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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,470 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Christopher Burns Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Leo's papa stood in the doorway, gazing down at him. Leo, you make gold from pebbles, and the way he said it, Leo could tell that this was a good thing.

He may have been given a bit part in the school play, but Leo dreams he is the biggest star on Broadway.

Sure, his big, noisy family makes him feel like a sardine squashed in a tin, but in his fantasy he gets all the attention he wants.

Yes, his papa seems sad and distracted, but Leo imagines him as a boy, tap-dancing and singing with delight.

That's why they call Leo fog boy. He's always dreaming, always replaying things in his brain. He fantasizes about who he is in order to discover who he will become. As an actor in the school play, he is poised and ready for the curtain to open. But in the play that is his life, Leo is eager to discover what part will be his.

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

    " Replay, by Sharon Creech, is the story of Leonardo or Sardine, which is what everyone in his family calls him. This quiet, introspective twelve-year old often finds himself sardined in between his more boisterous and outgoing siblings. When Leo exploring the attic he finds an old diary entitled, Age of Thirteen written by his father when he was young. There is also a mysterious Rosaria who appears in pictures and in the diary that Leo has never even heard of. When Leo gets the part of the Old Crone in the school play, Rumpopo's Porch, he is disappointed at not getting the lead role, however in the end he embraces the part. Through the parallel dramas of the play and his chaotic home life, Leo begins to understand the importance of stories and our need to share them, whether they are treasured memories or future dreams. Read this book to find out how Leo deals with loss, truth, change, and forgiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique | 2/9/2014

    " I really liked this book! Leo. 'Nough said "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/6/2014

    " Don't we all spend a fair amoount of time day dreaming of what we envision ourselves best selves to be? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarissa | 2/6/2014

    " I thought this was yet another charming book by Sharon Creech. She's become one of my favorite authors. Refreshing and tender. She makes me evaluate how I look at the tween generation and my own methods of parenting a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scarlett Sims | 2/4/2014

    " This book tells the story of an Italian-American family. The main character is a boy who is finding out things about his family at the same time that he finds out things about himself. The story of his life mirrors the structure of a play he is in at school. It was a really quick read and a cute story and I did like the fact that every single loose end wasn't tied up at the end; there were some things left open for the reader to contemplate. My biggest problem with it was just that it seemed kinda overly sentimental. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 VaLeRiE!!!!!!!!! (♥'s u!) | 1/26/2014

    " This book was awesome!!!!!! It's about this actor named Leo and his vivid imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 1/25/2014

    " I don't LOVE Sharon Creech mostly because her books are sad and depressing, but this one was actually pretty enjoyable. The little boy in this book is adorable. It took me a while to figure out that his little brother had a lisp...I had no idea what "thothes" were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Idolgirl | 1/23/2014

    " This book was a quick read for me but boy was it good. I do own this book and i am glad i do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thea | 1/22/2014

    " Replay, a mixture of humor and drama. Loved it! Awesome book!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meleah | 1/17/2014

    " So far i like this book a lot, because i think it can be a little bit of a chalenge like you would need a dictionary with you while reading it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Celeste | 1/9/2014

    " Yikes! I usually really like Sharon Creech's young adult books. This one was really lacking in character development and story line-not good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma poore | 12/20/2013

    " this was a GREAT book! it means so much to me. i realy like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izzy | 12/15/2013

    " I'm not a play person, so I got a little bored, but the story itself was awesome! I'm a huge fan of Sharon Creech! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 12/1/2013

    " This book was really addicting!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane Tatman | 12/1/2013

    " Again another solid book from Sharon Creech, but it just didn't have the depth and emotion of her earlier works. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 11/24/2013

    " I read like 50 pages, it was too boring to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rose | 11/4/2013

    " Replay by Sharon Creech (2007) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 9/5/2013

    " This book is so awesome! when i was reading this book i was picturing what was happening since the details was so good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♫♪ Olivia ♪♫ | 8/23/2013

    " pretty interesting, good to read when you're bored "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marques R. | 8/18/2013

    " this book is awesome for those who like/love acting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 6/9/2013

    " It was good, if you like to be in plays this is the book for you! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T. | 11/15/2012

    " A book for growing up and growing old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 10/8/2012

    " I almost stopped reading this because I didn't like the beginning. There are plenty of excellent Sharon Creech books. This isn't one of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 10/3/2012

    " I thought it had a pretty good plot line, but it got very confusing. Overall it was an OK book, but if you are looking for some excitement on a boring day, i wouldn't suggest this book as your first choice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madison | 6/24/2012

    " this is a book about a kid who found his dad's journal from when he was 13 and he finds out a lot about his dad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 6/3/2012

    " Not one of Creech's best, but good none-the-less, especially for kids growing up in the dynamic chaos of a large family (as I did), and even more so if that family happens to be Italian American (as my father's side of the family is). Also a good introduction to theater and plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori Essex | 1/22/2012

    " I want to read it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 1/17/2012

    " It's a cute story. Leo also reminds me of myself just because of his daydreams. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge | 1/7/2012

    " I loved this book. It has so many layers, I didn't want it to end. P.K. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pickle0412 | 9/7/2011

    " my favorite of her books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/20/2011

    " Another great book by Sharon Creech! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 3/7/2011

    " This book was really addicting!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarissa | 1/6/2011

    " I thought this was yet another charming book by Sharon Creech. She's become one of my favorite authors. Refreshing and tender. She makes me evaluate how I look at the tween generation and my own methods of parenting a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/3/2011

    " Another good book from Sharon Creech. This one isn't my favorite (that would be a tie between Chasing Redbird and Love That Dog), but it was very enjoyable and will certainly appeal to fans of Creech's work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessy | 12/9/2010

    " Ugh. The most boring book I ever read...didn't even bother to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 11/18/2010

    " funny and weird how everyone changed. liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helena | 11/5/2010

    " This writer is amazing! This book is really good. You have the feeling that your in a real play when you read this book.If you already look at the title you probably know what the story is going to be about! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 11/5/2010

    " Sharon Creech is one of my favorite children's authors. This was an interesting format and she didn't disappoint. Hope to read more of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 10/1/2010

    " 3.5 stars? I dunno, this one just didn't hit me in the same way as the other Creech I've read so far. It seemed a little contrived, a bit as if the author was stretching beyond her reach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MMDee | 8/30/2010

    " This book wasn't super but wasn't horrible. It was just average. It had interesting moments but had boring moments. It's s great book to read for dicuttion in school but not outside of school. I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 8/22/2010

    " I really enjoyed this coming of age story. At first, Leo seemed quite quirky, but it did not take long for me to realise that we had a fair bit in common, there were many moments that he reminded me of myself. I especially felt for his desire of pleasing his father. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maya | 8/13/2010

    " I was never really amazed with Sharon Creech's writing, but considering my friend's good reviews I began to read Replay with high expectations. It simply didn't please me. There was no moral or anything resembling a moral and the whole story seemed to be pointless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 crazyboutFAYZ | 8/4/2010

    " I'm not a play person, so I got a little bored, but the story itself was awesome! I'm a huge fan of Sharon Creech! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Morgan | 7/12/2010

    " I thought this book was a one star was because it kept going back and forth to other people. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Christopher Burns has been a news executive and an independent consultant to government and the private sector for thirty years, advising clients on emerging information management technologies and the evolution of the information economy. He is also an acclaimed author who has written several novels, including Island Wilderness, In Sorrow All Our Days, and Imagining Early Years of Martha’s Vineyard, which won an honorable mention for fiction in the annual IPPY awards of 2005. He has also edited two poetry anthologies and his most recent work, Vietnam Album, is a collection of hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, extensive excerpts from diaries captured during the war, and firsthand accounts from soldiers.