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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (76 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Betsy Franco Narrator: James Franco, David Franco Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781441890221
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Ovid’s got a lot on his mind, and he pours it all into the pages of a notebook. Inspired by his namesake, he wryly records his classmates’ dramas as modern-day Roman mythology. There’s Sophie and Caleb, the Psyche and Cupid of cyber-couples; poetic Paula, who pursues filmmaker Franny like Apollo chasing Daphne; and graphic-novelist Duwayne, a Proserpina shuttling between divorced parents. Meanwhile, Ovid hides his own Olympian struggles and a disturbing secret. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/2/2014

    " Meh. I like the premise and parts of this book were actually excellent and interesting on their own. But somehow I'm left feeling kind of indifferent in the end. And I honestly didn't care for the illustrations - but that could just be me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 eXtreme | 1/1/2014

    " Lovely poems that give Greek myths a reality check. Life isn't always beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 11/20/2013

    " I thought that this book was really interesting, and would have been good if it were longer, but it was only 114 pages long and didn't seem to have much of a plot. I really liked the writing style and the poems written throughout the book but the ending was very unsatisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/1/2013

    " Cool interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphosis as life in a present day high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 6/26/2013

    " I can't remember much of the book(not much of a good sign) but what I do recall is the awesome names of the charactors, and the drawings in it were just fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikayla | 4/11/2013

    " Pretty good book. Not exactly a book that you can keep glued to for hours at a time though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marisa | 8/22/2012

    " I wouldn't read it if you are like me and know nothing about Roman mythology - I know I missed all of the references and it was very confusing for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 7/1/2012

    " I just couldn't find a connection with the main character. That's one of the big things that makes or breaks a book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T. | 6/26/2012

    " I agree with many of the reviews that say that this was a wonderful book but was a bit too short. I enjoyed Ovid's insights and loved how "True to life" this book was. I was also excited to see a new plot point that I've never seen in YA literature (what Ovid does). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ever | 3/3/2012

    " I think I would have appreciated this more if the references to Metamorphoses weren't so overt. Still, it's nice to see Publius Ovidius Naso in the YA stacks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Lu | 8/9/2011

    " Not much of a plot. More of an "i've finally accepted myself and who cares if everyone else thinks i'm completely screwed up" kinda thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 2/19/2011

    " Lovely poems that give Greek myths a reality check. Life isn't always beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikayla | 9/17/2010

    " Pretty good book. Not exactly a book that you can keep glued to for hours at a time though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 7/7/2010

    " Not much of a plot. More of an "i've finally accepted myself and who cares if everyone else thinks i'm completely screwed up" kinda thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 7/6/2010

    " I can't remember much of the book(not much of a good sign) but what I do recall is the awesome names of the charactors, and the drawings in it were just fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 6/2/2010

    " Meh. I like the premise and parts of this book were actually excellent and interesting on their own. But somehow I'm left feeling kind of indifferent in the end. And I honestly didn't care for the illustrations - but that could just be me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/17/2010

    " I thought that this book was really interesting, and would have been good if it were longer, but it was only 114 pages long and didn't seem to have much of a plot. I really liked the writing style and the poems written throughout the book but the ending was very unsatisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T. | 12/15/2009

    " I agree with many of the reviews that say that this was a wonderful book but was a bit too short. I enjoyed Ovid's insights and loved how "True to life" this book was. I was also excited to see a new plot point that I've never seen in YA literature (what Ovid does). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 8/3/2009

    " Simply put, I really liked this book. Two pages in and I'd forgotten that a diminutive mother of three had written it as the voice seems to come from the deep center of a troubled, honest, genuine 16/17-year-old boy. My only complaint...it's too short. I could easily have read more from this kid. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 6/18/2009

    " I just couldn't find a connection with the main character. That's one of the big things that makes or breaks a book for me. "

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About the Author
Author Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco is the author of numerous books for children, including Counting Our Way to the 100th Day! and Mathematickles!, both illustrated by Steven Salerno, and Birdsongs, illustrated by Steve Jenkins. She and her husband live in Palo Alto, California.

About the Narrators

James Franco is an acclaimed actor, director, artist, and writer. His film roles include 127 Hours, Howl, Milk, Pineapple Express, and the Spider-Man trilogy. On television, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. Franco has written, directed, and starred in several short plays, a couple of which he adapted into films. He also wrote and directed the film Good Time Max. His visual art was featured in a solo show at the Clocktower Gallery in New York. His writing has appeared in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, McSweeneys, and other publications. He has an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College and is enrolled in the PhD program in literature at Yale.

David Franco is an actor and the younger brother of actor James Franco. He made his debut on television in the series 7th Heaven and has gone on to more prominent roles in films such as Charlie St. Cloud, 21 Jump Street, Warm Bodies, and Now You See Me. He lives in Los Angeles.