Fans of Adam Gidwitz and Chris Colfer will give a GIANT cheer for this funny fairy tale retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk.

All work and no play makes Jack extremely bored. And when Jack gets bored, he makes mischief. It’s not that he’s bad; he just longs for adventure—and there’s nothing adventurous about toiling day and night to grow yucky green stuff.

Adventure finally arrives one day in the form of giants, and soon, with his little sister Annabella in tow, Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds. The kingdom of giants is full of slugs the size of sheep, venomous pixies as tall as grown men, and a chatty cook with the biggest mouth Jack has ever seen. There’s giant fun to be had, too: puddings to swim in, spoons to use as catapults, monster toads to carry off pesky little sisters … 

But Jack and Annabella are on a mission. The king of the giants has taken something that belongs to them, and they’ll do anything—even dive into a smelly tureen of green bean soup—to get it back.

Download and start listening now!

bfxr

Quotes & Awards

  • “This captivating fantasy has action, emotional depth, and lots of humor.”

    School Library Journal

  • “There are…enough boisterous adventures about a wee boy (and girl) overcoming big obstacles and defeating greed to keep youngsters hooked. Fans of retold fairy tales will be well-satisfied.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Liesl Shurtliff has the uncanny ability to make magical worlds feel utterly real, and the best part is: you don’t even need a beanstalk to visit them.”

    Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever, a New York Times Notable Book

  • “Shurtliff fills Rump’s world with common magic and deadpan humor; the picaresque-style narrative gives the maligned character a refreshingly plainspoken voice, while honoring the original story’s hauntingly strange events.”

    Publishers Weekly on Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations