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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (445 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Gray Narrator: Bruce Mann Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780739379158
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Ross is dead, and Blake, Sim, and Kenny are furious. To make it right, they steal Ross’s ashes and set out from their home on the English coast for the tiny village of Ross in southern Scotland, a place their friend had always wanted to go. What follows is an unforgettable journey with illegal train rides, bungee jumping, girls, and high-speed police chases—all with Ross’s ashes along for the ride. As events spin wildly out of control, the three friends must take their heads out of the sand long enough to answer the question: What really happened to Ross?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/18/2014

    " This is a 3.5. I have to say at first I was bored by this book and the whole fact that it was British was a mark against it. This is a problem I have to get over with both British and Canadian books, but not Australian so much. Weird, I know. I always ask myself how the kids who read the books in the library will react to the references to tellies and loos and grade/year 9 stuff. Those are big deals to adolescent readers. However, the story in this book wins out over the British and even Scottish setting of the book. Blake, Sim and Kenny and their ROAD TRIP to Ross, Scotland to throw the ashes of their best friend Ross into the sea is a funny, endearing and thoughtful tale. It leaves no loose ends, but gives answers that may not be what we are looking for. I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/16/2014

    " An original take on death, loss, and grief. The characters don't mope around and whine like they do in other books *coughNewMooncough* where loss is a main theme. These characters are literally on the run! The title doesn't really go with the rest of the novel, so I wish whoever came up with the title had come up with something different. A fast-paced, action-packed read with plenty of teen angst and British-swears to go around! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/30/2013

    " Once again a rather dull book about the relationship of three boys and their dead best friend. Sadly I found it lacked pazzas and I cionsequently got bored of it. It also I suppose was meant to have a heartbreaking ending, but it really just wasn't that good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 12/28/2013

    " Maybe 2.5 stars. It just wasn't that exciting. Funny in parts and the transformations that the boys go through is genuine (I think). It just wasn't something that I would choose when there are SO many other great things out there to read... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/28/2013

    " I guess I shouldn't write a review of this book because I only got one chapter in but that was as far as I could get. The characters were simultaneously boring and complete little jerks. Plus I personally really dislike the travel novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 12/15/2013

    " Amazing... a road trip book that isn't a steaming piece of trash. That alone deserves four stars. I sort of wish I had written this book. It has a sense of mastery evident from the very first page which is curiously missing from all of my writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/15/2013

    " This is a good book, well worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Gardow | 12/2/2013

    " Add this to my list of road trip books! Themes of friendship, guilt and loss. "

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

    " This awesome novel follows three teenage boys as the embark on a road trip from southern England to Scotland in remembrance of their recently deceased friend. They experience some tough realizations along the way. I loved the ending! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Casidy | 3/28/2013

    " didnt get throught it, toooooo boring :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chaska J | 1/15/2013

    " It was great! Sucked me in and kept me there to the very last word! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 7/10/2012

    " I could not help but cry. What a fantastic book to show people what friendship is truly about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracey | 11/30/2011

    " Teen fiction; road-trip/coming of age (boys). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 4/14/2011

    " Green Mountain Book Award List: 2012/2013 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/6/2011

    " Another Nutmeg book. Funny, but ultimately very moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaimie | 2/24/2011

    " Great :D The boys are sooooo funny! I absolutely love all the things that go wrong, like when one of them lost their bag, or when the other had to bunjee jump to pay for a new train ticket. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 2/15/2011

    " Good but the only part that bothered me was the end when Sim got angry and left. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/12/2011

    " I thought this book was really good. Three 15 year old boys dealing with the death of a close friend. Enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/7/2011

    " This awesome novel follows three teenage boys as the embark on a road trip from southern England to Scotland in remembrance of their recently deceased friend. They experience some tough realizations along the way. I loved the ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/22/2010

    " Add this to my list of road trip books! Themes of friendship, guilt and loss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 12/16/2010

    " This book was a very easy read. Very British, but very basic so the book is easy to understand. This book wasnt particularly good. It was interesting but I was glad to have finished it. It was monotonous and kind of bland at some parts, I wouldnt recommend it unless youre looking for a weak read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/10/2010

    " Once again a rather dull book about the relationship of three boys and their dead best friend. Sadly I found it lacked pazzas and I cionsequently got bored of it. It also I suppose was meant to have a heartbreaking ending, but it really just wasn't that good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 12/5/2010

    " This book was pretty good, and I get why it has great reviews. I was pleased that I did not understand the title until the end. I will definitely recommend it to others. "

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About the Author
Author Keith GrayKeith Gray has won the Angus Book Award and the silver medal in the Smarties Prize. Visit him at his Web site, www.keith-gray.com.
About the Narrator

Bruce Mann, Earphones Award–winning narrator,studied classical acting at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has been a successful voice-over artist and actor for over ten years.