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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,215 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Clements Narrator: Keith Nobbs Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"You have the right to remain silent." However...

The fifth-grade girls and the fifth-grade boys at Laketon Elementary don't get along very well. But the real problem is that these kids are loud and disorderly. That's why the principal uses her red plastic bullhorn. A lot.

Then one day Dave Packer, a certified loudmouth, bumps into an idea -- a big one that makes him try to keep quiet for a whole day. But what does Dave hear during lunch? A girl, Lynsey Burges, jabbering away. So Dave breaks his silence and lobs an insult. And those words spark a contest: Which team can say the fewest words during two whole days? And it's the boys against the girls.

How do the teachers react to the silence? What happens when the principal feels she's losing control? And will Dave and Lynsey plunge the whole school into chaos?

This funny and surprising audiobook is about language and thought, about words unspoken, words spoken in anger, and especially about the power of words spoken in kindness...with or without a bullhorn. It's Andrew Clements at his best -- thought-provoking, true-to-life, and very entertaining. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Andrew Clements set the standard for the school story in 1996 with his first novel, Frindle, which went on to sell more than two million copies…No Talking is Clements's best school story since.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Readers may be compelled to use their voice to praise Clements's deft handling of an interesting premise.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The plot quickly draws readers in and keeps them turning pages…This lively offering would make a great book-group selection or classroom discussion starter.” 

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Isabelle | 2/13/2014

    " This book is so funny!!!!!!!!! Only if we were that competive! well some are! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 2/10/2014

    " Good little book.... I suggest it to people that have some time they want to spend.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lauren | 2/8/2014

    " When I was younger, this was my favorite book. As a girl who can't shut up, I enjoyed reading about how they kept quiet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexis | 1/19/2014

    " Read with Cayman - he did much of the reading - was a great concept - Kids go silent in school trying to be like Gandhi and it ends up in a contest between the Boys and Girls. "

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