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3.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 53.3 out of 5 3.30 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781455801428
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Henry Mosley decides that he and his pals Riley and Reed need to go on some earth-shaking adventures and make a name for themselves. Henry is the mastermind; Riley’s the researcher who’s prepared for anything. And somehow fearful Reed always ends up with the scariest, craziest assignments. Roped into wacky attempts to break world records, reenact scenes from books, solve a hundred-year-old murder, and carry out Henry’s other inspired ideas, Riley and Reed follow their fearless leader everywhere: into the wilderness, inside a bull-riding ring, into a haunted house, off the neighbors’ roof, and into a cataclysmic collision with explosive life-forms. Gary Paulsen brings all his trademark humor to this tale of fun and disaster. 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 Alyssa | 2/17/2014

    " Another book Brooklyn is supposed to read. This one wasn't bad. It was about 3 12 year old boys who think life is too boring so they create their own adventures. I reminded me of the Great Brain series. It is short and kids would find it pretty funny. I would say the target audience would be 3-5 grade boys. They would love this book & get a lot of the humor, which as a mother, was not quite as funny to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kateclysm | 2/17/2014

    " Hysterical, definitely a 'boy book' though ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/5/2014

    " Funny. Reminds me of The Great Brain meets the humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Afton Nelson | 2/2/2014

    " I wish someone would publish my book with no plot, but I guess when your name is Gary Paulson, regular writing rules don't necessarily apply. Not that this book isn't fun and entertaining. It's just a bunch of chapters strung together about 3 boys who come up with different extreme stunts to pull off. Well, one boy thinks of the stunts, another records the details of the stunts and blogs about it, and the third kid is the schmuck who gets roped into actually doing the stunts--each one dragging him through one bad smelling pile of poop/garbage after another. This was a read aloud with my boys and they enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Willis | 2/1/2014

    " Enjoyed reading...fun and fast paced. Do you think it gives young boys too many ideas? Fun book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richelle | 1/30/2014

    " Off the "New Books" shelf at the library is where I picked up Masters of Disaster. I knew the author, Gary Paulsen, from Hatchet so I thought I'd see what the latest from him is like. I'd say the book is for boys grades 3-5 and maybe a little older depending on their interests. There are three friends who go through self-created adventures like crazy bike stunts, scientifically examining the contents of school dumpsters, staying in the woods overnight survival-style with no supplies and more. No one ever gets seriously hurt, but someone always ends up getting covered in bad smelling something or other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 1/20/2014

    " Just ok - I expect better from Gary Paulsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/19/2014

    " Read with my son for Reading Olympics and the title speaks for itself. I thought it was cute and intriguing for a 10 year old. We also thought it was funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Miller | 1/18/2014

    " Not really what I would have expected from Paulsen. I was preparing for a great set of adventures and excitement but it turned out to be a bit too fast paced, filled with forced humor, and lacking in development. Very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/24/2013

    " Silly book and just perfect for a grade school boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 12/20/2013

    " A great read for reluctant male students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 10/6/2013

    " I wasn't a huge fan of this story and liked Lawn Boy so much better but considering the intended audience (young boys, not 36 year old mothers) I will go ahead and give it 3 stars. This will be an entertaining and quick read for boys who are looking for some laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 4/10/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny! I just love Gary Paulsen and his great books for boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/25/2013

    " This book was a quick and easy read. I really enjoyed the voice of Reed. I could picture him and his friends easily. The adventures were clever and funny. I will encourage my students who enjoy humor books to give this one a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Lyle | 2/13/2013

    " This is silly but very funny. Vocabulary is a little high for elementary, but my third-graders loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meredith | 1/21/2013

    " This just wasn't that appealing to me. Even though I generally enjoy a good poop joke. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 1/18/2013

    " hilarious book for boys! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/3/2012

    " This was a crazy, hilarious book about three friends trying to set world records. I laughed all of the way through it. It's probably on a 4th grade level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Worthington | 9/7/2012

    " I love Gary Paulsen books and this book doesn't disappoint the reader. This is a story of three friends and their antics. One friend is the instigator, another the recorder, and finally the third friend is the guiena pig. You can read this a chapter at a time and laugh the whole time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 7/21/2012

    " Gary Paulsen needs to go back to actual writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 12/30/2011

    " Very funny book of three boys who in their quest to distinguish themselves, and hopefully attract girls, have several "adventures" which end up as the title suggests. This is the third book I've read by Gary Paulsen that ends on p. 101. Very sneaky of him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/20/2011

    " Adventure is what the main characters crave. With one in charge of the plans, one to write the report and one to do the crazy stunts, they have quite a team. And when the book ends summer is about to begin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie P | 8/13/2011

    " A great "boy" book. The boys' (mis)adventures are hilarious and over the top, but, somehow, you could imagine your junior high classmates attempting them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Logan | 6/3/2011

    " This is one of the best books i have read. "

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

    " As a parent, I cringed at all these "stunts"; but as a mother of 2 boys, I can totally see this book being popular. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 uintahiker | 9/21/2010

    " Easy read. I thought it was sub-par for Gary Paulsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 9/19/2010

    " A fun read. I chuckled in every chapter. I think the chapters could make good writing prompts for students: what stupid adventures have they had and how can they tell about them effectively? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimmie | 9/8/2010

    " Definitely all BOY! Including very gross descriptions and poop references. Probably at least 4th grade and up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/4/2010

    " Enjoyed reading...fun and fast paced. Do you think it gives young boys too many ideas? Fun book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/27/2010

    " Funny! Reminded me of "The Great Brain". "

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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

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.